Tag: Grocery Pricing

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

A worthy opponent If a merger occurs, Kroger would become even more of a powerhouse in groceries, and a solid investment candidate. It’s already a quality company that has been knocked back due to the investments in pricing it needed to make to compete with Amazon and Walmart. The Amazon purchase of Whole Foods scared […]

A hipster’s nightmare as avocado prices surge | The Daily Advertiser

A hipster’s nightmare as avocado prices surge | The Daily Advertiser

IT’S enough to make a millennial cry. Prices are soaring as demand for avocados has outweighed supply over the last month, causing a national shortage. In one of Wagga’s big supermarket chains Hass avocados are being sold for $4 each, and in capital cities prices have risen to almost $8 each. SUPPLY AND DEMAND: The high […]

France Limits Supermarket Price Wars After Nutella Riots | Bloomberg

France Limits Supermarket Price Wars After Nutella Riots | Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron’s government Wednesday presented measures to rein in supermarket price wars in an attempt to strike a balance between farmers who claim they’re underpaid for their produce and consumers who are concerned with their purchasing power. The so-called “law for a balanced commercial relationship in the agricultural and food sector, and for healthy […]

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

The shift is already evident: 49 percent of all shoppers bought a packaged good online within the last three months. That includes 61 percent of millennials and 44 percent of baby boomers. It also includes 54 percent of affluent households and 40 percent of low-income households. Grocery stores, cognizant of the price transparency the web […]

Should Grocers Go Nuts Over The Nutella Pricing Strategy? | PYMNTS.com

Should Grocers Go Nuts Over The Nutella Pricing Strategy? | PYMNTS.com

Lines to get into the store are a rare sight at any brick-and-mortar retailer these days, let alone a supermarket. That’s exactly what French supermarket chain Intermarche brought upon itself this week, however. The chain slashed prices on popular chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella and suffered Black Friday-like crowds and chaos as customers fought to stock […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What do you stand to lose as Amazon’s retail competition crumbles? Purchasing power. When competition is eliminated, so too are incentives to keep prices low as a market disrupter. By destroying its competitors, Amazon is also extinguishing any repercussion traditionally associated with price increases — that is, a customer choosing a competitor instead of Amazon. […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What ails the retail industry is no secret: Amazon. In 2016, Amazon sold six times as much online as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Costco. Combined. In 2017, it accounted for nearly 50% of all online sales. Imagine where Amazon will stand in 2018 and beyond. But while the e-commerce giant’s threat to retailers and […]

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

The fee hikes also demonstrate the conundrum for Amazon’s Marketplace sellers, who gravitate to the e-commerce giant for its extensive research, robust search and sticky Prime customers, but who also face competition from Amazon itself and the whims of the company’s seller policies. Those whims have led some sellers to turn elsewhere, notably Walmart, which […]

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Sleek black cameras monitoring from above and weight sensors in the shelves help Amazon determine exactly what people take. If someone passes back through the gates with an item, his or her associated account is charged. If a shopper puts an item back on the shelf, Amazon removes it from his or her virtual cart. […]

Whole Foods Customers Report Empty Shelves at Stores Across the U.S. | PJ Media

Whole Foods Customers Report Empty Shelves at Stores Across the U.S. | PJ Media

Shoppers at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S. have been astonished to discover empty shelves at their local stores in recent months, with one customer describing the stores as “the Soviet Safeway.” Barclay analysts found stores in disarray with “entirely empty” shelves and deteriorating produce, Business Insider reported. “Analysts said they encountered ‘high’ out-of-stock issues […]