©2016 BY INVENTABRAND

Enabling clients to create transformational step change for their brands on Grocery Retail shelves

We partner with you to understand your long term goals and brand vision, and develop commercial strategies to help achieve these. We will challenge your thinking and improve the way you operate to deliver smarter and faster results.

Our team has extensive food, drink and retail industry experience ensuring that we deliver holistic plans that consider all aspects of your business and its commercial operation. We have a laser-like focus on building brands and delivering accelerated sales and profit growth.

Using our breadth and depth of retail knowledge and extensive contact network, we will work with your team to ensure you optimise your brands and product on the shelf.

We develop long term partnerships with clients that delivers sustainable growth for their products.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

COMMERCIAL STRATEGY

Our experienced, pragmatic consultants will help you develop business strategies that are focused on maximising your business performance.


We support the implementation of plans by getting actively involved and providing senior level mentoring and advice where we can add most value.


Inventabrand understands each retailer's strategic focus, which ensures that we can help you create supplier propositions that are relevant to each retailer's needs.


Devising these channel strategies will optimise listings, help suppliers with exclusivity arrangements, and navigate the discounters. 

OPERATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We provide you with an independent 'health check' perspective on your business, identifying opportunities for improving business and operating processes, manufacturing efficiencies and purchasing cost reductions.

We will deliver an evaluation of your existing strategies and feedback on how to refine them to improve. The independent feedback from our consultants, associates, and retailers will save you time, cost and provide actionable insight.

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Our team has extensive category and functional industry experience, enabling us to focus on improving the quality and impact of your commercial discussions. We can offer mentoring or coaching of your existing team, or provide you with additional national account resource.


We show clients how to deliver improved results and build long lasting, credible relationships with their key retail and wholesale customers.

INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Inventabrand maintains a continuous dialogue with all retail and wholesale customers, ensuring that we are able to provide up to date relevant advice that enables our clients to be ‘first to market’.

We provide an impartial view of the industry that senior leaders trust and respect.

MEET SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

Working across Ambient, Chilled, Frozen and Non Food

 

YORKSHIRE PROVENDER

Belinda Williams - Director

"IVB have helped us navigate the ever changing world of grocery retail from a small supplier to respected brand. Their experience and knowledge adding a robust core to our small committed team. Impartial advice and guidance in crucial decision making and hard line approach to commercial challenges have enabled us to grow safely, without compromise whilst doing what we do better than anyone else, make fantastic product!"

THE SPICE TAILOR

Adarsh Sethia - Managing Director

"We’ve been working with Inventabrand for several years and in a number of areas. We’ve always found their insight and knowledge of the trade to be very helpful. We highly recommend them to anyone doing business in the UK grocery industry"

DRINKME CHAI

Amanda Hamilton - Founder & CEO

"We have worked with IVB for the last four years and have found their breadth of retail contacts across all categories second to none."

REMEO GELATO

Jacopo Cordero di Vonzo - Founder

"Working with Inventabrand has given us access to senior expertise within the UK consumer good industry and a continuous support in helping Remeo establish a whole new category within the frozen dessert market."

POPCHIPS

Brian Parkinson - Head of Grocery Sales

"Inventabrand have worked with us on our trade strategy to deliver the right message to the right contacts in our key customers, in the right manner; whilst at all times ensuring Popchips own the trade relationship."

CANDY KITTENS

Ed Williams - Managing Director

"Working with Inventabrand has allowed us to expand our network and open doors that were previously out of reach for a brand at our stage. They've pushed us to question our strategy and are always on hand to provide valuable insight and experience."

WHAT RETAILERS SAY ABOUT US

"Inventabrand demonstrate a very clear understanding of the retail environment and its challenges. As well as developing strong business relationships, which makes for a better way of doing business, they are very thorough and certainly deliver against their commitments."

Stephanie Chafor - Head of Buying Grocery

"Inventabrand have a good understanding of the retailer landscape in the UK and through this, over many years, have helped supplier partners to successfully launch and deliver their Brand aspirations in the Grocery market."

Kari Daniels - Commercial Director

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Chairman and Founder

PAUL MONK

Paul has tremendous breadth of experience at Board Level as Chairman and Non-executive director in a variety of Grocery industry companies. His senior management career spans Mars, M&S, Golden Wonder, Finsbury Foods, Quorn, and Burtons Biscuits.

Paul is also very active with Private Equity opportunities within the grocery industry. He maintains an extensive and close contact base at the very top of UK Retail.

Partner

PHIL COLLINS

Phil has enjoyed extensive Board level experience as Managing Director, Trading Director and Sales Director across a range of food and non-food business, including Mars, Bulmers, Golden Wonder, Chemtek and Henkel. His UK retail and wholesale contact network is extensive across all levels.

Phil has also been involved in corporate, MBO, MBI and Owner managed business sales and purchases and adds real value to clients considering one or more of these options.

Associate Consultant

JOANNA WALKER

Jo is a food retail expert with 16 years experience across Buying, Product Development, Strategic Marketing planning as well as National Account Management at companies including Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and a Bakery manufacturer.

Experienced in managing food categories worth over £400m in sales turnover, Jo has developed numerous category plans, award winning private label products and has led marketing strategies and research plans aimed at delivering profitable growth.

 

CONTACT US

We are more than happy to have an open discussion, quick call or meeting, about areas where we might be able to support you and your business.

30 Thurlby Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3YZ

+44 (0) 7515 125393