Pricing News Daily > 6/27/18

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Headlines

June 25: Soybean Prices Crater As Trade War Accelerates | FarmLead

June 25: Soybean Prices Crater As Trade War Accelerates | FarmLead

Soybean prices collapsed again Monday. Markets remain fearful that a trade war between the United States and its primary trade partners will only worsen. Markets sold off after news broke that President Trump is considering restrictions on certain nations from investing in American technology companies. In addition, the European Union has retaliated with tariffs on […]

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Coin-Op 101: Power Profits with Data-Driven Pricing (Part 1) | American Coin-Op

Coin-Op 101: Power Profits with Data-Driven Pricing (Part 1) | American Coin-Op

It is also likely driven by how we develop and maintain our stores. For instance, if you provide a far better customer experience than the store down the street, you really don’t need to meet/compete or be lower. I may not have seen it that way as a relative newcomer to this business a couple […]

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Amazon Unveils Prime In Australia At Half-Price; Will Australian Consumers Respond? | Forbes

Amazon Unveils Prime In Australia At Half-Price; Will Australian Consumers Respond? | Forbes

Amazon launched Prime this past week in Australia at half the price it charges in the U.S. For $6.99 AUD (or about $5.15 USD)  a month or $59 AUD a year (or just under $44 USD), Australians will now be able to get free two-business day delivery on some products and access to videos, e-books […]

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Alamo Drafthouse will test its own version of MoviePass | Engadget

Alamo Drafthouse will test its own version of MoviePass | Engadget

Boutique theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is getting in on the movie subscription craze, too. Dubbed the “Alamo Season Pass,” its version sounds incredibly convenient compared to the competition. Simply use the Drafthouse mobile app to make your purchase, and once you arrive at the theater it’ll unlock your tickets — no need to wait in […]

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The Growth of Movie Theatre Subscriptions | MediaFile

The Growth of Movie Theatre Subscriptions | MediaFile

The battle between the two subscriptions comes as the summer box office heats up with popular franchises such as The Incredibles and Jurassic World are opening to huge numbers across the United States. There are still notable differences between the two services other than pricing (MoviePass is currently $9.95 a month, versus AMC’s $19.95). MoviePass […]

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Hospitals roll out online price estimators as CMS presses for transparency | Modern Healthcare

Hospitals roll out online price estimators as CMS presses for transparency | Modern Healthcare

Leaders at El Camino Hospital, located in California’s Silicon Valley, wanted to make it easy for tech-savvy consumers to shop online for personalized, reliable price estimates for its medical services. The independent not-for-profit hospital launched a consumer self-service tool in May 2017, after about a year of development work with Experian Health, which previously helped […]

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Opinion | Why Competition Won’t Bring Down Drug Prices | The New York Times

Opinion | Why Competition Won’t Bring Down Drug Prices | The New York Times

Martin Shkreli is in prison, but Daraprim still costs $750 per pill. Heather Bresch was hauled before Congress, but EpiPens still cost three to six times more than they did in 2007. Every week we hear of a new outrageous drug price increase. In polls, some 80 percent of Americans say that government should do […]

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Lexis’s Legal Pricing Strategy Has Haters, But Might Be a Risk Worth Taking | Legaltech News

Lexis’s Legal Pricing Strategy Has Haters, But Might Be a Risk Worth Taking | Legaltech News

Sometimes, there’s not much that can help the medicine go down, and when there’s not, it becomes clear the rather repugnant taste of it (the medicine). This is a metaphor for the now center-stage discussion taking place regarding the pricing practices of LexisNexis and the cease and desist letter prepared by AALL, which argues that […]

 

 

Pricing Manager | Sprint

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Information Technology and Services, Computer Software, Telecommunications

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management, Manufacturing

Job Summary

Enhances revenue optimization and profit maximization models for pricing and discounting. Analyzes and interprets impact of potential pricing moves on gross margin and regional, national, and channel pricing levels. Identifies and communicates trends in pricing, and proactively makes recommendations for management decision making. Develops databases, tools, and reports that support pricing information decisions.

  • Position will be responsible for helping create quarterly device pricing strategy & evaluating short-term promotional offers across various sales channels within the Prepaid Marketing Segment.
  • Position will also be responsible for assessing long-term customer value, as well as impact to the device subsidy budget

 

Corporate Pricing Manager | Atkore International 

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials, Construction

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Management Analyst, Strategy/Planning

Job description

Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of Electrical Raceway and Mechanical Products and Solutions, serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security and mechanical applications.

The Mechanical Pipe & Tube Strategic Business Unit (SBU), a part of Atkore International, currently has an opening for a Pricing Manager in our Harvey, IL location. Harvey is located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Chicago.

Reporting to the VP/GM of Mechanical Pipe & Tube, the Pricing Manager is charged with growing contribution margin through a combination of strategic pricing and targeted growth initiatives.

 

 

Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX,October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops | PPS

Date: November 28-30, 2018

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Professional Pricing Society team and I are very proud to announce that we will be returning to Amsterdam for our next great event – The 14th Annual PPS European & Global Pricing Conference & Workshops held 28-30 November.

Conference keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities highlight the conference day on 30 November; While 28-29 November will be used for workshop days to help you enhance your pricing knowledge.

 

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