Hubert Paul

Hubert Paul

Hubert Paul is a Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, a global strategy consulting firm.

Hubert focuses on partnering and advising Consumer Goods and Retail clients of varying sizes on transformation pricing and go-to-market strategies as well as identifying and implementing omni-channel, pricing, and promotional excellence capabilities. He has led projects for clients in direct-to-consumer, mass merchant, grocery, apparel, FMCG, leisure tourism and travel, and other retail sectors.

He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School where he focused on Management Consulting and Corporate Finance. Prior to that, he received his B.A. in Economics and Psychology at Rutgers University.

How to Sustainably Compete With Retail Giants on Price

In my previous article on retail pricing excellence, I discussed how traditional retailers are facing threats from all corners. Domestic and foreign competitors, direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) brands, and entrants from nonretail sectors are fighting for market share. Against this competitive backdrop, shifting consumer preferences, high-end expectations, and new business models are adding to the pressure. To…

The Retail Apocalypse: 5 Dangerous Competitive Trends Explained

While the U.S. economic outlook is looking healthy based on recent stock market gains, peering into the retail sector reveals fundamental cracks in its landscape that indicate a state of decline. This retail apocalypse has malls and stores disappearing at a disturbing rate. There have been over 7,000 closings so far in 2019, a figure which…