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Pets at Home – Prioritising pricing | Hargreaves Lansdown

Pets at Home – Prioritising pricing | Hargreaves Lansdown

Another possible explanation is that customers are migrating to online retailers. In the big bad world of the internet, Pets is by no means a big fish and online competitors are much more dangerous than the independent stores the group has made light work of. May’s full year results showed this side of the market […]

J.Crew’s New Strategy: Slashing Prices | Racked

J.Crew’s New Strategy: Slashing Prices | Racked

Remember when J.Crew was trying to push $500 lace jogging pants, $800 skirts, and $1,900 sweaters? Those days are over. The company is slashing prices in an attempt to tackle slumping sales and counter waning customer interest. Its most recent catalogue explicitly alerts customers to its newly affordable prices. “The perfect dress, the perfect price,” […]

Lafarge may raise exports as pricing pressure continues | The Star Online

Lafarge may raise exports as pricing pressure continues | The Star Online

“In the near future, Japan is expected to slow down on their exports as they have the Tokyo Olympics coming up. Taiwan has a new tax imposed which makes their export costs higher. “With the rebalancing of demand and supply in the regional market, we think there is a possibility that our plant in Langkawi […]

Pricing pressure the new worry for Indian pharma | Business Standard News

Pricing pressure the new worry for Indian pharma | Business Standard News

The intense pricing pressure in the US market, reflected in the 26 per cent dip in March 2017 quarter net sales of Sun Pharma’s US subsidiary Taro Pharma, saw India’s largest pharma company lose nearly eight per cent in intra-day trade on Tuesday. The stock closed 4.3 per cent down at Rs 612.55. The price […]

Global Crude Prices Slip on Reports Trump Considering Sales from Strategic Petroleum Reserve | TheStreet

Global Crude Prices Slip on Reports Trump Considering Sales from Strategic Petroleum Reserve | TheStreet

WTI futures for July delivery, the new U.S. pricing benchmark, were marked 0.1% lower from their Monday close at $50.60 while Brent crude contracts for the same month were seen 0.05% lower at $53.38 per barrel. Any decision to sell SPR stocks can be made by the President under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, […]

Grainger (GWW) Hits 52-Week Low: What’s Dragging it Down? | Nasdaq.com

Grainger (GWW) Hits 52-Week Low: What’s Dragging it Down? | Nasdaq.com

What’s Hurting Grainger? Shares of Grainger have been falling and lost around 11.5% since it reported first-quarter 2017 results on Apr 18. Adjusted earnings per share declined 9% year over year, owing to the adverse effect of strategic pricing initiatives in the U.S. and also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Due to stronger-than-anticipated positive customer […]

Netflix increases prices in new test | The Independent

Netflix increases prices in new test | The Independent

Initial reports from The Australian and News.au claimed that the prices rise only applied to users looking to sign up to the service on weekends, but Netflix has denied this in a statement sent to the The Independent. “We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time,” said the company. […]

Banks are so angry because their pricing power is under attack | The Sydney Morning Herald

Banks are so angry because their pricing power is under attack | The Sydney Morning Herald

Pricing power is something shareholders crave. Smaller banks such as Bendigo Bank will get a lift from the tax. Photo: Brendan Esposito It refers to a firm’s ability to set prices for the goods and services in the market – to be a “price maker” – rather than to have them dictated by the forces of competition (being […]

OPEC unlikely to throw in the towel despite losing its pricing power – Commerzbank | Shipping Herald

OPEC unlikely to throw in the towel despite losing its pricing power – Commerzbank | Shipping Herald

OPEC’s limited impact on oil prices since securing a landmark deal to curb oversupply shows its dwindling influence in the energy market, according to the head of commodities research at Commerzbank. “The fairly short-lived effect of production cuts on oil prices shows that OPEC’s market impact via ‘supply control’ is very limited. We have been […]

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Public outcry over high prices for drugs and health care services has caught the attention of the people who decide those prices. But that doesn’t mean there will be any immediate action. A new survey from investment bank Lazard found that more than half (57%) of 300 U.S. and European health care executives and investors […]