Kitchener Partners is a management consulting and advisory firm and a subject matter expert in the grocery retailing sector. We provide support along the whole value chain, from retailers through to manufacturers, producers and growers.

We prefer to adopt a consultative approach across different stakeholders and identify mutually beneficial solutions, as this generally de-risks the activities for all parties. We often take learning from other markets, particularly the UK, in order to better understand the likely future state in Australia.


Tristan Kitchener is an independent consultant in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector, providing advice and support along the grocery value chain, from retailers through to manufacturers and growers. Tristan has a focus upon fresh foods and particularly fresh produce.

Tristan is a strong advocate for supply chain members collaborating more closely to better understand and meet the needs of the consumer. He believes that this can be most effectively achieved by transferring learning from other markets and sectors.

Previously, Tristan was the Group Merchandise Manager, Fresh Produce, at Coles Supermarkets (2005-09), and before coming to Australia held a number of commercial and technical roles at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets in the UK (1997-2004). Tristan has worked with a range of businesses including Heinz, Asahi, Simplot, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, private equity firms, and extensively with Horticulture Innovation Australia and other SME’s.

Tristan is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and has appeared as a sector expert in shows such as Switzer Daily on Sky TV. Tristan’s formal qualifications include a MBA, MPhil Horticulture Management and BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences.

Contact Tristan Kitchener


+61 407 827 738