Tag: Price Pressures

Amid debate over EU consumer price regulation, Visegrad Group staying the course | News Europe

Amid debate over EU consumer price regulation, Visegrad Group staying the course | News Europe

Consequently, the EC’s position on retail price regulation (along with capacity markets) calling o the Member States to limit and eventually abolish them altogether should not come as a surprise. The core argument is that regulated prices tend to be artificially low, reducing the scope of market competition and consumer switching, and dissuading private investment. […]

Dynamic pricing has come to Philadelphia’s museums: here’s what it means | philly.com

Dynamic pricing has come to Philadelphia’s museums: here’s what it means | philly.com

Tickets to get into the Barnes Foundation gallery on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are pricey, $25 for adults. But a few days ago, a reader called and asked when the Barnes had raised its price to $30. Good question. Welcome to exhibition-oriented dynamic pricing: Museum prices rise and fall depending on what there is to […]

New leak might’ve revealed Galaxy S9 pricing and release details | BGR

New leak might’ve revealed Galaxy S9 pricing and release details | BGR

Even if it looks and feels a lot like the Galaxy S8, the cheapest Galaxy S9 will not sell for the same price. ETNews has it on good authority that the Galaxy S9 will retail for between 950,000 to 999,000 won in Korea — that’s $895 to $935. The starting price for the Galaxy S8 […]

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

The shift is already evident: 49 percent of all shoppers bought a packaged good online within the last three months. That includes 61 percent of millennials and 44 percent of baby boomers. It also includes 54 percent of affluent households and 40 percent of low-income households. Grocery stores, cognizant of the price transparency the web […]

Price Hikes Slow for Mobile DRAM | ESPNews

Price Hikes Slow for Mobile DRAM | ESPNews

Lower than expected demand for smartphones is putting the brakes on price increases for mobile DRAM in the first quarter of 2018 but it may not last. Contract prices for mobile DRAM are forecast to rise by only three percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce. However, a rollout […]

Interview: Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino | Billboard

Interview: Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino | Billboard

We talked a lot in the last year, especially at Billboard, about slow ticketing and competitive pricing. Are we approaching a cap on what customers can be charged? We’re in a transition now. That 10 a.m. onsale and instant sellout is like a drug, even if the reality is it was a high percentage of […]

Grainger Closed 98 Branches In 2017 While Volume Powered Sales & Profits Growth | Industrial Distribution

Grainger Closed 98 Branches In 2017 While Volume Powered Sales & Profits Growth | Industrial Distribution

MRO products distribution giant Grainger — No. 2 on Industrial Distribution’s Big 50 List — reported its 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results on Wednesday, which showed considerable gains in sales and profits compared to a year earlier while the company continued to slash its branch count. Grainger’s strategic pricing initiatives that accelerated […]

Apple to keep premium iPhone X pricing in 2018, Face ID is 2 years ahead of competition | phoneArena

Apple to keep premium iPhone X pricing in 2018, Face ID is 2 years ahead of competition | phoneArena

The iPhone X is a ‘strategic success’ for Apple as the device has established a new premium price point for phones and is two years ahead of the competition with its 3D sensing camera technology, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a person with extensive knowledge of the Apple supply chain. “We believe the iPhone X […]

Netflix adds a record 8 million subscribers | CNN tech

Netflix adds a record 8 million subscribers | CNN tech

The company’s stock popped over 8% in after hours trading Monday following the earnings report. If those gains hold, Netflix would open Tuesday at a new all-time high and top a $100 billion market cap for the first time. Shares of Netflix soared more than 50% in 2017, and have continued to rise in the […]

Apple, Inc. Might Walk Back This Key iPhone Strategy | Madison.com

Apple, Inc. Might Walk Back This Key iPhone Strategy | Madison.com

For years, a key pillar of Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone pricing strategy has been to sequentially cascade models down to successively lower price points each year following the release of new models. This has been crucial for a number of reasons. Doing so allowed Apple to address lower and more affordable price points, bolstering unit […]