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Target’s Back-to-Basic Approach Works for Now | Bloomberg Quint

Target’s Back-to-Basic Approach Works for Now | Bloomberg Quint

The irony is that what seems to be working for Target isn’t a besting of Amazon at its own digital game, but rather a refocusing on retailing staples such as pricing, store remodeling and the launch of exclusive brands. In the press release announcing the boosted guidance, there isn’t one mention of “digital,” “online” or […]

Blue Cross Launches SmartShopper tool for comparing healthcare | brproud.com

Blue Cross Launches SmartShopper tool for comparing healthcare | brproud.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana customers who are ages 18 or older, with the exception of those covered through the Federal Employee Program, can access Smart Shopper. The tool is also available to Blue Cross network providers. “As healthcare costs keep rising, our members want greater transparency so they better understand the price differences […]

The Rise of These Two Ruthless German Grocery Stores Has This Influencer Terrified About Walmart | TheStreet

The Rise of These Two Ruthless German Grocery Stores Has This Influencer Terrified About Walmart | TheStreet

“Our store visits and analysis highlighted significant price compression in private-label pricing, aggressive prices in the all-important customer traffic-driving fresh food areas and even lower branded prices, too,” Mushkin and Otway wrote. Wolfe found that Walmart lowered its prices by more than 20% at certain stores in Virginia Beach and North Carolina, where Lidl now […]

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores | The Washington Post

As grocery shoppers work to digest Amazon’s massive acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the digital storefront recently scored a victory that aims to reinforce the company’s growing investments in brick-and-mortar retail. Amazon was awarded a patent May 30 that could help it choke off a common issue faced by many physical stores: Customers’ […]

Airfares: Government mulls analytics tool to provide price trends | The Economic Times

Airfares: Government mulls analytics tool to provide price trends | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government is mulling having an analytics tool that will provide future ticket price trends for the travellers, amid lingering concerns over steep fluctuations in airfares. Historical data analysis as well as “price curves with predictive data analytics” are proposed to be utilised to have a long term picture about airfare trends in […]

Surge pricing comes to the supermarket | The Guardian

Surge pricing comes to the supermarket | The Guardian

It also perhaps has the potential to offer a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered high street. Shops are all too aware of the habit of “showrooming”, by which customers look at products in stores before going home and browsing the best deals for them online. Electronic price-tag systems can not only track online prices, […]

Best Buy Defies Retail Doldrums, Posting Higher Sales | WSJ

Best Buy Defies Retail Doldrums, Posting Higher Sales | WSJ

To fend off digital competition, Best Buy gave up efforts to charge consumers more in stores than online. It promised in 2013 to match online competitors’ prices and brought its prices in line with Amazon’s—a move that has paid dividends now that shoppers can instantly check prices on their smartphones. The price guarantee made a […]

California Burlington Coat Factory Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement | Top Class Actions

California Burlington Coat Factory Deceptive Pricing Class Action Settlement | Top Class Actions

Burlington Coat Factory of California LLC has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it used deceptive “Compare” reference prices on price tags which led customers to believe they were receiving a bargain over the same merchandise sold at other retailers. If you purchased items from a Burlington Coat Factory store in California or […]

Is Your Business Unknowingly Engaged in Deceptive Pricing | NCR Silver

Is Your Business Unknowingly Engaged in Deceptive Pricing | NCR Silver

Making comparisons to former prices What the guidelines say: One of the most common ways to advertise discount pricing is to offer a discount based on your own pricing. That’s legitimate, as long as you do it honestly. The former price must be one that the product was actually sold to the public for, and […]

Supermarket Shoppers Often Use Grocery Unit Pricing to Compare Value | Consumers’ Federation of Australia

Supermarket Shoppers Often Use Grocery Unit Pricing to Compare Value | Consumers’ Federation of Australia

An exploratory survey of Australian grocery shoppers has shown that almost all reported that they use unit pricing to some degree to make value comparisons between products, and most said they use unit pricing frequently and for several types of value comparisons. The on-line survey of 104 members/supporters of Choice (Australian Consumers Association) was conducted […]