News on consumer brands &
trends in Southeast Asia

Not specifically about consumer - just a great read on leadership I had to share!
What does the fear of death have to do with consumer goods? 
Consumer companies must develop new strategies to find micropockets of growth amid changing consumer preferences and market dynamics.
Going online not only cuts costs, but also removes physical distance from the purchase decision, playing to the strengths of the biggest, stronge...
How the global COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Southeast Asia into the future
Brands have started quickly testing their DTC channels as the lockdown catalyses a surge in demand and poor availability of products.
A lot has changed in the world over the last few months and one of those is the marketing space for brands.
16 May 2020

Unicorns < Camels

A camel, when referring to startups, is essentially a company that is Resilient, Cautious, Committed and Customer focused.
Launching Perromart's online vet service admist the COVID lockdown has been a blast. Check out my article on Perro!
Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis.
Many emerging brands have resorted to localized selling and rationalized their supply chain to reach consumers faster.
Growthwell is planning to launch a 90% chickpea protein isolate specially designed for plant-based dairy and meat alternatives.
Companies that own their supply chains will have the upper hand.
YOU, which produces gummy vitamins for adults and kids, has recently distributed over 50,000 multivitamin gummies to 36 hospitals across greater ...
Brandless, a consumer e-commerce company that sold beauty, personal care, household, baby and pet products, has shut its doors.
Asia is growing, and meat consumption is going up. Companies should ride on the high digital potential of Asian consumers and their openness to i...
Indonesia has a young and fast-urbanising population of 267 million people, and a $1.1-trillion economy – the largest in Southeast Asia.
06 Jan 2020

Meat your future

Alt protein and sustainability are relevant topics modern consumers truly care about, creating potential for tremendous growth in the food space....
I spoke to JY Chia, investor at Antler, on how dtc companies can position themselves for success. Check out his awesome article on the dtc space!
Following DSGCP's first DTC investment in SleepyCat, I've tried to answer whether or not Southeast Asia is ready to adopt the model...