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Pricing News Daily > 10/12/18

Pricing News Daily > 10/12/18

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.   This Edition is brought to you by:   Vistaar Vistaar is leading SaaS software provider that enables companies […]

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This Week in Pricing > 10/13/18

This Week in Pricing > 10/13/18

This Week in Pricing is a collection of pricing focused news, thought leadership , events, jobs and professional education resources for pricers. This Edition is brought to you by:   Vistaar Vistaar is leading SaaS software provider that enables companies to optimize pricing, promotion, configuration, and rebate management.  Our solutions are powered by predictive models leveraged […]

U.S. core inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble | Bond Buyer

U.S. core inflation trails estimates as used-car prices tumble | Bond Buyer

A gauge of underlying U.S. inflation was below estimates in September as used-vehicle costs fell and housing rents cooled, signaling that price gains may remain close to where Federal Reserve policy makers want them amid an outlook for continued gradual interest-rate hikes. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, the core consumer price index rose 2.2% […]

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices |  CNW

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices | CNW

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with a fourth car rental company, Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd., to address what the Bureau views as misleading representations. As part of the agreement, Discount will review its practices to ensure they comply with the law, and will pay a $700,000 […]

US Shoppers Are Still Driven By Saving a Buck | eMarketer Retail

US Shoppers Are Still Driven By Saving a Buck | eMarketer Retail

A new National Retail Federation (NRF) study examines what it is calling “value shoppers,” the 89% of US consumers who frequent discount retailers. With a figure that high, this behavior transcends gender, region, income and age. Compared with five years ago, 63% of respondents said they buy more items on sale now. But where are […]

Pricing News Daily > 10/11/18

Pricing News Daily > 10/11/18

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.   This Edition is brought to you by:   Value Innoruption Advisors Founded by Dr. Stephan Liozu, Value Innoruption […]

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The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

Price optimization to unlock ROI potential The Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) software market growth is exploding. According to Gartner, CPQ market revenue was approximately $878 million in 2016, with a 20% CAGR expected through 2020. However, CPQ is not new, and many organizations that have invested in CPQ solutions are failing to meet expected ROI. So, what’s […]

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Athens-founded Beat wants to dominate the ride-hail market in every major Latin American city within three years. That might be doable if it maintains its current growth and so-far successful strategy of launching suddenly, without advanced fanfare, in one major foreign city at a time. It’s a kind of spasmodic hostile takeover before others can […]

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

Trump Signs Law To Lower Drug Prices, Ends Gag Orders Against Pharmacists | The Western Journal

President Donald Trump signed a law that ends insurance companies’ pharmacist gag clauses in an effort to lower drug prices Wednesday. “If there’s anything bipartisan it’s lowering drug prices,” Trump said while signing the Patients’ Right To Know Drug Prices Act according to CBS News. Currently, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers use the gag clauses to “forbid […]

Volkswagen plans modest EV price premium over internal-combustion cars | Autoblog

Volkswagen plans modest EV price premium over internal-combustion cars | Autoblog

Last month, Thomas Ulbrich, the Volkswagen brand’s board member for E-mobility, spoke to an audience in Dresden, Germany, about VW’s plans for pure electric vehicles. One of the nuggets we noted was Ulbrich saying that the first EV, the I.D. hatchback that could be called Neo, will undercut the Tesla Model 3 by roughly $8,000. […]