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Consumer Products

The consumer products and retail industries are converging as the digital transformation changes the way companies go-to-market.  Our consumer products and retail consulting practice leverages our strategy and technology experts to help your company transition into the future.


In addition to the service areas below, Clarkston helps clients effectively resolve their most pressing industry challenges. Clarkston offers a broad suite of services to our clients in consumer products including strategy, innovation, sales and marketingsupply chainquality and regulatory, SAP and technology consulting.


Clarkston helps leading consumer products and retail companies realize eCommerce strategies, capabilities, and technologies to achieve differentiated growth and improve revenue.

Data + Analytics

In a world driven by data, Clarkston makes sure your business isn’t left behind. We help clients with strategies, tools, and processes that create continuous intelligence, minimize risk in decision-making, and drive enterprise-wide value.

S/4HANA for Consumer Products

For the modern consumer products company, agility and adaptability are paramount to meeting consumer expectations. With S/4HANA, we help clients realize those competencies while creating a platform for innovation.

Trade Promotion

As the second largest item on your P&L, trade promotion has clear impacts to your bottomline, not to mention your brand and retailer relationships. We work with our clients to demystify trade promotion, optimize spend, and drive profit.

M&A Advisory

Clarkston works with clients to overcome increasing rates of failure in M&A through precise, industry-centric due diligence and M&A advisory services. As your partner, we assist your organization in identifying, selecting, and integrating acquisitions for seamless, enduring value.

Quality Operations

Navigating an increasingly regulated environment and developing FDA compliant processes and systems is a common challenge for our consumer products clients. We help simplify the complexities of the regulatory environment and drive our clients to set a strategy which looks past compliance to optimization.

Transformation Program Office

We help consumer goods and retail companies drive true transformation with value-focused returns. Working closely with our clients, we apply our recognized leadership in change management, business process, and program and project management to create active, sustainable transformation.

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Consumer Product Experts

Our entire company is designed around our industry expertise.
We’re happy to connect you with just a few of our consumer products professionals who will help solve your problems.

Steve Rosenstock

Steve Rosenstock

Partner, Consumer Products Industry Lead
Steve delivers his unique blend of applied expertise to CP companies across key disciplines including brand marketing, sales strategy, integrated business planning, trade promotion and pricing strategy.

Jenny McLean

Jenny McLean

Jenny lends her expertise to leading retail and consumer products executives in the areas of strategy, organization design, business transformation, change management, technology governance, and IT effectiveness.


Kristin Peek

In her role with the firm, Kristin is responsible for helping companies develop vision and strategy, transform their business, and think differently to deliver on defined vision, goals and objectives.


Kim Kuesel

Associate Partner
Kim has helped consumer products and retail clients for over 20 years in the areas of strategy, supply chain effectiveness, international trade and logistics, and IT systems implementations.


David Patterson

Consumer Products Quality + Regulatory Lead
David provides expertise to help CPG companies navigate increasing quality expectations from consumers and regulatory oversight from global agencies.


Sean Burke

Retail Industry Lead
Sean has provided strategic expertise to Retail and Consumer Product companies in the areas of project and program management, process improvement and quality assurance.


Key Sectors

One thing we know for sure, no two consumer products companies are the same. Different sectors encounter different problems. Our organization is structured to leverage our experience and training in order to solve your sector-specific needs.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies usually don’t have time to slow down to implement change. Working with Clarkston Consulting, you won’t have to decelerate while you innovate.

Food industry consulting

Food & Beverage

Very few sectors need to innovate as rapidly as food and beverage. With Clarkston Consulting as your business advisor, we can guide your organization from product discovery through new product launch.

Health & Beauty

While many health and beauty companies are marketing-driven, operational excellence should never be overlooked. We’ll help you improve your speed and agility in responding to consumers, while still executing flawlessly.

Specialty Retail

We understand specialty retailers are different from grocery or big box stores. But, you still need to keep up with your competitors while margins continue to erode. Clarkston Consulting will help you devise and implement the right strategy to compete and win.

Consumer Healthcare

Our decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry means we understand FDA compliance better than anyone. Our decades of experiences in the consumer goods industry means we understand that compliance can’t stop innovation.  This makes us perfect advisors for that intersection of consumer healthcare companies.


Distribution has its unique challenges depending on the companies you service. From cold chain to three-tiered distribution, we understand how the distribution business works in consumer goods and can lead you in a winning direction.

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