Q3/Q4 earnings results are in for most of the leading publicly traded restaurant brands in the US. While some brands, such as Starbucks, Dunkin, and Chipotle reported strong sales and earnings growth, others such as McDonald’s, Darden, and Yum (the parent brand of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet) missed the mark. What has separated the winners from the losers?
Pricing Solutions have been around for many years in retail, and commonly the question is asked: Well, do they work?
Unfortunately, the answer is not easily determined because it has been challenging to decide what is meant by success and even harder to measure success. Measurement needs to be built into pricing projects from day one, and these measurements need to align with the pricing activities.
Consumer Goods industry is still adapting to the new rules of the game that are being set by Amazon and other e-commerce players. CPG company’s online channel is rapidly growing with 43% of CPG’s revenue growth already being driven by ecommerce and online sales expected to double in next five years.
Have you noticed that simply “buying a new tool” is never as simple as simply buying a new tool?
In recent news, Nike made a shocking announcement that they were acquiring Celect, a predictive analytics and demand sensing software company, to fuel its consumer-direct offense strategy. The goal for Nike, despite their brand innovation and trendy fashion, is to better serve their customers on a more personal level by leveraging an AI platform to become hyper-focused on consumer behavior. This point of differentiation was underscored by Eric Sprunk, Nike, Inc. Chief Operating Officer, who stated: