Premium Growth Solutions: Planning for Accelerated Growth

Your goals. Your brand. Above average growth.

What do I do?


I work with entrepreneurs and investors in the food and beverage industry

I help clients grow their brands as fast as possible

I help clients turn-around struggling businesses

I help clients achieve focus through actionable strategic plans

My advice is based on:

1) years of behavioral research on why consumers trade up to premium offerings 

2) extensive, post-recession case study research on how successful early stage brands pulled it off

About Me

James F. Richardson, Ph.D.


15+ years of consulting experience helping brands grow and thrive

I've advised on  growth strategy at every point in the food and beverage product life cycle, from early stage to mature, legacy brands.

I know how the entire strategic playbook must alter as the business grows from a hot product into a powerful brand.



It's time to level the playing field.

I'm here to democratize access to growth strategy consulting services traditionally only available to the Big Guys.

In today's early stage food and beverage marketplace, consumer-centric growth strategy is the best tool to overcome the sales and supply chain advantages of larger competitors. 

If you want to enhance your competitive odds of survival and above average growth, I want to work with you.

The Power of Focus

2017 Presentation by James Richardson at Nosh Live in NYC

Check out the results of a very large study of 1600 early stage food and beverage brands...and how category focus enabled above average growth and operational efficiency for a smart few.

In the Press

Velocity Not Doors are the Master KPI


FoodnavigatorUSA, the Future of Food Series, 2019

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Founder-Crafted Strategic Plans

FoodNavigatorUSA, Jan. 16, 2019

FoodNavigatorUSA, Jan. 16, 2019

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Emerging Brands Need Real Influencers


FoodNavigatorUSA, Nov. 8, 2018

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Cracking the Meal Kit Code


FoodNavigatorUSA, July 31, 2018

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On Kroger Home Delivery as Opportunity for Young Brands


Foodnavigator USA, May 18, 2018

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Accelerated Growth Planning


FoodNavigatorUSA, March 27, 2018


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