While nearly 80% of respondents would consider delayed shipping if the environmental benefit was clearly articulated, they are unlikely to settle for higher costs in exchange for environmental benefits.
April 23, 2019
Even as topics like climate change continue to make headlines, only 52% have shifted their purchase decisions, with 66% intending to shift within the year, according to “Earth Day 2019,” a study produced by A.T. Kearney, Chicago.
This study was done in partnership with the National Retail Federation (NRF), Washington, D.C.; Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Arlington County, Va.; and Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va.
May 8, 2018
The near-term cost to retailers of exiting NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is estimated at $15.8 billion, according to a study released by A.T. Kearney, Chicago.
The report predicts a rise in global M&A deals, legacy companies increasingly using M&A for growth and innovation and more outbound deals for the United States than there have been, due to rising interest rates.
April 10, 2018
Not accounting for large deals, M&A deal value in 2017 was a scant 2% below the previous year, with activity essentially matching the hot market of 2016, reveals the report.
Based on interviews with C-level retail executives, 67% of whom anticipate an increase in M&A activity, along with analysis of retail transactions from the past 10 years.
May 22, 2017
On the heels of another post-recession record year in consumer and retail mergers and acquisitions (M&A), deal making will rise once again in 2017, accompanied by a rebound in valuations, according to A.T. Kearney’s new report.
Changes in consumers’ core values—amplified by social media, celebrity chefs and a myriad of food experts—are rewarding small and medium-size companies with above-average growth and slowing the growth of the Top 25 food and beverage companies.
August 17, 2016
A new report by A.T. Kearney, Chicago, and The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash., finds key food trends are slowing the growth of some of the nation’s largest food and beverage companies.
The report reveals total U.S. business logistics costs rose to $1.48 trillion in 2015, a 2.6% increase from the previous year.
June 22, 2016
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Lombard, Ill., released its 27th Annual State of Logistics Report, which was produced in collaboration with global strategic management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney, Chicago, as the author and researcher, and Penske Logistics, Reading, Pa., continuing in its longstanding role as top supporter of the report.
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