Thought Leadership

The Hale Group is a leader in identifying emerging issues, trends and strategic processes.

With our research capabilities, analysis and industry perspective, we provide insights and new points of view. We strive to understand the drivers of marketplace dynamics. We explore innovative business models and alternative solutions. We are committed to challenging both our clients and the industry as a whole.

Our leadership team regularly publishes articles and white papers on current or emerging subject matters. We invite you to read and download our Strategic Initiatives, white papers and abstracts of our industry research.

  • 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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