Pricing Analytics

Our suite of Pricing Analytics provides historical evaluations of pricing and promotional events along with forward looking simulation capabilities to help shape strategy.

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Folds and Phones 

IFA is over and Berlin can return to normal for a while. As expected, a three-year hiatus from the show (for me) didn’t reveal too much in the way of huge leaps forward. But they were there if you looked closely, hinting at things to come.  Display innovation obviously took a leading role at the show. …

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Desperately Seeking at IFA

It’s been three years since I attended a major trade show, but with IFA less than two weeks away, I’m starting to think about what to pack (no shorts!), as well as setting my expectations for the show. There’s also a fair share of nervousness about the trip to Berlin, and that has nothing to …

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Retail Momentum: Ups and Downs 

When retailers and manufacturers look at what’s happening across U.S. retail, beyond their own industries and categories, it’s easy to focus on the latest data and disregard the longer-term, macro-level view. Reviewing weekly or monthly sales revenue data can make it seem like everything is changing very suddenly, sometimes masking the larger business implications.   But …

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Awareness and Interest In G Enabled Smartphones Is On The Rise But Will It Convert To Sales

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

SpaceX has taken the next big step with its Starlink satellite solution, gaining FCC approval to offer the service to vehicles in motion. Cool; high speed satellite data access while I drive. If this were the 2000s, that would be game changing. But with 5G (and 4G) covering much of the U.S., and a smartphone …

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Paul Gagnon

Paul Gagnon is a trusted consumer electronics analyst and leader with expertise in many aspects of the CE industry, from supply chains and core technologies to consumer CE product adoption. A 20-year industry veteran, he is knowledgeable about display technologies and their application in CE, as well as the overall intersection of CE technology, devices, and applications.  …

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NPD and IRI to Merge and Create a Leading Global Technology, Analytics and Data Provider 

Combines leading CPG, general merchandise, foodservice and food consumption data capabilities to offer innovative view of total retail purchasing and consumption trends CHICAGO and PORT WASHINGTON, NY, April 7, 2022 — Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”), a fast-growing global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and The NPD Group (“NPD”), a …

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Form Over Function?

In the days when mobile phones did not all look the same, they were considered the eye candy of the business. People chose a phone as much (if not more) for its looks and the statement that it made about the user as they did for its technology. And while the mobile phone market has …

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2021 Holiday Spending & Seasonal Trends

Featured Insights “Leading into the holiday shopping season, we can expect to see consumers spending more for better products, with fewer items under the tree. The evolving pandemic lifestyle is already influencing what consumers are buying. Layer on reduced in-store shopping frequency, and the continued strength of online shopping, and the critical role of impulse …

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