Advisory services

F1rst is your ideal partner in providing confidential, personalised information & advice. We undertake focused and confidential assignments for individual companies wishing to examine new marketing or strategic initiatives

Personalised and fully confidential consultancy, benchmarking, market and SWOT analyses, competitive evaluations, M&A support, market entry strategies are all part of F1rst’s portfolio, drawing on the vast knowledge and experience of its team to provide advice in specific contexts.


Where in-depth specific strategic thinking & business development is required, F1rst is your ideal partner providing confidential, personalized information & advice. We provide focused and confidential assignments for individual companies wishing to examine new marketing or strategic initiatives.


Assist in Food Processing, Innovative Packaging, Effective usage of Processed Food, alternative methods to increase Production etc.

Research & Development 

Developing a new Product? We can connect you with right people

Operations Restructuring 

Redefine Supply Chain & Procurement, Accurate Demand Forecasting, Enhance cost saving etc.

Data Analytics & Digitisation 

Experienced in-house MIS team capable of delivering innovative technology solutions for all operational challenges

Custom Solution 

We are available to talk with you if your requirement is very precise and you do not find it here; please let us know

Advisory services

Our roots in market research provide a strong foundation for advisory services. F1rst with its deep domain knowledge of food ingredients, has a compelling value proposition to present strategic inputs and to solve business problem(s). We help our clients to transform their businesses by working with them, understanding their priorities and requirements from a 360-degree perspective, and accordingly guiding them with the practical solutions.

These individual research assignments are personalised and totally confidential to the client. These studies suit the need of the clients who are looking for an in-depth understanding of strategic issues related to the food and beverage ingredients space. The key differentiator F1rst brings to the table is strong market information along with the technical expertise.

Some such studies undertaken and delivered have been competitive evaluations, SWOT analysis, opportunity assessments, R&D priorities analysis, market entry strategies, and technical & commercial feasibility assessment, identifying partner(s), dynamics of new and emerging markets and others.

Given on the right is a list of our recent engagements.

Our recent engagements

  • Bangladesh dairy ingredients market: Entry strategy
  • Sri Lanka Food ingredients market: Entry strategy
  • Technical and commercial feasibility: Sorbitol
  • Technical and commercial feasibility: E-number starches
  • Dietary supplements market
  • Market for botanical extracts and herbs
  • Flavour trends assessment for the Indian snacks market
  • Feasibility for setting up a plant for captive production
  • India entry strategy into Indian starch market 


Excerpts from few Projects that we have executed


Client : MNC FMCG Company 

Context: The client wanted to develop a proof of concept for self-sustaining mobile QSR using technologies such as renewable energy, water recycling, waste reduction, and so on.

Solution: F1rst was able to create a proof of concept with the help of its Partner network.


Due Diligence 

Client : Modified Starch Manufacturer 

Context: Company was looking for a partner who would be helpful in forward integration of its existing Maize trading Business 

Solution: F1rst was able to effectively complete this mandate and find the Client the appropriate investor/partner. 

PhD Research Programme 

Client : A leading Market Research company 

Context: To set up challenge to perform research on everything relating to food and the technologies around it. 

Solution: F1rst was able to execute this Project effortlessly. Programme attracted 25 PhD thesis from final year & 20 applications from first year students. 

Due Diligence 

Client : Modified Starch Manufacturer

Context : Finding a partner ready to blend company’s fibre with tapioca pearls

Solution: F1rst was able to successfully complete this mandate and find the best partner for the Client.


Academic Outreach 

Client : Leading MNC with focus in many verticals 

Context : F1rst was given a mandate to conduct a Nutri Scholar Challenge for students from Academia

SolutionF1rst was able to collaborate with academic institutions & other social media channels to pull off a Great event. 

Technology Acquisition 

Client : Modified Starch Manufacturer 

Context: The company’s objective was to:

  • Acquire technology in modified starches
  • Expansion of production
  • Explore export potential in modified market

Solution:F1rst was able to effectively complete this mandate and assist the Client in obtaining the entire Technology & a partner for export.

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