Ignatov & Company Group - Food & Beverage - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Food & Beverage since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for food market regulation and standards/safety, several large state-run and private food and beverage producers, suppliers of processing equipment, wholesale distributors, food retail chains, industry unions and associations, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Food & Beverage markets:

  • Tobacco
  • Food
    • Baby food
    • Meat, including fresh, cooled, frozen, sausages, pre-packed
    • Dairy, including milk, cheese, yogurt, butter
    • Fats, including sauces, ketchups, mayonnaise
    • Bakery
    • Snacks
    • Sugar
    • Confectionary
    • Culinary
    • Cereals
    • Vegetables
    • Fruits, including frozen, exotic
    • Cannery
    • Frozen food
    • Fish and seafood, including  fresh, cooled, frozen, pre-packed
    • Spices
    • Pet food
    • Organic food
    • Niche food (diabetic, vegan, halal, kosher, etc.) 
    • Feed additives
  • Beverages
    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Alcohol
    • Beer
    • Juices
    • Water      
    • Soft drinks
    • FAB
  • Packaging
    • Films
    • Paper
    • Foils
    • Cans
    • Glass bottles
    • Kegs
    • Plastic bottles
  • Processing
    • Food processing equipment 
    • Brewery equipment
    • Beverage processing equipment
    • Disinfectants
    • Processing chemicals
  • Transportation