Tag: Consumer Price Index

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 […]

A Post-Christmas Carol | Strategic Pricing Solutions

A Post-Christmas Carol | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Customers are smart, they’re cagey and quick; They know their vendors can be like St. Nick. When quotas are missed in the first period or two, Gifts and discounts for customers old and new. “Hey Dasher, hey Dancer, hey Prancer and Vixen, It’s time for your sales team to be a blitzin’. Come to my […]

Here’s how much it would cost to buy the ’12 days of Christmas’ gifts in 2017 | wcfcourier.com

Here’s how much it would cost to buy the ’12 days of Christmas’ gifts in 2017 | wcfcourier.com

“It is similar to the U.S. Consumer Price Index, which measures the changing prices of goods and services like housing, food, clothing, transportation and more that reflect the spending habits of the average American,” PNC explains on its website. Getting straight to the point, the total cost for the “12 Days of Christmas” gifts in […]

PNC Christmas Price Index Predicts Holiday Cheer, Not Prices, On The Rise This Year | Forbes

PNC Christmas Price Index Predicts Holiday Cheer, Not Prices, On The Rise This Year | Forbes

It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas! If you’re in the gift-giving mood, consider that purchasing all the gifts in the classic carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” will cost you $34,558.65 in 2017, a boost of just about $200 from last year. That’s the official tally according to the 34th PNC […]

Costs Edge Up To Purchase All Of The Gifts In ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’ | Forbes

Costs Edge Up To Purchase All Of The Gifts In ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’ | Forbes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And if you’re in the gift-giving mood, get ready to pull out your wallet: purchasing all the gifts in the classic carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” will cost you $34,363.49 in 2016, a boost of $232.50 from last year. That’s the official tally according to the […]

Surprise drop in inflation as air fares and clothing prices fall | Telegraph

Surprise drop in inflation as air fares and clothing prices fall | Telegraph

UK inflation eased back last month as air fares fell after a temporary rise over Easter. Prices, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), rose by 0.3pc in the year to April, from 0.5pc in March, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists had expected the rate to remain unchanged. The ONS […]

Morgan Stanley’s 18 Stocks With Big Pricing Power Opportunities in Low Inflation | TheStreet

Morgan Stanley’s 18 Stocks With Big Pricing Power Opportunities in Low Inflation | TheStreet

Which companies have the best opportunities to raise prices on their products or services without lessening consumer demand for them? According to a Morgan Stanley report out this week, these 18 companies have the strongest pricing power. “While assessing a company’s pricing power has long been a cornerstone of bottom-up investment research, it is arguably even more […]

Pricing Power Making a Comeback as U.S. Economy Improves | Bloomberg Business

Pricing Power Making a Comeback as U.S. Economy Improves | Bloomberg Business

“Prices are firming up, and it’s across a fairly nice breadth,” said Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets LLC in New York. “If that doesn’t convince people that inflation is not dead, I don’t know what will.” Core consumer prices, which leave out volatile food and energy costs, climbed 0.3 percent in […]

Foodservice Price Index Launches To Provide The Hospitality Industry With More Accurate View On Pricing Trends | CLH News

Foodservice Price Index Launches To Provide The Hospitality Industry With More Accurate View On Pricing Trends | CLH News

The Foodservice Price Index (FPI) has been developed as a more accurate and relevant alternative to the government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), which until now has been the only inflation index available to food purchasing professionals to measure success. The FPI has now revealed that the deflationary trends in recent CPI statistics are only partially […]

Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack Up the Prices | WSJ

Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack Up the Prices | WSJ

On Feb. 10, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. bought the rights to a pair of life-saving heart drugs. The same day, their list prices rose by 525% and 212%. Neither of the drugs, Nitropress or Isuprel, was improved as a result of costly investment in lab work and human testing, Valeant said. Nor was manufacture of […]