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Cisco surges after pricing switches-plus-subscriptions just below old hardware prices | The Register

Cisco surges after pricing switches-plus-subscriptions just below old hardware prices | The Register

It’s hardly the first time hardware vendors have attached software licensing models to iron, and Cisco is alert to why customers might resist it. On the company’s results call, CEO Chuck Robbins said for the Catalyst 9000, “we wanted the base subscription plus the product to be somewhere at or slightly below what they would […]

Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979  | CNN Money

Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979 | CNN Money

An Irish drugmaker has jacked up the price of a painkiller to nearly $3,000 a bottle. The drug is 22 times more expensive than when the company acquired it in late 2013. The sticker shock for Horizon Pharma’s Vimovo drug is magnified by the fact that the painkiller’s two main ingredients can be purchased separately […]

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Pricing-Careers.com provides valuable career, pricing team/organization, and strategy thought leadership best-practice articles and research reports/studies, as well as training and professional development events. We also compile Thought Leadership, News, Studies, Papers, Books, Surveys, etc. Subscribe to Pricing Careers Weekly here: tinyurl.com/yb2w5hrp Looking to hire pricing Talent? Pricing Careers offers recruiters a very affordable way to […]

US Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in Jan, vs 0.3% increase expected | CNBC

US Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in Jan, vs 0.3% increase expected | CNBC

U.S. consumer prices rose considerably more than expected in January, fueling fears that inflation is about to turn dangerously higher. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent last month against projections of a 0.3 percent increase, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the index was up 0.3 percent against estimates […]

Grainger CEO Outlines Benefits of Pricing Move | Modern Distribution Management

Grainger CEO Outlines Benefits of Pricing Move | Modern Distribution Management

At this week’s Grainger show in Orlando, FL, CEO D.G. Macpherson expanded on his recent comments that the company was seeing “benefits” from its pricing changes as he doubled down on the notion that the move is helping Grainger bolster three customer segments. “We’ve seen benefits in a number of areas,” Macpherson told MDM when […]

The Pricing Strategy That Sells More New Cars | DealerOn

The Pricing Strategy That Sells More New Cars | DealerOn

CAN JUST CHANGING YOUR PRICING STRATEGY HELP YOU SELL MORE NEW CARS?? LIKE, A LOT MORE CARS?! According to Jasen Rice, Owner of LotPop, ABSOLUTELY! In fact, he says, it’s the key to moving more metal that many dealerships overlook…but is far and away the one technique that can bring every dealership the swiftest and most dramatic results. Sound […]

MultiBrief: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | MultiBriefs

MultiBrief: Is dynamic pricing good for restaurants and hotels? | MultiBriefs

Does dynamic pricing really work? Referring back to the case of Bob Bob Ricard, a follow-up NPR report suggests that dynamic pricing works well for the restaurant. Ever since the restaurant implemented the new strategy, store traffic during the “normal” quietest times has nearly doubled. While the average check for two guests in the restaurant […]

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisory council has issued several recommendations for reining in U.S. prescription drug prices and costs, some of which stem directly from the work of the USC Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Voters are increasingly concerned about rising drug prices and health care costs — to the point that two presidential […]

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

A top House lawmaker wants consumers to have as much information as possible on what health services such as MRIs, pharmaceuticals, or CT scans cost. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that he is speaking with colleagues in the Senate on greater price transparency. The remarks come a few days after […]

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Insurers rolled out these cost calculators as more of their customers enrolled in high-deductible health plans that require spending hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket each year before insurance kicks in. It’s still to be determined whether price transparency on its own can substantially slow the rise or even lower the costs of health care, and, by extension, insurance premiums. Early research suggests that […]