We have over 60 years of collective experience in retail strategy, brand
leadership, operations, merchandising and consumer marketing.
Our clients include chain retailers, branded manufactures and select service providers.
The world is changing rapidly and the change is having a major impact on growth,
earnings, shopper dynamics and the overall future direction of retail.
We are experts in activating leading-edge thinking about current and future states
of retail markets and retailers, the growth strategies retailers will pursue, and
the capabilities and competencies that enable retailers and suppliers to lead.
We help our clients stay 48 to 60 months ahead by helping them spot,
explain and commercialize the most important trends globally and specifically in
the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, Euroland, Japan, China and India.
RNG begins with a solid understanding of those market, consumer, shopper, brand owner
and competitive trends shaping each market.
Then, using our panel of the highest growth and earning retailers, we document the
growth strategies that leading retailers have in common for driving growth.
Unlike other retail intelligence firms, RNG provides ongoing direct analyst
support by specific topic and future market views direct from the RNG website
In addition, RNG educational interventions guide clients through discovery
plus rapid internal and customer alignment.
Retailers' capabilities evolve in a fairly predictable way as markets develop and
mature. In developing markets, retailers and supplier partners focus on supply chain,
distribution, merchandising, and promotional basics. In mature markets (like the
US, the UK and Canada) the focus shifts to managing complex format portfolios, building
stronger brands and marketing capabilities and applying science to critical business
decisions like pricing.
In the last 3-5 years, an elite group of retailers has begun investing in a new suite
of "Level 5" capabilities which RNG believes will enable sustainable competitive
CPG clients that develop Customer-Centric Business Plans, Service and technology
providers, marketing agencies, and trade associations subscribe to RNG to stay ahead
of the major drivers of change in the retail industry and retailers’ strategic investments
in tools & capabilities.