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Xcel’s rates have risen but are still below state’s average | amarillo.com

Xcel’s rates have risen but are still below state’s average | amarillo.com

Higher bills from Xcel Energy, which has a monopoly on Texas Panhandle homes and powers most area businesses, are a result of costly technological upgrades, spokesman Wes Reeves said. The average residential bill has increased 19.8 percent per kilowatt-hour since 2006. Fluctuations in fuel pricing, particularly natural gas, typically impact deregulated energy providers more heavily […]

NJ Apple Stores need better price tags, state says | app.com

NJ Apple Stores need better price tags, state says | app.com

Listing prices for iPads, iPhones, MacBooks and other electronics on digital screens at Apple Stores around the state is not good enough, the state’s consumer watchdog said Tuesday. Apple has agreed to list prices on “pricing wedges” on each table where devices are offered for sale, according to the state Attorney General’s office. The agreement […]

Apple’s 4K Content Pricing Strategy is a Very Smart Move | ExtremeTech

Apple’s 4K Content Pricing Strategy is a Very Smart Move | ExtremeTech

At its launch event yesterday, Apple announced a bold new strategy that could give it a leadership position in a critical market. Marketing professionals and executives from other companies were left looking foolish by comparison and they’ll undoubtedly scramble to keep up with the Cupertino-based company. I’m speaking, of course, about Apple’s new 4K content […]

iPhone X puts exclamation point on Apple’s pricing strategy | ABC News

iPhone X puts exclamation point on Apple’s pricing strategy | ABC News

Apple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come. The long-anticipated iPhone X unveiled Tuesday will sell for $999, double what the original iPhone cost a decade ago and more than any other competing device […]

Brand behaviour affects purchase for 100m ‘corpsumers’ | WARC

Brand behaviour affects purchase for 100m ‘corpsumers’ | WARC

In the U.S., brands have found themselves front and centre in some of this year’s most significant news, and their conduct is more visible than ever. In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last week, companies have been pledging to support the affected regions. However, other brands have come in for intense criticism as […]

Massive jump in petrol rates after dynamic pricing – Decoding the price rise | Zee News

Massive jump in petrol rates after dynamic pricing – Decoding the price rise | Zee News

New Delhi: The Indian basket of imported crude oils gained nearly $3.50 a barrel during last week even as petrol prices in the country touched their highest levels since 2014, official data has showed. Petrol price was hiked by 8 paise a litre and diesel by 10 paise per litre, applicable from 6 a.m. on […]

Is pricing a piece of cake or are you risking a soggy bottom line? | The Drum

Is pricing a piece of cake or are you risking a soggy bottom line? | The Drum

Generating profit is a pretty straightforward recipe – the key ingredients of profit, as we know, are price, volume and cost. Sadly, while the recipe is quite simple, putting the right amount of each ingredient into your mixing bowl is usually where the problems creep in and can leave you with a soggy bottom line. […]

Spanish hegemony in organic greenhouse vegetables | Fresh Plaza

Spanish hegemony in organic greenhouse vegetables | Fresh Plaza

“Price-wise, growing is much more efficient in Spain,” Job mentions. “When push comes to shove, price is of overriding importance more often than the country of origin for large retailers, except for local organic shops.” Job emphasises that, as long as the quality of the Spanish product isn’t inferior to the Dutch, Spain will quickly […]

Amazon Whole Foods Price Cuts Increased Foot Traffic | Refinery29

Amazon Whole Foods Price Cuts Increased Foot Traffic | Refinery29

Amazon’s plan to make Whole Foods more affordable is working. According to Business Insider, the supermarket chain that was once maligned for its high prices saw a 25% increase in foot traffic after prices were slashed last month. Some cities, like Chicago, saw an even greater increase of 35%. Food & Wine reports that Foursquare […]

Ontario minimum-wage hike could cost more than 50,000 jobs: watchdog | The Globe and Mail

Ontario minimum-wage hike could cost more than 50,000 jobs: watchdog | The Globe and Mail

Asked how businesses could prepare, Flynn suggested they will have to find ways to absorb the increase. “Well, I think they could look at pricing, obviously that’s one thing that obviously any business would do,” he said. Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said those comments can only mean one thing; the government expects businesses will […]