Food and Beverage’s Big Data Surprise: Antitrust Rules Still Apply

Big data price intelligence frameworks and antitrust rules for food and beverage retailers.

August 5, 2014

Big data seems poised to a make paradigm-shifting change to the food and beverage industry—and CPG as a whole. Big data gives business in this deeply consumer-connected space a whole new level of access and insight. Now, both manufacturers and retailers in the sector can review a real-time ocean of transactional and behavioral data on all aspects of consumer purchases, preferences, and behavior patterns. And, perhaps more importantly, big data’s new analytic tools let food and beverage businesses discern and predict consumer  behavior and outcomes—enabling marketing, pricing, and competitive positioning optimization.


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Stephen P. Safranski


Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

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