Tag: Price Gouging

Spanish hegemony in organic greenhouse vegetables | Fresh Plaza

Spanish hegemony in organic greenhouse vegetables | Fresh Plaza

“Price-wise, growing is much more efficient in Spain,” Job mentions. “When push comes to shove, price is of overriding importance more often than the country of origin for large retailers, except for local organic shops.” Job emphasises that, as long as the quality of the Spanish product isn’t inferior to the Dutch, Spain will quickly […]

Texas AG files first 3 price gouging lawsuits | KDFW

Texas AG files first 3 price gouging lawsuits | KDFW

According to a release from attorney general’s office, state law prohibits businesses from charging exorbitant amounts during a declared disaster. The Bains Brothers, who own Texaco-branded gas station in Arlington, Carrollton and Richardson, were accused of charging the higher price even while displaying signs with prices in the $3-$4 range. Additional lawsuits were filed against […]

Why Businesses Should Lower Prices During Natural Disasters | Harvard Business Review

Why Businesses Should Lower Prices During Natural Disasters | Harvard Business Review

It’s a longstanding debate that’s reemerged during Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: During a time of crisis, should merchants raise or maintain prices when demand increases for essential products such as water, gas, and bread? Now, due to the influence of social media, a new alternative is emerging: Why not lower prices during these critical times? Economists usually […]

Lilly Plans Cuts as Pricing Pressure Drives New-Drug Push | Bloomberg Quint

Lilly Plans Cuts as Pricing Pressure Drives New-Drug Push | Bloomberg Quint

(Bloomberg) — Eli Lilly & Co. plans to cut 8.5 percent of its workforce in a bid to free up resources to fund new drugs, amid acute pricing pressure for some of its biggest products. The Indianapolis company said some of the 3,500 job cuts will come from early retirements, with about 2,000 positions set […]

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

Amazon Faces Angry Twitter Mob Over $100 Water | Euronews

An Amazon representative told NBC News in a statement that the company does not “engage in surge pricing and product prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location.” “We are actively monitoring our website and removing offers on bottled water that substantially exceed the recent average sales price. Prices have not widely fluctuated in […]

Hurricane Irma Has Sent Airline Ticket Prices Skyrocketing | TheStreet

Hurricane Irma Has Sent Airline Ticket Prices Skyrocketing | TheStreet

United Airlines (UAL – Get Report) was showing prices on more than $6,000 for a flight from Miami to Denver, according to the Telegraph. The airline, however, said the price was quoted in error, citing a computer glitch. “United did not change how we priced our seats for flights out of Florida, and we will […]

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

Amazon Water Case Prices Spike Ahead Of Hurricane Irma | Crime Time

In a statement, the company denounced surge pricing. “We do not engage in [it],” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “Amazon prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location. Prices on bottled water from Amazon, and third-party sellers that are doing their own fulfillment to customers, have not widely fluctuated in the last month.” That […]

Editorial: California needs prescription drug transparency | The Mercury News

Editorial: California needs prescription drug transparency | The Mercury News

Drug makers argue that the bill is a first step toward price controls that will decimate their research and development work. Pharmaceutical companies certainly deserve a reasonable return on their substantial investments in research and development. But if they reveal a pricing strategy that seems justified, it could have the opposite effect, relieving the pressure […]

Truveris Secures $25 Million in New Funding to Help Reduce Cost and Improve Access to Prescription Medications | Digital Journal

Truveris Secures $25 Million in New Funding to Help Reduce Cost and Improve Access to Prescription Medications | Digital Journal

“Truveris’ data-driven platform enables employers to create a more symmetrical buying process for prescription drug coverage by demystifying pricing strategies in PBM contracts and driving more transparent competition,” said Tom Rodgers, SVP & Managing Director at McKesson Ventures. “It also helps Biopharma make smarter decisions about where and how it subsidizes patient assistance programs. The […]

Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma | CBS News

Amazon faces complaints of price gouging ahead of Irma | CBS News

Amazon said it doesn’t engage in surge pricing, and denied that bottled water prices have changed recently. “We do not engage in surge pricing,” the spokeswoman said in a statement. “Amazon prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location. Prices on bottled water from Amazon, and third-party sellers that are doing their own fulfillment […]