Tag: Discounting

Putting a price on Europe’s spending on scientific journals | Chemistry World

Putting a price on Europe’s spending on scientific journals | Chemistry World

Analysis comes as consortia of institutes revolt over price increases and open access across the continent Europe’s academic institutions and libraries are spending over €383 million (£333 million) on their biggest contracts with scientific publishers. The figures, gathered for the first time, cover the price of 66 of 88 so-called ‘big deal’ contracts in 2016–17. […]

‘Never been one this large’ Kroger price cuts are part of a multi-million dollar investment | thv11.com

‘Never been one this large’ Kroger price cuts are part of a multi-million dollar investment | thv11.com

Kroger has begun cutting prices on more 3,000 items in approximately 100 stores in its Delta region, which includes Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Kentucky. Kirby estimated that that works out to about 10 percent of everything shoppers will find in a typical store. “There’s never been one this large,” Kirby said of the price-reduction […]

Fairview grad named to Trump administration post | GoErie.com

Fairview grad named to Trump administration post | GoErie.com

Dan Best, a 1987 graduate of Fairview High School, has long had an interest in controlling drug prices. The 49-year-old son of Ted and Marilyn Best now has a big platform to explore that interest. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Friday named Best, most recently a CVS Caremark executive, to serve as […]

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that […]

Retail is Reality (Part 1) | American Drycleaner

Retail is Reality (Part 1) | American Drycleaner

PRICE NOT MOTIVATOR Take the case of the retail icon JCPenney (JCP) as they went through a very visible and very publicized disastrous transition to “Lower Everyday Low Pricing.” According to a September 2013 article by Panos Mourdoukoutas writing in Forbes: “What haunts JCPenney? A strategic mistake regarding its pricing strategy — replacement of sales through […]

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that Morgan […]

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

The ACCC’s final report is due mid-year, so I look forward to seeing how they tackle the discounting issue. In the meantime, Victoria has already moved to increase the transparency around energy bills, vowing to force retailers to spell out the dollar cost of offers, the dollar cost of not meeting conditions of discounts, and […]

First milk announces April price drop and ‘simplification’ of milk pools | Farmers Guardian

First milk announces April price drop and ‘simplification’ of milk pools | Farmers Guardian

“The strength of a co-op is in bringing members together to draw strength in a common cause,” he said. “First Milk Members in Scotland have suffered from lower prices on the whole, but this move is more important than regional sensitivity as it demonstrates a commitment by First Milk to a simpler and equitable pricing […]

Cutting prices and taking on the public sector – 8×8 talks strategy after landing in France | ChannelNomics

Cutting prices and taking on the public sector – 8×8 talks strategy after landing in France | ChannelNomics

Masyln indicated that in preparing to enter the French channel, 8×8 has had to lower its prices. However, she insisted that the vendor will differentiate itself in its new target market in other ways beyond cost. “From a pricing perspective, I’ve found this is necessary even when doing pan-European deals out of the UK, but […]

Publishing drug prices, selling straight to hospitals are in plans for nonprofit drug venture with STL ties | stltoday.com

Publishing drug prices, selling straight to hospitals are in plans for nonprofit drug venture with STL ties | stltoday.com

A hospital-backed nonprofit generic drug manufacturer has radical plans for the drug industry as it prepares to launch operations later this year. Leaders of the drugmaker said they planned to publish drug prices in an effort to force more transparency in an industry that is known for being opaque. Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is leading the […]