Mockingbird Raw Press
Mockingbird Raw Press
About the client
Using fresh, clean, and wholesome ingredients, Mockingbird Raw Press produces high quality, award winning smoothies and juices. Specialising in small-batch recipes and a raw manufacturing process, every one of Mockingbird’s bottles is filled to the brim with vitamins and superfoods.
Already operating across 20 retailers in the UK and Ireland, Mockingbird Raw Press has ambitious plans for future growth.
- Enhanced promotional performance, increasing product availability from 85% to over 95% during promotional periods.
- Helped streamline operations by integrating data from multiple retailer portals.
- Facilitated data-driven decision-making through intuitive visualisations.
- Boosted communication and collaboration with retailer supply chain teams.
- Improved the management of service-level data and sales forecasts.
Divergent data makes for a daunting task
For consumer packaged goods companies today, there’s no shortage of information about product performance floating around – it’s making sense of it that’s the difficult part. Just ask Ben Liddle from Mockingbird Raw Press.
In his role as Mockingbird’s Operations Manager, one of Ben’s many responsibilities involved the downloading – and deciphering – of data from six distinct retailer portals. Not only was that information vast in terms of its scope, it was complex too, with each portal outputting different datasets at different times.
That presented a clear challenge. Growing rapidly though it is, Mockingbird still runs lean; as a result, Liddle found the task of manually monitoring in-store availability, promotions, and service level data to be a daunting one. Simply, there was more data than any one person could manage effectively, which inevitably led to inconsistent analysis and missed opportunities.
Transforming promotional performance
One standout success was the transformative impact SKUtrak had on the performance of promotions. "The promotions analysis feature has proven to be invaluable,” says Ben. “We hypothesized that product availability decreased during promotions due to a surge in sales volumes, and over recent months, we've been using SKUtrak to monitor these periods closely.”
Not only did SKUtrak bring this trend into focus, it also provided the tangible evidence that Mockingbird Raw Press needed to persuade retailer supply teams to address it. “Using the insights we gained from the platform, we’ve been able to collaborate more effectively with our partners and urge them to bolster their stock levels during the buildup to a promo period."
The result has been impactful on the company’s bottom line. In one instance, Co-op's supply team increased their next order by 20%, instigating a marked increase in availability during an upcoming promotion. More generally, product availability during promotions rocketed from an average of 85% to over 95%, a significant triumph for Mockingbird.
Exceptional support and training
The customer success team at SKUtrak played an integral role in helping Mockingbird Raw Press unleash the full power of the tool. "They demonstrated an exceptional level of responsiveness and support," continues Ben. "Any challenges we faced were typically resolved within a day. Scheduling training sessions was easy, too, which has helped us to really get the most out of SKUtrak."
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