Tag: Price Increases

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

MoviePass’s useful financial horror show – See it before it leaves theatres | Economist

EVEN by the standards of Hollywood, it sounds an unlikely pitch—an app that offers almost unlimited access to cinemas for $10 a month. The service, called MoviePass, pays cinemas full price for nearly every ticket that filmgoers use. By design, it loses more money the more people use it. The ending seems to be predictable. […]

California shows Trump a thing or two about cutting drug costs | thepharmaletter

California shows Trump a thing or two about cutting drug costs | thepharmaletter

Apparently as a result of the law coming into effect, Switzerland’s Novartis (NOVN: VX) and Roche (ROG: SIX), as well as Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD) and Novo Nordisk (NOV: N), have either cancelled or reduced planned price increases for over 10 different products. … Lawyers for the industry said the proposal would dictate national healthcare […]

MoviePass will let you see Imax movies with subscription by Labor Day | Business Insider

MoviePass will let you see Imax movies with subscription by Labor Day | Business Insider

It’s sure to be a welcome sight for subscribers living in major markets like New York or Los Angeles. In New York City, seeing a movie in Imax or Real 3D ranges from $20 to $24 a ticket, so MoviePass subscribers, who generally pay $10 a month, would be saving money even with an added […]

McDonald’s Says Goodbye Cashiers, Hello Kiosks | Forbes

McDonald’s Says Goodbye Cashiers, Hello Kiosks | Forbes

My concern about this is personal. Without my opportunity to start as a grill man, I would have never ended up running one of largest fast food chains in the world. I started working at McDonald’s making the minimum wage of 85 cents an hour. I worked hard and earned a promotion to restaurant manager […]

Why putting drug prices in ads is a bad idea | STAT

Why putting drug prices in ads is a bad idea | STAT

When the Trump administration released its blueprint for lowering drug prices a couple months ago, it floated a trial balloon: What if we required manufacturers to include drug prices in direct-to-consumer advertising? It’s unclear if the intent of doing that is to make prices more transparent to consumers, to “shame” manufacturers into lowering prices, to […]

Caving to pressure, Pfizer delays price hikes | BenefitsPRO

Caving to pressure, Pfizer delays price hikes | BenefitsPRO

Pfizer Inc. agreed to delay implementation of planned price increases for certain drugs a day after President Donald Trump launched an attack on the company, saying it should be “ashamed” of the move. Trump said on Tuesday evening that the New York-based company would be “rolling back price hikes” after he spoke with its chief […]

As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too | Computerworld

As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too | Computerworld

The processing power of high-end gaming cards made them ideal for cryptocurrency mining rigs and they were in hot demand when Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital token prices leaped to unprecedented heights in late 2017 and early 2018. That trend now appears to be reversing; add-in board (AIB) prices appear to be declining and supplies […]

Drugmakers Cancel Price Hikes After California Law Takes Effect | Bloomberg

Drugmakers Cancel Price Hikes After California Law Takes Effect | Bloomberg

A handful of the world’s biggest drugmakers are canceling or reducing planned price increases in the U.S., following a new California drug pricing transparency law and continued political pressure over pharmaceutical costs. The California law, which began to take effect earlier this year, requires drugmakers to give insurers, governments and drug purchasers advance notice of […]

Hitting its prime: why brands like Amazon chase the subscription model | The Drum

Hitting its prime: why brands like Amazon chase the subscription model | The Drum

Price Control: If the dynamics of the business change, with a subscription model, you can immediately shift your prices from the next billing for the entire user base. You can also. Improved Cash Flow: You are getting some cash every month, rather than tons of money every two years when launching a new product and […]

4 Strategies for Sellers to Win Amazon Prime Day 2018 | multichannelmerchant.com

4 Strategies for Sellers to Win Amazon Prime Day 2018 | multichannelmerchant.com

Ultimately, the biggest Prime Day challenge for sellers is to determine the perfect harmony of product listings, pricing, inventory, and advertising spend, leading up to, during, and after the official holiday. Sellers cannot think about Prime Day as a singular sales day, but rather as an entire month of strategic customer acquisition. Lead-up activities — […]