The Hale Group has established domestic and international alliances. Working with local contacts, we provide our clients with up-to-date, local market knowledge.

HorizonsTo support our expanding international consulting practice, The Hale Group has formed a professional alliance with Horizons based in London, England. Horizons is a consulting and market research firm that delivers market insights to the investment community and other organisations that have an interest in the foodservice sector in Europe. The company’s services include consultancy, workshops and access to data and research.  Horizons’ success is built on a triple foundation: a proven statistical model of the European foodservice market, a database of foodservice brands in Europe and detailed knowledge based on 30 year’s exposure to the market.(

Through The Hale Group / Horizons alliance, we utilize the capabilities and insights of both organizations to help our clients develop an international view of the marketplace, identify opportunities for growth and create both global and market-specific plans.  For information regarding The Hale Group’s international consulting practice or Horizons, please contact Rob Veidenheimer at 978-777-9077 (; to contact Horizons directly, please call Peter Backman at 011 44 (0)2083 490 162 (

SIAMSTo provide our clients with the deepest expertise in addressing domestic and international market development and FAS programs, THG and Siam have established a professional alliance.

SIAM is a U.S. based network of food and agricultural marketing organizations throughout the world.  Their expertise ranges from strategic market development, management and investment for non-profit agriculatural trade organizations, private food and agribusiness companies.  Their primary focus is providing assistance in preparing and implementing marketing plans, program evaluations and proposals for FAS programs.

For more information regarding the agricultural practice at The Hale Group or SIAM, please contact Robert Ludwig at 978-777-9077 (; to contact SIAM directly, please call Kent Sisson at 703-444-5330 (

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  • What’s New

    Back in 2010, The Hale Group published Foodservice 2020 forecasting the future operating environment and this white paper is still relevant – the market has developed and evolved as forecasted. We thought it was time to look at the next planning horizon and so, our newest white paper Foodservice 2025 does that.

    In September 2017, The Hale Group presented Foodservice 2025 at a roundtable event in Dallas. This invitation-only event was sponsored by The Core Group and gathered fifty foodservice industry leaders to vet Foodservice 2025 and engage in a thoughtful, productive discussion about the future foodservice operating environment of 2025.

    Bob Ludwig recently gave a speech to a group of investors on the implications of the emergence of Big Data in Agriculture. See the slides from his speech

    The Hale Group, working with International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Strategic Issues Series, developed a White Paper: GPOs in Foodservice - Landscape & Growth Opportunities to help our clients navigate this growing market trend.
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