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Advising the Certified Pricing Professional Program for CPP 4.0

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 17, 2020

2020 will mark the release of the fourth generation Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program, and I am proud to be the Academic Advisor to the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) charged with its development.  But what qualifies me to be the Academic Advisor to the Professional Pricing Society? What have I done as the Academic Advisor?  What does the CPP designate?  What challenges does it qualify professionals to address?  And what is the…

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Price-Fixing in the News: Chicken Producers

By Nathan L. Phipps June 17, 2020

Things in the chicken industry have been a bit tumultuous recently. This is an active story, so new details may emerge after…

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Confederate Statues A Symbol Of Old and Effective Marketing Plan

By James T. Berger June 17, 2020

As of this writing, some 114 statues of Confederate Civil War heroes and generals have been removed following the tragic death of…

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Price Gouging Blues

By Kyle T. Westra June 17, 2020

My colleague, Nathan L. Phipps, wrote an excellent overview of price gouging with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. I tasked myself with…

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Strategic Movements: June 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 17, 2020

Meat Packers and US Antitrust The Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to JBS, Tyson, Cargill, and National Beef Packing regarding beef…

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