Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage

Stout is well-versed across the numerous sectors that comprise the Consumer, Retail, Food, and Beverage industry. An ever-changing landscape due to multiple factors – evolving consumer preferences, the rise of e-commerce channels, continued commodity input exposure, and the risks and opportunities inherent in operating within a global economy – has driven transaction activity for buyers and sellers of all sizes.

Our clients include companies with operations throughout the supply chain, including processing, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and retailing. End markets serviced by our clients consist of the sale of both branded and private-label consumer products on a regional, national, and international basis.

Our experience includes:

Food and Beverage

  • Agricultural products
  • Baked/snack
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage
  • Branded and private label
  • Dairy
  • Distribution
  • Ingredients
  • Protein
  • Nutraceuticals

Consumer Products

  • Apparel
  • Home/gift
  • Luxury goods
  • Health and beauty
  • Housewares
  • Consumer electronics
  • Appliances
  • Leisure equipment and products

Consumer Services

  • Education and other services
  • Specialized consumer services


  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Fast-casual
  • Quick-service


  • Apparel retail
  • Automotive retail
  • Computer and electronics retail
  • Food retail (convenience stores, grocery, hypermarkets, and supercenters)
  • Home furnishing retail
  • Home improvement retail
  • Internet and catalog retail
  • Other specialty retail

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