Archives posted in: Pricing

Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS, made the choice to focus on profits, and it is paying off

Carol Tomé Shifts the Focus

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 19, 2021

Which do you want: Market share or profits?  Growth at all costs or profitable growth?  To be big or to be profitable?…

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What exactly is going on with Texas’s deregulated electricity market?

What Does Pricing Tell Us About What Happened to Texas’s Power Grid?

By Kyle T. Westra March 19, 2021

A series of major winter storms in February led to a crisis for Texas’s electrical power system. In short, the system failed…

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COVID-19 has created massive supply chain interruption causing delays in materials, production, shipping and delivery

Supply Chain Tribulations

By Nathan L. Phipps March 19, 2021

Earlier this month, I decided to pursue wellness and purchase a bicycle of my very own. (Yes, yes, I hear those of…

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CPG giant Kimberly-Clark drives growth during COVID with new product development and brand advertising

Strategic Movements March 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 19, 2021

Price Check on Procter & Gamble Household Goods IRI data indicated a growth in sales of premium products from soap and household…

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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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Critical skills applicable to all career pursuits

Building Career-Agnostic Skills

By Kyle T. Westra February 19, 2021

I pulled down this mug the other day and gave it a good look for the first time in years. It’s a…

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Profit Bridge diagram - improving profits through pricing - from Tim J. Smith, PhD

Measuring the Impact of Pricing Initiatives

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 18, 2021

Pricing professionals are generally hired to accomplish a simple goal: improve profits. But how do you measure the impact of pricing on…

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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 pricing: are gift baskets overpriced?

Overpriced Gift Baskets

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 18, 2020

It’s gift giving time in much of the western world.  Whether Hanukkah or Christmas, people are out shopping for the appropriate gift.…

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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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