Americans spend $5.5 trillion a year at retail stores, but the story behind what's on store shelves is hardly ever told. The Slotting Fee covers the business, politics, and technology behind the things we buy every day.
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I try to break down how American commerce functions in a way that both industry practitioners and the general public can understand.
My analysis focuses on the following:
How COVID-19 has shaped the strategies of retailers and CPG manufacturers
How companies are using analytics to deliver profitability
How corporate strategy flows into business operations
How government policy impacts both consumers and corporations
How the best companies are using specific tactics to deliver record breaking revenue
How history impacts commerce today
I'm Eric. I spent seven years advising manufacturers on strategy and operations. Some of the projects were big: overseeing a $1.5 billion trade and direct marketing improvement strategy for a major confectionery company. Others were small: figuring out if a liquor company should buy or build a new pricing tool.
I’ve written about business, technology, and politics for over ten years. During the day, I work as a business journalist at More Perfect Union, a new media company dedicated to telling the stories of working people.
Now that I’ve transitioned to writing full-time, I split my consumer goods and retail writing from more overt political content. The Slotting Fee covers everything about the CPG and Retail industry. I send out weekly company-specific earnings call recaps and a monthly newsletter that outlines the important stories within the consumer goods and retail world.
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Stanford Business School