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Tag: Price Discrimination

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

MORE than 60 chain stores and restaurants in Shanghai’s two airports and Disneyland on Wednesday vowed to keep prices on par with those in their other outlets in the city, following pressure from Shanghai’s price regulator. The Shanghai Development and Reform Commission said that it had received a great deal of consumer complaints that dining […]

FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

The issue arises from the dual-pricing mechanism used by most unit trusts, whereby the product will quote the price at which it will issue units and the price at which it will cancel them. The difference between the two is meant to capture any sales charge – less of an issue post-RDR – plus the […]

How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

Recently, there has been buzz surrounding two salons in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago for their pricing system. Counter to the traditional method of charging clients for men’s or women’s cuts, Barbara & Barbara and Logan Parlor salons price based on hair length, with a mission of creating an inclusive environment for clients. “From a social […]

The Future of Shopping Is More Discrimination | The Atlantic

The Future of Shopping Is More Discrimination | The Atlantic

Two years ago, at a retail-marketing conference called “The Internet of Things: Shopping,” a consultant took the stage and predicted that by 2028, half of Americans will have implants that communicate with retailers as they walk down stores’ aisles and inspect various items. By 2054, he added, this would be true of nearly all Americans. […]

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 […]

Ola, Uber strike: Surge pricing returns, passengers pay extra for app-based cab rides | Hindustan Times

Ola, Uber strike: Surge pricing returns, passengers pay extra for app-based cab rides | Hindustan Times

Ola and Uber drivers have pulled their cabs off the roads in Delhi-NCR demanding that their companies reinstate bonuses that they had doled out in the initial days, reduce their hiked commission rates, limit the number of cabs registered on the app and shorten working hours, among other issues. With the agitators having threatened to […]

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

The Inequities of Water Pricing | PPIC Blog

California’s residential water pricing is highly variable, with some of the state’s poorest communities paying many times more for water than neighboring towns and cities. We talked to JR DeShazo—director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network—about his work to document the inequities […]

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce | European Commission

The three investigations opened today by the Commission aim to tackle the specific issues of retail price restrictions, discrimination on the basis of location and geo-blocking. The preliminary results of the Commission’s competition sector inquiry on e-commerce show that the use of these restrictions is widespread throughout the EU. Under certain circumstances, these practices may […]

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

Valve is being investigated by the European Commission over ‘suspected anti-competitive practices’ | PC Gamer

The European Commission has today opened three investigations into practices where it believes companies are trying to prevent customers from benefiting from cross-border purchases. Alongside consumer electronics and hotel accommodation, videogames are being looked into—the commission is specifically investigating whether or not companies are “breaking EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by […]

Massive Price Hike for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote | Scientific American

Massive Price Hike for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote | Scientific American

Federal and state governments have spent millions of dollars equipping police officers and other first responders with naloxone. In communities particularly hard-hit by drug overdoses, places such as schools, libraries and coffee shops are keeping the antidote on hand. Physicians are prescribing it to patients who are taking prescription painkillers in an effort to make […]