Our work is grounded in the economics of how consumers and competitors behave. For every commercial action there are customer and competitor reactions – sometimes desirable and sometimes not.
Our Frontier toolkit includes behavioural economics, competition theory, market analysis, financial modelling and practical research experience. We combine this with our in-depth knowledge of retailing and consumer sectors from grocery to clothing, banking to airlines, and hotels to broadcasting to give our clients a unique perspective on how they can shape their businesses.
Each client and situation is different, but there are some common factors in Frontier’s approach. Our framework below organises some of the topics we work on with clients from every sector.
As the curtain falls on 2017, grocery retailers are this week publishing their Christmas results. Media and industry commentators single out the 1-year underlying like-for-like sales growth figure (“LFLs”) posted by all major grocery retailers, with those at the top end of the range hailed as the most successful.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today formally given unconditional clearance to the anticipated merger between Booker, the UK’s largest wholesaler, and Tesco, the UK’s largest grocery retailer.