Posts by: Nathan L. Phipps

Luxury Goods and Pricing Power

Luxury Goods and Pricing Power

By Nathan L. Phipps February 19, 2021

The story of the coronavirus recession and recovery is a story of unequal outcomes. Not all people are being impacted equally, and…

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Pricing and price sensitivity in the post-coronavirus economy

Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021

By Nathan L. Phipps January 18, 2021

Earlier this month, our friends at Pricefx asked me to contribute to an upcoming article about how the events of 2020 have…

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Holiday Shopping in 2020: Don’t Expect a Big Discount

Holiday Shopping in 2020: Don’t Expect a Big Discount

By Nathan L. Phipps December 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every corner of our economy in 2020, twisting the once familiar into strange mutations. Retail has…

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Don’t Let Perfect Pricing Be the Enemy of Good Pricing

Don’t Let Perfect Pricing Be the Enemy of Good Pricing

By Nathan L. Phipps November 20, 2020

I was recently reflecting on the aphorism “the perfect is the enemy of the good,” and I began to wonder how that…

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Pilgrim's Pride Makes Plea Deal in Chicken Industry Price-Fixing Investigation

Pilgrim’s Pride Agrees to Pay $110.5 Million in Chicken Price-Fixing Plea Deal

By Nathan L. Phipps October 15, 2020

Pilgrim’s Pride has agreed to a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of chicken price-fixing, which will include…

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Walmart increases digitalization during the COVID-19 recession

In the Age of COVID-19, Walmart Ups Its Digital Game

By Nathan L. Phipps September 20, 2020

Future historians will have the ultimate say, but it seems to me that 2020 is a year for the history books. For…

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Management Pricing Concerns: Which Issues Matter?

By Nathan L. Phipps August 20, 2020

While some business people may consider pricing to just be one of the 4 Ps of marketing, pricing professionals understand just how…

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The Value of Pricing Training: Avoid Costly Pricing Mistakes

The Value of Pricing Training: Avoid Costly Pricing Mistakes

By Nathan L. Phipps July 16, 2020

The business world is littered with examples of costly pricing mistakes that could have been prevented through the application of standard pricing…

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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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Pricing tools - the pricing waterfall is effective for detailed pricing strategy

Using Pricing Tools for Critical Conversations

By Nathan L. Phipps May 15, 2020

As pricing consultants, we spend a fair amount of time thinking about pricing tools. When discussing pricing topics with decision makers, pricing…

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About The Author

nathanlphipps
Nathan L. Phipps is a Consultant at Wiglaf Pricing. His areas of focus include pricing transformations, marketing analysis, conjoint analysis, and commercial policy. Before joining Wiglaf Pricing, Nathan worked as a pricing analyst at Intermatic Inc. (a manufacturer of energy control products) where he dealt with market pricing and the creation of price variance and minimum advertised price policies. His prior experience includes time in aerosol valve manufacturing and online education. Nathan holds an MBA with distinction in Marketing Strategy and Planning & Entrepreneurship from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and a BA in Biology & Philosophy from Greenville College. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.