Tag: Price Pressures

Factors Setting the Tone for SeaWorld (SEAS) in Q1 Earnings | Zacks.com

Factors Setting the Tone for SeaWorld (SEAS) in Q1 Earnings | Zacks.com

Historically, the first and fourth quarters of each year are seasonally weak for SeaWorld. The company’s top line is expected to decline sequentially but is poised to witness year-over-year growth. Meanwhile, SeaWorld is increasingly focusing on its marketing strategy to highlight brand attributes and new additions. All of these are expected to boost attendance in […]

GoPro sells more cameras on ad push, driving revenue beat | CNBC

GoPro sells more cameras on ad push, driving revenue beat | CNBC

“Our recent increase in marketing is beginning to have a positive impact on sell-through,” Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Nicholas Woodman said on the call. The company kept a tight leash on costs even as it pushed harder on advertising. Total operating expenses fell nearly 24 percent to $119.7 million. GoPro had said in January […]

Forrester Analyst: Retailers Are Still Catching Up To Customer Expectations | Retail TouchPoints

Forrester Analyst: Retailers Are Still Catching Up To Customer Expectations | Retail TouchPoints

3. Omnichannel Fulfillment Witcher said that 14% of U.S. shoppers use in-store pickup when it’s available. When consumers have both in front of them, a higher percentage will use BOPIS over e-Commerce, according to Witcher. “This is the new customer journey,” said Witcher. “BOPIS is as important as e-Commerce today and it will just become […]

Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay | SlashGear

Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay | SlashGear

With critics-silencing sales numbers appearing today, it’s unlikely Apple’s going to backtrack on any pricing or triple-phone release schedules any time soon. The iPhone X played a big part in Apple absolutely dominating smartphone profits worldwide in the last three months of 2017. “We’re very bullish on Apple’s future. We have the best pipeline of […]

Lessons From a Solar Bidding Platform: Higher Quality Beats Lowest Price | Greentech Media

Lessons From a Solar Bidding Platform: Higher Quality Beats Lowest Price | Greentech Media

Some solar installers have voiced concerns about a “race to the bottom” since we started inviting them to sell through our Solar Marketplace in 2013. Their reasoning sounds something like this: If consumers have easy access to multiple competing bids with transparent pricing, installers will be forced to undercut their competitors’ prices in order to […]

Movie Ticket Prices Rise Close To 4% In Q1 Of 2018 | Deadline

Movie Ticket Prices Rise Close To 4% In Q1 Of 2018 | Deadline

Versus the final quarter of 2017, Q1 2018’s average price is down two cents, but it’s running ahead of the 2017 average of $8.97. Typically when we see a surge in pricing it’s largely attributed to the volume of moviegoers and their appetite for shelling out premium pricing for event titles (i.e. Imax, premium large […]

Saudis big push against OPEC, Russia to raise oil prices could lead to worldwide energy market crisis | Lima Charlie News

Saudis big push against OPEC, Russia to raise oil prices could lead to worldwide energy market crisis | Lima Charlie News

“Producers need to send signals that the agreement should continue,” said Jonathan Goldberg, chief investor in the hedge fund BBL Commodities. The agreement that OPEC and Russia now have sets out to reduce industrial countries’ oil stocks to a five-year average, which would prolong the viability of existing oil wells as well as control the […]

Analysts say market is panicking ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday | 9to5Mac

Analysts say market is panicking ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday | 9to5Mac

Apple is due to report its fiscal Q2 2018 (calendar Q1) earnings on Tuesday, and analysts are nervous – both about what the company might report for the quarter, and what it may project for the current one. Recent falls in the share price were the result of Wall Street entering ‘full panic mode’ according […]

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Paul Thrupp, Cycling 2000 Not at this stage, but long-term our pricing and trading agreements with suppliers, as well as availability, may change where we source product. Richard Sault, Salt Dog Cycling As more of a bike accessories shop, not really. Looking around the trade shows and talking within the industry I think, bike-wise at […]

Transparency in advertising is simple – just ask for it | MarketingTech

Transparency in advertising is simple – just ask for it | MarketingTech

Pinning transparency to the wall The mistake that many people make is to try and understand transparency as a singular, tangible ‘thing’. The truth is, it can refer to a whole host of practices and behaviours. For many brands, the original impetus behind their pursuit of transparency came from a desire to identify where and […]