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ABOUT US

PCG - Pihlstrom Consulting Group is a consulting firm making brands and business a household name! We focused on developing partnerships and long-term relationships with clients. I am Armetha Pihlstrom, Owner, Founder & CEO and as a black woman business owner, I would like to learn more about your company and partner with you! PCG has a proven track record of taking companies to reach accelerated growth and providing the blueprint for the foundation of a go-to-market strategy, etc. 

We specialize in fractional executives or consulting services for business development, strategic engagement, HR, DEI employee resources groups, food, beverage, restaurant industry advisor, start-ups, public speaking , brand development, sales training your staff, crisis management strategist, and health & beauty industry. Our entire team of consultants can operate as subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines. We believe your footprint matters when it comes to the brands you buy. That’s why at PCG, our standard is to only work with companies that use ingredients and sustainable products that are good for you, and good for the planet. 

Our commitment: Invest in the future by focusing on supporting sustainable solutions to address the needs of our planet’s inhabitants.

 

© 2024 PCG-Pihlstrom Consulting Group, LLC.

Contact: Armetha@pcg-8.com
Phone: (763) 291-8244

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SERVICES

SCOPE & CAPABILITIES

Well connected. Well equipped. At PCG we take a best-in-class approach to providing consulting services to our clients and partners. Our team members are well-traveled within the food industry, and operate as subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines.

  • K-12

  • MILITARY

  • NON-COMM

  • BEVERAGE & ALCOHOL

  • E-COMMERCE

  • CULINARY INNOVATION

  • CASH & CARRY/C-STORE

  • RETAIL AND FOODSERVICE

  • CORPORATE DISTRIBUTION

  • CHAIN ACCOUNTS

  • GHOST KITCHEN

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Representing & Advocating for Clients

Developing strategies to address the unique needs of our client base is our top priority. Our consultants help our partners achieve their objectives through collaborative business planning to leverage data insights, analytics, and performance measurement. Through combining expertise, a nose for innovation, and our extensive networks we believe we can help your business penetrate new channels and grow across multiple verticals.

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Retail Negotiations

We fiercely work on behalf of our clients to drive sales growth and more significant market share at any point in their journey. Our consultants work tirelessly to integrate themselves with our partners, building a unified strategy to execute across retail channels.

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GPO & National Distributors Partnerships

Across the PCG team, our consultants are accountable to penetrating foodservice segments through identifying and actioning around growth opportunities for our clients. We are dedicated to servicing the needs of food distributors and operators by leveraging the products of our clients. We grow using these advantageous with  distributor partnerships for our clients. We offer our experience from front-of-house, back-of-house operations,  purchasing buyers and general management.

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Foodservice Channels & Go-To-Market Beverage Solutions

Our consultants and support team members are honed in on providing the best service from coast to coast, while being able to activate on a global scale. Their goal for your business? Think sustainably, and drive explosive growth. By weaving ourselves into the framework of our client’s business, we can provide category-leading service to operators in regarding their culinary needs.

SERVICES

Ann Clark Tucker, MA

“Armetha is thoughtful, collaborative, and highly driven to connect and succeed. She is the type of person you want on your team who will make you and everyone she works with better. She is enthusiastic, smart, and rarely takes no as the final answer. But she does it in a way that you begin to want what she wants. I recommend Armetha unconditionally."

Casell Randle, AR

"I have worked with Armetha over the past 8 years, and she is a dynamic and savvy businesswoman. We have worked on several marketing campaigns and community events where she has displayed her natural ability to visualize and implement a strategy to the smallest detail. Armetha is great at networking and can build strong personal and professional relationships with individuals across multiple levels in organizations, including the "C" Level. She has a strong commitment to improving herself and those around her. She is a true team player and I admire her passion and willingness to enhance the community to work and live in."

Amanda Haubrock, OH

“Armetha is a true team player who approaches projects with creativity and dedication. She strives to bring customers products and solutions that will make an impact in their business. Armetha is a trustworthy person who has great energy and passion for what she does..”
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LEADERSHIP

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PCG has a team of seasoned industry veterans who bring skill sets from various disciplines.  Years in the industry have led us to very basic leadership tenants:

  • We believe that success without integrity is a failure.  

  • What we deliver together in mutual accomplishment is the engine that propels us all. 

  • Build a stewardship culture where everyone is allowed to lead, troubleshoot and problem-solve together .

  • True success comes when you use strategy, innovation, technology, building capabilities for sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusive work environment. 

Armetha Pihlstrom is the Owner, Founder, CEO, and Chairwoman of the Board at Pihlstrom Consulting Group, LLC. She has been known to describe herself as the following: Child of God, Wife, and Mother. However, as an Entrepreneurial, she is Business Savvy, Generational Thought–Provoking Leader and Philanthropist. Her specialty lies in New Start Ups, Business Development and Major Market Expansion. She is a trusted advisor to clients and food industry sales leader. Armetha is a proud member of the Plant Based Foods Association, Women’s Foodservice Forum, and Plant Based World Expo. In addition, her proven track record in Business Management, negotiation skills, secure growth exponentially, and market share suitability.

ARMETHA PIHLSTROM

Owner, Founder & CEO

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Well connected. Well equipped. At PCG we take a best-in-class approach to providing consulting services to our clients and partners. Our team members are well-traveled within the food, beverage, alcohol, restaurant industry advisor, fashion, public speaking, and brand development marketing, public relations, and health & beauty industry. Our entire team of consultants can operate as subject matter experts across a variety of disciplines.

Certifications/Chamber Memberships:

  • Better Business Bureau

  • Minority Owned Business

  • Certified DBE

  • Certified WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

  • Certified Targeted Group, Economically Disadvantage, and small business

  • U.S. Black Chambers, Inc & MN Black Chamber.

List Specific Pertinent Codes:

  • 541613 Marketing and Consulting

  •  DUN & Bradstreet Number: #029759091

  • UNSPSC code: #80101508 Business Intelligence Consulting Services/ Management of Companies and Enterprises.

  • NAICS code: #541611 Business Management Consulting Services & General Management Consulting Services

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CLIENTS
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BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Armetha Pihlstrom is the

Owner, Founder & CEO at Pihlstrom Consulting Group, LLC. She has been known to describe herself as the following: Child of God, Wife, and Mother. However, as an Entrepreneurial, she is Business Savvy, Generational Thought–Provoking Leader and Philanthropist. Her specialty lies in New Start Ups, Business Development and Major Market Expansion. She is a trusted advisor to clients and food industry sales leader. Are you seeking a fractional executive or consulting services for business development,  strategic engagement, HR, DEI  Employee Resources, Retail, Foodservice, and Ingredient Sales? If not, please consider her experience if an opportunity arises as an advisory board member, public speaking or sales training your staff. 

Jenny L. Verner, commercial Executive with experience primarily in the agricultural and food industries through her 37 year career with Cargill. She has operated as a business unit president, and brings with her a background in leadership across a variety of disciplines, including: commodity trading and risk management, supply chain, transportation & logistics, sales & commercial, and general operations. Presently, Jenny serves as a Director of Minnwest Corporation.

Jenny lives in Chaska, Minnesota and has three grown children.

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Thomas Pihlstrom, CPA, CFO of Pihlstrom Consulting Group with over 20 years finance experience. He has worked across a wide array of industries, using his exemplary mix of analytical and client relations abilities to bridge the gap between people and the numbers.

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