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Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter | PR NewsWire

Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter | PR NewsWire

United States Sales for the U.S. segment were up 1 percent versus the 2016 second quarter. The increase was driven by a 5 percentage point increase from volume and 1 percentage point from intercompany sales, partially offset by a 4 percentage point decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from the timing of […]

Oil price recovers, but market is ‘on borrowed time’ | The Week UK

Oil price recovers, but market is ‘on borrowed time’ | The Week UK

Oil prices edged up today as traders recovered from anxiety about a surprise rise in US crude stockpiles. Morning trading in London saw Brent crude up 19 cents on its previous closing price at $49.03 a barrel. In New York, West Texas Intermediate was up 14 cents at $46.54. It followed yesterday’s announcement from the […]

After creating a monopoly in Thailand, will Eatigo’s ‘never pay full price’ model wow India?  | YourStory

After creating a monopoly in Thailand, will Eatigo’s ‘never pay full price’ model wow India?  | YourStory

It’s legit. The discounts on your restaurant bill are not a bait, and are definitely a permanent feature. Here’s the utterly interesting technique through which the Bangkok-headquartered platform pulls this off. When I heard Eatigo’s claims that one will never have to pay full price for meals at restaurants again, no strings attached, the quintessential Indian consumer in […]

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it | MarketWatch

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the subject of two investor calls Thursday that raised concerns that it is getting too big. In one case, hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass said government intervention could be imminent. “I am […]

Singapore start-up launches new online platform to compare electricity prices | The Straits Times

Singapore start-up launches new online platform to compare electricity prices | The Straits Times

Besides benefiting consumers, Electrify also aims to serve retailers by providing information that allows them to remain competitive. Currently, retailers operate in silos, and have little information about how their products and prices are benchmarked against others. A proprietary pricing software Fibonacci will allow retailers to enter the spreads they want to offer based on […]

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

Bipartisan Political Threat to Amazon May Be on the Horizon | The Street

As mentioned late yesterday, despite the enormous success of “Prime Day,” the continued expansion of product offerings and an all-time record stock price, Amazon.com Inc.  (AMZN) is likely to face its greatest existential threat from regulatory agencies and legislators in Washington, D.C., over the next year: “I am shorting Amazon today because I have learned […]

Sprint Corp Is a Deal for Customers, But S Stock Is a Dud | InvestorPlace

Sprint Corp Is a Deal for Customers, But S Stock Is a Dud | InvestorPlace

The company is offering a year of unlimited wireless service to new customers. Anyone with a competitor’s smart phone can get unlimited texting, calls, and data if they switch to Sprint. The pitch is aimed at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) customers but it’s likely to cause fallout across the whole sector. If stock prices are any guide, […]

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 […]

Facebook (FB) Trims Oculus Rift Price for the Second Time | Zacks.com

Facebook (FB) Trims Oculus Rift Price for the Second Time | Zacks.com

Facebook Inc. (FB – Free Report) has once again slashed the price of Oculus Rift but the offer is limited to the summer season. The Rift headset, along with a pair of Touch controllers, will be bundled for $399 for summer. In March, Facebook had first slashed the price of the headset to $499 from […]

Higher Prices, Healthier Snacks Drive PepsiCo Profit Beat | Reuters

Higher Prices, Healthier Snacks Drive PepsiCo Profit Beat | Reuters

(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc’s second-quarter profit topped estimates, as the company sold more higher-margin healthier foods such as baked chips and raised prices on its drinks in North America. Revenue from the company’s North American Frito-Lay business, under which it sells snacks such as Lay’s chips, rose 3 percent in the quarter ended June 17. […]