Segmentation Is a Critical Part of Channel Management

By Scott Francis on Segmentation, Price Sensitivity, Channel Management / Post a Comment

All companies want to grow.  The tough question is how to do it profitably and sustainably.  A common approach for many manufacturers is to expand the[..]

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Don't Fall for Scary Stories and False Correlations

Last week Andy Kessler wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal, The High Cost of Raising Prices, which might scare you into thinking you will ruin[..]

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Focus on the Segments Before Lowering Prices

Last week there was an article in the Wall Street Journal, So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling which discussed[..]

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Increase Your Prices Without Angering Your Customers

In 2016 we saw several examples of companies raising prices rapidly and causing an uproar in the process.   Classpass canceled their subscription to[..]

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Blending Generics in Your Product Lineup

After getting raked over the coals by Congress earlier this year, Mylan is preparing to release a generic version of their EpiPen, Mylan To Start[..]

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Pricing Strategies for the Many Faced God

I have been watching the Game of Thrones the past several seasons. I love the rich scenery, the diverse range of characters, and the intriguing,[..]

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Make Sure Your Product Lineup is Properly Positioned

We have written many times before in our blogs and newsletters that customers are not all equal.  They have different needs, they value product[..]

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Testing Testing A-B-C

How confident are you that the prices you have set are the optimal prices? If your prices were higher, would you make more money or perhaps cause[..]

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When Size Matters

Late last month there was an article in the Wall Street Journal, Smaller Sizes Add Pop to Soda Sales, describing the attempts by Coke and Pepsi to sell[..]

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Sell the Product, Not A Low Price

Time and again I hear people lament that their competitors’ products are just as good as their own, and prices have to be low to win sales. The general[..]

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