March 2020 Big Food Market Disruption, Surge Pricing and Discount Pricing in the News, Indie Bookstores Thriving, and more!

Big Food is Being Disrupted

March 2020 Marketing, Pricing

Consumer packaged food giants Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Unilever are facing a long-term trend challenge.  At the low-end, increased competition from store brands erode pricing power and market share. At the high-end, upstart food makers with minimal experience bring new products to market that grab significant profit share.  These trends are not new.  […]

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Price Gouging in the News

March 2020 Pricing

As our nation responds to the coronavirus situation, stories have spread about the behaviors of some profit-seekers. The New York Times reported on a pair of brothers in Tennessee that used a U-Haul truck to collect more than 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and thousands of packs of antibacterial wipes from mostly rural dollar stores. […]

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Does Dynamic Pricing Hurt Customers?

March 2020 Pricing

If you’ve ever used a ride hailing app, chances are that at some point you’ve experienced a higher than expected fee. Surge pricing is surely unpleasant when you’re on the paying end; almost everyone would prefer to pay less than more for a given product or service. Yet, as a form of dynamic pricing, such […]

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Strategic Movements: March 2020

March 2020 Pricing

High Growth Billion Dollar Industry: Plant-Based Meat The plant-based meat market has grown to just under a billion dollars in sales for 2019 according to SPINS scan data and IRI, up 18% from the prior year. With growth like this, do companies hold prices high given the obvious high demand or slash prices in an […]

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