Pricing News Daily > 11/7/17

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Alaska Air Group faces tough pricing and rising costs in the home stretch of merger integration | CAPA

Alaska Air Group faces tough pricing and rising costs in the home stretch of merger integration | CAPA

Most US airlines have cited some pricing pressure in domestic markets, and Alaska Air Group is no different. The company has endured significant pressure on close-in pricing on its US transcontinental routes and intra-California network in recent months – two strategically important regions for the company as its merger integration with Virgin America continues. The […]

Parents slam ‘rip off’ prices for soft play area at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre | Bath Chronicle

Parents slam ‘rip off’ prices for soft play area at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre | Bath Chronicle

During peak hours it will cost £4 for two to four-year-olds and £4.50 for children over five. Non-member adults can enter for £2.50 and get a free hot drink from the diner. These charges were initially understood to be hourly rates – but leisure centre operators have said visits will be time restricted only when […]

Best Buy Stops Some Sales of New iPhones After Pricing Backlash | Bloomberg

Best Buy Stops Some Sales of New iPhones After Pricing Backlash | Bloomberg

Last week, when users went to Best Buy’s website to purchase an iPhone X at the full, upfront price, Best Buy charged $1,099 and $1,249 for the two configurations. Apple’s pricing is $999 and $1,149. “Although there was clearly demand for the un-activated iPhone X, selling it that way cost more money, causing some confusion […]

Comment: Price-fixing of bread would be hard to prove | Times Colonist

Comment: Price-fixing of bread would be hard to prove | Times Colonist

Demonstrating beyond a reasonable doubt that grocers are colluding to keep retail prices artificially high is almost impossible. Several attempts have been made in the past, with mixed results. Grocery stores carry on average more than 15,000 different products, and prices can be affected by an array of factors: commodity prices; energy and labour costs; […]

Industry group warns Ottawa that excessive cuts to drug prices could be harmful | Times Colonist

Industry group warns Ottawa that excessive cuts to drug prices could be harmful | Times Colonist

OTTAWA — Canada’s drug developers recognize that pharmaceutical prices need to come down but they fear the Trudeau government will push too hard in a regulatory review by Health Canada, the head of an industry association said Tuesday. Pamela Fralick, president of Innovative Medicines Canada, said she doesn’t know what changes Health Canada will propose […]

Ohio State football season tickets could be cheaper in 2018 | Columbus Business First

Ohio State football season tickets could be cheaper in 2018 | Columbus Business First

The Ohio State Buckeyes will have a few marquee matchups at the Horseshoe next season, and fans will continue to pay a premium for them compared to games against teams such as Tulane and Rutgers. Season ticket pricing, however, could go down if school trustees approve recommendations they’ll get a look at on Friday, Ohio […]

Google Shuts Off Airline Booking Tool in Search | Bloomberg

Google Shuts Off Airline Booking Tool in Search | Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is pulling a software tool that let small companies access search information on airfares, a potential blow to online travel newcomers. Google’s tool was opened in 2011 after its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software Inc., an online airfare broker. In approving the deal, a federal judge required that Google keep an […]

Experts Warn Amazon Will Stumble On Major Logistics and HR Issues In Oz | channelnews

Experts Warn Amazon Will Stumble On Major Logistics and HR Issues In Oz | channelnews

“When you start delivering beyond the metro centres into the regions, that is where the real challenge will be”. Dennis claims that eBay Australia will soon launch a guaranteed delivery service, plus a price matching program. The strategy is likely intended to increase eBay’s competitiveness amidst Amazon’s influence. Commentators speculate that Amazon’s prices will generally be […]

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