Consumer Products

Fort Dearborn has extensive experience leading profit improvement, turnaround, and debt restructuring in the consumer products industry from manufacturers to distributors to retailers. We have assisted companies through numerous challenges including declining sales, inventory overstock, inefficient marketing expenditures, increasing customer acquisition costs, and other significant business disruptions. 

We have worked with many food product, lawn/home/garden, sporting goods & equipment, musical instrument and many other branded consumer good product companies. 

Highlighted Engagements

$300M
Revenue

branded lunch meat and meat snack processor

$300M
Revenue

branded nut processor

$225M
Revenue

distributor of branded food products

$210M
Revenue

lawn mower and snow blower manufacturer

$200M
Revenue

distributor of consumer branded auto products

$150M
Revenue

branded bicycle manufacturing & distributing

$115M
Revenue

branded and private label processor of apple sauce, juice and vinegar

$110M
Revenue

branded meat, soup /pickle processors

$100M
Revenue

branded Kosher meat processor

$75M
Revenue

distributor/importer of licensed children's apparel

$75M
Revenue

manufacturer of branded and private label sprayers for lawn & garden products

$70M
Revenue

animal nutrition and branded pet nutrition and supply company

$60M
Revenue

Branded ethnic food distributor

$55M
Revenue

Manufacturer and distributor of branded musical instruments

$50M
Revenue

distributor of value-added branded building supplies

$50M
Revenue

distributor/importer of branded golf equipment

$35M
Revenue

distributor of lawn and garden products

$30M
Revenue

manufacturer/distributor of branded and private label stationary power tools

$30M
Revenue

musical instruments

$25M
Revenue

consumer barbecue components

$25M
Revenue

distributor/importer of branded golf equipment

$20M
Revenue

ATV & UTV accessories

$15M
Revenue

branded specialty lighting company

Experienced Professionals

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Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

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Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

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July 2020 Newsletter

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