Crisis Management

Chobani Expands

18 Dec , 2012  

This week Chobani opened one of the largest yogurt factories in the world. Agro Farma, Chobani’s parent company, celebrated the event with a marching band, Olympic athletes and Idaho’s political leaders. You can read more about it here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/17/2384277/chobani-getting-ready-to-open.html The Chobani story remains one of the more remarkable tales in business today. Back in 2005, […]

Branding Insights

Learning from Tesco’s US Disaster

9 Dec , 2012  

Last week British grocery giant Tesco threw in the towel and announced that it would stop investing in its U.S. business. The company will either close or sell its nearly two hundred store “Fresh & Easy” chain. This isn’t surprising news; the U.S. business had apparently been struggling for years. Since its opening in 2007, Tesco has […]

Crisis Management

Rebuilding the Lincoln brand

4 Dec , 2012  

Ford is in the news today for its efforts to reposition and rebuild its Lincoln Brand. One thing is clear: the company knows how to get attention. The story is everywhere. Ford staged a big media event at Lincoln Center in New York yesterday and CEO Alan Mulally is giving interviews to the big media […]