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Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Impact Of Pricing War On Wal-Mart – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. | Seeking Alpha

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) is making additional investments in its pricing strategy to ensure it remains the most affordable retailer within the U.S. A recent price comparison by Reuters in five cities for a basket of 15 items showed Wal-Mart offering the goods at 5% to 10% cheaper than Aldi. Wal-Mart’s new pricing strategy is being used […]

Walmart Gets Tough On Prices And Suppliers | PYMNTS.com

Walmart Gets Tough On Prices And Suppliers | PYMNTS.com

Walmart is launching a new price-comparison test in about 1,200 of its U.S. retail locations as it moves to try and close the pricing gap with rival grocery peddlers (like Kroger) and discounters (like Aldi). The move is widely expected to put pressure on packaged good suppliers. The test ranges across 11 states located in […]

Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war, targets Aldi in grocery aisle | Reuters

Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war, targets Aldi in grocery aisle | Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is running a new price-comparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with German-based discount grocery chain Aldi ALDIEI.UL and other U.S. rivals like Kroger Co (KR.N), according to four sources familiar with the moves. Wal-Mart launched the […]

Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to U.S. in Currency Arbitrage | Trucks.com

Canadian Dealers Export Thousands of Pickup Trucks to U.S. in Currency Arbitrage | Trucks.com

While the rest of the auto industry frets over potentially disruptive U.S. tariffs, a group of Canadian dealers is mining cross-border pricing differences to make a profit off of pickup trucks. Their enterprise — dubbed Canadian Super Sellers — makes a 4 to 5 percent margin by taking trucks purchased at lower prices north of […]

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement | Education Dive

When Hal Friedlander was chief information officer of the New York City Department of Education, one of his routine frustrations was the lack of easy access to pricing information about ed tech products. It could take a month to adequately respond to a question about software options for better supporting English learners. Since leaving the […]

Amazon Fined $1 Million for Misleading Customers on Savings Claims | Inc.com

Amazon Fined $1 Million for Misleading Customers on Savings Claims | Inc.com

Here’s how the online retail giant’s strategy backfired: Amazon had been showing a comparison of its own prices with higher retail prices it claimed were being charged by its competitors. After observing Blu-ray prices on Amazon.com’s Canadian website for two years, the Competition Bureau concluded that competitors’ retail prices were often misquoted. In some instances, […]

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

2) Shop smarter on Amazon You may not know that Amazon has dynamic pricing that changes constantly. Prices just don’t change on a daily basis but as often as every fifteen minutes. While this doesn’t make much of a difference on low priced items, you should certainly be more cognizant on larger purchases. I recommend […]

Don’t fall for deceptive pricing practices | The Boston Globe

Don’t fall for deceptive pricing practices | The Boston Globe

Everyone knows that one store where there’s always a good deal to be had, a shop with frequent markdowns of 20, 40, even 60 percent. But the bargains might not be nearly as good as they appear. Constant deep discounts can be a sign of deceptive — and perhaps illegal — pricing strategies. In fact, […]

LA prosecutors sue giant retailers for deceptive pricing | Daily Mail Online

LA prosecutors sue giant retailers for deceptive pricing | Daily Mail Online

The suits allege the retailers illegally engaged in the business practice known as “false-reference pricing” to make customers believe they are “getting a good deal.” For example an item can be advertised as being on sale for 50 percent of the original price, even though the retailer never sold it at that original price. … […]

What Are Comps? A Way to Pin the Right Price on a Home | Realtor.com®

What Are Comps? A Way to Pin the Right Price on a Home | Realtor.com®

How to find comps and use them during negotiations To find comps, you can start by looking for recent listings in your area on realtor.com®. But for a full, deep dive into the numbers, you’ll want to enlist the help of your real estate agent or other professional. The reason: Listings typically feature the asking price, but not the final sales price […]