Tag: Inflation

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Procter & Gamble The last thing the slow growth, activist target P&G ( PG – Get Report)  needs is inflation. Yet, that’s what it’s dealing with at the moment. Said P&G Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller on P&G’s recent call: “Commodity prices have continued to move higher as the year has progressed approaching a $350 […]

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 […]

How Inflation Works (or Why Your Chicken Is Going to Cost More) | The New York Times

How Inflation Works (or Why Your Chicken Is Going to Cost More) | The New York Times

While still low, prices are starting to rise, in what would amount to a major shift if it persists. Higher prices for rents, gasoline, medical care and food helped drive prices up 2.1 percent in the 12 months that ended in January. The root of inflation is a strong economy After the global financial crisis, […]

Food inflation helps UK grocers to deliver record Christmas sales but caution remains over general merchandise| proactiveinvestors

Food inflation helps UK grocers to deliver record Christmas sales but caution remains over general merchandise| proactiveinvestors

Morrisons takes top spot WM Morrisons PLC (LON:MRW) was next up and it reported a 2.8% rise in sales in the 10 weeks to 7 January on the back of efforts to improve customer service and offer competitive prices. That pricing strategy will almost certainly have hurt margins, as the company said the price of […]

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 […]

OPINION: The ups and downs of pricing in SA | IOL Business Report

OPINION: The ups and downs of pricing in SA | IOL Business Report

This is one statistics over which I have never won despite all the evidence in the numbers including the personal inflation calculator.  So the belief that prices are sticky upwards is central to the discourse.  The article tries to disabuse us of this notion using facts. But perceptions and opinions often times remain too true […]

How to rethink your pricing strategy in inflationary times | European CEO

How to rethink your pricing strategy in inflationary times | European CEO

There was a collective sigh of relief around Whitehall when official figures revealed a lower-than-expected rise of 2.6 percent in consumer prices in June. Inflation had come in below the three percent predicted by the City and the threat of an interest rate rise was, for the time being at least, averted. But input price […]

Weak pound keeps foodservice price inflation high at 8.8% in June | The Caterer

Weak pound keeps foodservice price inflation high at 8.8% in June | The Caterer

In the ambient hot categories, inflation ran at 12% in June, thanks to rising coffee and tea prices. Inflation in fruit, a category particularly dependent on imports and vulnerable to exchange rates, stood at 13.6%. One bright spot was the sugars, preserves and confectionary category, where prices in June 2017 were 5.1% lower than in June 2016. […]