Tag: Inflation

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. […]

Why education, healthcare and some other things cost ten times more than they used to and ten times more than elsewhere | NextBigFuture.com

Why education, healthcare and some other things cost ten times more than they used to and ten times more than elsewhere | NextBigFuture.com

Andrew Swift identifies the areas where people are willing to be scammed or are vulnerable. What you observe is fifty years of optimization of wealth extraction. Price outcomes depend on the contributions of hundreds of participants. Every participant optimizes his/her earnings, exerting a constant upward pressure on price. Participants become ever more expert at getting […]

European Factory Activity Holds at 6-Year High; Job Creation Pace Best in Two Decades | TheStreet

European Factory Activity Holds at 6-Year High; Job Creation Pace Best in Two Decades | TheStreet

“Eurozone manufacturing growth gained further momentum in June, rounding off the best quarter for just over six years. At current levels, the PMI is indicative of factory output growing at an annual rate of some 5%, which in turn indicates the goodsproducing sector will have made a strong positive contribution to second quarter economic growth,” […]

How austerity-fatigued consumers will spend in post-price rise Britain | The Drum

How austerity-fatigued consumers will spend in post-price rise Britain | The Drum

Coffee, Marmite, fish fingers and Walkers crisps – nothing appears to be safe from the Brexit-themed price rise. With an unfortunate mix of uncertainty and inflation expected to make the pound in our pocket feel much lighter in 2017, many people fear a sharp downturn in consumer spending could hurt brands. It raises the question: […]