AU Sweden kick-off evening

How to run a successful sustainable business

Passion, critical thinking and innovative business models – Eleven Swedish organisations demonstrate that success and sustainability belong together. Our world is full of challenges: Climate change, food and energy security, waste, inequality and diminishing economic opportunities, to name a few. To prepare the managers of tomorrow, we organised a one-week study tour with the American University in Washington, DC. Together with …

The supermarket of 2020?

Supermarkets need to transform and urgently change their business models in order to survive the challenges brought on by multiple disruptive forces. Increasing price competition from discounters, innovative online players, environmental issues like waste and climate change or increasing health concerns from consumers are just some examples. Cosaris recently identified the 10 keys to future food retail success in its …

Next stop ... the future

Cosaris launches new retail transformation seminar

After one year of intensive research, surveying over 500 industry organisations, analysing success factors of innovative food retail concepts across 16 European countries and a successful trial with the senior leadership team of one of the leading European supermarket chains we now finally launched our new seminar featuring current best practice and retail excellence. Learn more about our seminar and …

Transformation: The future of successful food retail

The food retail industry is increasingly facing severe challenges. Over many years social, ecological and economic concerns have been influencing and altering people’s attitudes and behaviour. The internet and social media have also changed the way people shop and share their experiences. Whole categories once profitable are now barely breaking even or making a loss. Many retailers and their suppliers …

New study tour for American University showcasing sustainability in Europe

The American University’s Kogod School of Business has chosen us to organise a study tour to showcase sustainable management practices and innovation in Europe. The tour will be a required component for students of their Master’s Program ‘Sustainability Management’. Over the next few months we will identify and choose a mix of organisations from different industries to illustrate challenges and …

Things to learn from the Swedish food retail market

Leading Spanish and Portuguese FMCG companies use Cosaris’ expertise to experience latest channel trends and in-store best practice during a study trip to Stockholm   Last week Cosaris organised a retail innovation seminar and study tour to Stockholm. The trip was co-hosted by AECOC, the Spanish GS1 and leading association for FMCG manufacturers and retailers in the country. Many major …

Potential based sales management: Spend time with the right customers

Is your sales team not delivering the expected results? Are they complaining about work overload, too many or not enough leads? Is your customer profitability constantly getting lower? Chances are, your sales people are spending their time with the wrong customers. But stop! Don’t just blame your salesmen. It’s far more complicated than that. Many sales people I know handle …

See what your shoppers see

New promotion but no products on the shelf? Consistently low on-shelf availability with certain products? What are your competitors doing on the POS? What are your shoppers thinking about your brand, category or store? What exactly is influencing their decision of whether they buy or not? For manufacturers and retailers alike there are some common issues on the POS. But …

Bite away

I guess everybody knows this feeling: You are sitting outside for a nice late-summer picnic. The weather is still pleasantly warm. But suddenly you get a visit from some uninvited, annoying guests to spoil your feast. No, I am not talking about the in-laws. Then it happens: Your neighbour’s little daughter starts to cry and reveals a quickly growing, burning sting …

Retail Innovation

Our mission is to find new, innovative products, services and solutions for retailers and FMCG manufacturers. We also want to help these innovations to get the recognition and market exposure they deserve. We regularly travel around the world, visit trade shows, meet and speak with innovators and are connected with industry bodies and different research organisations. This allows us to …