Advisory & Education

Onsite workshops. Applied research. Expert advising. We’re bringing the experience, perspectives, and coaching to help you strategize, plan, execute, and succeed. Answering critical business questions and helping build practical, measurable action plans. We’re your partners in turning your goals into retail reality. 

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Why Work With Us?

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Objectivity

Think one to three years or three to five years. We’re putting future trends into focus. Fact-based analyses improve your planning. Strategize growth beyond existing categories. And prep your commercial teams for what’s next.

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Perspective

Gain a robust understanding of the entire marketplace. Elevate your plan using relevant macroeconomic indicators and market disrupters to predict shifting channel trends and shopper behaviors.

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Assessment

Pinpoint growth opportunities. We’ll help you identify where and how to win. Test your assumptions and expectations for growth. With our thought leaders, you can be confident in your assessments.

How We Deliver

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Onsite Workshops

Industry overview presentations, immersion sessions for the c-suite, planning sessions for cross-functional teams. Our experts are ready to roll up their sleeves, working as your retail and shopper insights experts on-site.

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Applied Research

Tap into our thought leaders’ insight and expertise. We’ll arm you with seasonal marketing and merchandising analysis, ecommerce and digital behavioral insights, qualitative benchmarking studies, market evolution modeling, and commercial planning inputs.

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Advisory Programs

Gain competitive advantage with insight and foresight. Design a customized annual retail and shopper education program for your team. Improve your joint business plans. Receive sounding-board support and coaching. We’re here for you — and can facilitate customer-planning sessions at your next national sales meeting.

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Applying Insights
and Building Skills

Education and internal alignment. Ongoing advisory support. Strategy refinement. Supplying everything you need to answer business questions and build measurable action plans. Collaborate with experts. Apply data, insights, predictive tools. And elevate your business.

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Strategy

Uncover new growth opportunities with future-focused insights. Fuel strategic ideation with predictive market-planning tools. Assess new opportunities across emerging or alt-channels. Prioritize customers — and invest for success.

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Planning

Better planning delivers greater success. We apply thought leadership to inform a long-term strategy that incorporates insights, forecasts, and the impact of emerging trends. We help you develop skills today to drive winning partnerships tomorrow.

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Execution

Engage with our experts. Elevate your starting point. We’ll facilitate in-store and online innovation audits, “JBP jump-start” workshops or cross-functional retail immersion “boot camp” sessions. Enable success by developing better-informed and aligned teams.

Meet our experts

We’re here to amplify your potential. Bringing exceptional experience across industries and organizations. Delivering a deep understanding of retailers and shoppers. We’ll help you meet and exceed your goals.

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Barry Thomas
Senior Thought Leader, Consulting Retail
Doug Hermanson
Doug Hermanson
Principal Economist
Malcolm Pinkerton
Malcolm Pinkerton
Director of Strategic Insights
Dave Marcotte
Dave Marcotte
Senior Vice President
Amar Singh
Amar Singh
Senior Director
Mary Brett Whitfield
Mary Brett Whitfield
Senior Vice President
Tiffany Hogan
Tiffany Hogan
Director
Simon Johnstone
Simon Johnstone
Senior Director
Rachel Dalton
Rachel Dalton
Director, Ecommerce/Omnichannel
Patrick Fellin
Patrick Fellin
Partner, Advisory Go-to-Market Consulting NA
Diane Graham
Diane Graham
Senior Vice President
Pam Goodfellow
Pam Goodfellow
Director
Lauren Winkler
Lauren Winkler
Vice President
Julie Craig
Julie Craig
Vice President
Taylor Galland
Taylor Galland
Principal Analyst
Colombe Bommelaer
Colombe Bommelaer
Senior Director
Leigh O'Donnell
Leigh O'Donnell
Head of Shopper and Category Insights & Solutions
Kate McGee
Kate McGee
Partner, Syndicated Retail Platforms