ARC are a team of food and drink industry professionals with many years combined experience in a broad number of FMCG categories both within the major multiples and their supply base.
The business was formed in late 2009 by Amanda Peberdy and Rachel O’Brien when they both wanted to continue their retail careers but recognised that the consultancy option offered a more flexible way of working (ideal for mothers of a young family), than the senior level corporate jobs they had previously held. Over the last seven years ARC has grown to a team of 8 consultants each of whom contributes a different skill set to the business. This experience covers Senior Buying positions in ASDA and Tesco, as well as Brand Marketing, Category Management, Finance and Senior Account Management.
Over the last few years we have delivered some great results across 36+ clients, many of whom we continue to work with to this day. We also continue to have a direct relationship with all of the major multiple retailers, which means we have a very current feel for the market and the pressures and opportunities that exist within it. This is further enhanced with collaborative working with Kent Business School and Kantar, one of the largest retail market data providers.