News & Insights

Welcome to TPG in the News, the industry journal of The Partnering Group, Inc.. The Partnering Group is dedicated to providing research, insights and best practices to the retail and consumer products industry. Review our blog entries listed below to hear about our upcoming or completed speeches, reports, publications and articles. Our purpose is to provide new perspectives on new initiatives for profitable growth in our industry. Our articles are authored by TPG Partners and provide actionable information based on TPG's in-field experience with global retailer and manufacturer leaders. Please find our latest entries listed below.

TPG Forms Initiative with CMA to Develop Ecommerce Best Practices

Contact: Peter Leech Email: Phone: 917-225-4734 Date: November 6, 2017 Cincinnati, OH – The Category Management Association (CMA) has engaged The Partneri ..

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Promotion Optimization Institute

Don Baker is speaking with Chris Rice of Exceedra at this year’s Promotion Optimization Institute on November 2, 2017 in Dallas. Chris and Don will discuss “Solutions for Top C ..

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Merchandising Services

  As we continue to expand our services to meet our client’s needs, we want to announce we have increased our capabilities to include Merchandising Services. As marketing, m ..

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Competency Training is Key to Building Category Management Capability

Someone may have the CAPABILITY (potential) but not yet have the COMPETENCY (degree of skill) to excel at a specific function or task. Take for instance Michael Jordan. He had the ..

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Build Your Most Effective Organization

By: Andy Buteux, Don Baker, and John Wildman CLEARLY DEFINING work and the competencies for completing the work are paramount to success, in any discipline. When we reviewed “Pro ..

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Nail Down Your Promotion Analysis and Analytics

By: Andy Buteux, Don Baker, and John Wildman PROMOTIONAL ANALYTICS can be a particularly complicated subject. Because of its intricacy, we try to focus organizations on only two co ..

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Use Analytics to Help Solve the Everyday Price Dilemma

By: John Wildman, Don Baker and Andy Buteux DEVIATION from Everyday Price is the single biggest business change we have experienced on the trade side of the consumer products secto ..

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Compliance – The Elusive Key to Price and Promotion Performance

By: Don Baker, Andy Buteux and John Wildman WHAT DO WE MEAN when we pursue Compliance or Consensus relative to Trade Investment Management? We cannot teach anything more crucial th ..

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Importance of Process, Policy, Data Management and Systems

By: John Wildman, Don Baker and Andy Buteux FAR TOO OFTEN, companies fail at managing trade investments because of a lack of discipline in review, reporting and compliance. This is ..

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Creating Sustainable Relationships for Growth

TPG is excited to announce that Rob Brindley has joined the firm. He has excellent Global experience of leading retail and consumer packaged goods companies in their efforts to bec ..

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