Tag: Price Pressures

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. […]

PepsiCo earnings: Can Pepsi keep raising prices to offset weak demand? | MarketWatch

PepsiCo earnings: Can Pepsi keep raising prices to offset weak demand? | MarketWatch

The big question for PepsiCo Inc. investors will be how long, and by how much, the beverage and snack giant can boost revenue by raising prices to offset declining volume. Pepsi PEP, +0.70% is scheduled to report second-quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday. Investors can assume the company will beat profit-per-share expectations, as […]

How The June U.S. Jobs Report Impacted Gold Prices | Nasdaq.com

How The June U.S. Jobs Report Impacted Gold Prices | Nasdaq.com

The Labor Department reported job gains totaling 222,000 for the month of June, a figure which was much higher than expected. The favorable jobs report strengthened expectations of the Federal Reserve staying on course for another 25 basis point rate hike in 2017, translating into more pressure on gold prices . Gold is largely seen […]

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Kroger’s analytics and personalized pricing keep it a step ahead of its competitors | Food Dive

Coupled with price-cutting initiatives, Kroger’s focus on personalized pricing through e-coupons and mobile app offers — Best Customer Bonuses and Free Friday Downloads among others — helps keep it price-competitive against Walmart and a host of value retailers like dollar stores as well as Aldi and Lidl. The personalized deals also strongly resonate with shoppers […]

Factors That May Propel Coach (COH) to Achieve New Highs | Zacks.com

Factors That May Propel Coach (COH) to Achieve New Highs | Zacks.com

Catalysts As one of the leading American marketers of fine accessories and gifts, Coach boasts a proven strategy of investing in stores to enhance sales output through product innovation, a compelling pricing strategy, new merchandise assortments and a cost-effective global sourcing model. We believe that these strategies will help drive comparable-store sales and operating margins […]

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

Supreme Court restricts patent holder’s bounds | Albuquerque Journal

A century ago, the corporate predecessor to Columbia Records sold its patented, cylinder-spinning Graphophones to a dealer with the condition that the dealer would retail them at a fixed price. When the dealer offered the machines at a discount, the corporation sued. But it didn’t sue for the broken contract (which was then illegal under […]

Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says | LA Times

Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says | LA Times

In a bid to promote its deals to consumers, Amazon.com Inc. started displaying current discounts compared to their historic price tags — a strategy that it calls the “was” price. The “was” price was introduced as the e-commerce giant faced legal challenges and mounting criticism for allegedly exaggerating discounts through its previous pricing strategy, which […]

Oil prices will remain flat for foreseeable future, Deloitte forecasts | CBC News

Oil prices will remain flat for foreseeable future, Deloitte forecasts | CBC News

Higher production in the U.S. and Canada has largely offset cuts made by OPEC, meaning oil prices won’t increase significantly anytime soon, according to the latest forecast from Deloitte released Wednesday. The report says cuts to production by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) removed about 1.8 million barrels of oil a day from […]