Tag: Price sensitivity

A hipster’s nightmare as avocado prices surge | The Daily Advertiser

A hipster’s nightmare as avocado prices surge | The Daily Advertiser

IT’S enough to make a millennial cry. Prices are soaring as demand for avocados has outweighed supply over the last month, causing a national shortage. In one of Wagga’s big supermarket chains Hass avocados are being sold for $4 each, and in capital cities prices have risen to almost $8 each. SUPPLY AND DEMAND: The high […]

Wal-Mart Sharpens Online Edge, Join Forces With Rakuten | Zacks.com

Wal-Mart Sharpens Online Edge, Join Forces With Rakuten | Zacks.com

With the objective of capitalizing on the booming online shopping, Rakuten and Seiyu GK, a subsidiary of Walmart have reached a new agreement to launch “Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper”, a new online grocery delivery service in Japan. The service is likely to be launched in the latter half of 2018. Through the partnership both the companies […]

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 […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What do you stand to lose as Amazon’s retail competition crumbles? Purchasing power. When competition is eliminated, so too are incentives to keep prices low as a market disrupter. By destroying its competitors, Amazon is also extinguishing any repercussion traditionally associated with price increases — that is, a customer choosing a competitor instead of Amazon. […]

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

Consumers Beware: Amazon Monopoly Will Price Gouge | IBD

What ails the retail industry is no secret: Amazon. In 2016, Amazon sold six times as much online as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s and Costco. Combined. In 2017, it accounted for nearly 50% of all online sales. Imagine where Amazon will stand in 2018 and beyond. But while the e-commerce giant’s threat to retailers and […]

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

Amazon raises seller fees in apparel and accessories | Retail Dive

The fee hikes also demonstrate the conundrum for Amazon’s Marketplace sellers, who gravitate to the e-commerce giant for its extensive research, robust search and sticky Prime customers, but who also face competition from Amazon itself and the whims of the company’s seller policies. Those whims have led some sellers to turn elsewhere, notably Walmart, which […]

The minuscule system of pricing | Down To Earth

The minuscule system of pricing | Down To Earth

THE AGRICULTURE market cannot be explained by the simple principle of supply and demand. Rather, it is a devilish interplay of many vested interests that turn a blind eye to farmers’ concerns. There are more dubious players in the ubiquitous mandis or agriculture markets across India than in any other commodity markets. Both local political […]

Food inflation helps UK grocers to deliver record Christmas sales but caution remains over general merchandise| proactiveinvestors

Food inflation helps UK grocers to deliver record Christmas sales but caution remains over general merchandise| proactiveinvestors

Morrisons takes top spot WM Morrisons PLC (LON:MRW) was next up and it reported a 2.8% rise in sales in the 10 weeks to 7 January on the back of efforts to improve customer service and offer competitive prices. That pricing strategy will almost certainly have hurt margins, as the company said the price of […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Pricing 2018 | Strategic Pricing Solutions

New Year’s Resolutions for Pricing 2018 | Strategic Pricing Solutions

I resolve to: Set prices according to the value we bring to customers, not according to my costs. Use the rich data I have in my transactions and CRM interactions to better understand my customers’ needs, how they react to prices and offers, how their prices compare to similar customers and situations, the reasons we […]

Getting to know the best stock in today’s market: The Kroger Co. (KR) | News Journal

Getting to know the best stock in today’s market: The Kroger Co. (KR) | News Journal

Amid the all-time high stocks in today’s market is The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) that had a market cap of 23.69B. The company’s P/E was valued at 15.99 as it measures its current share price to its per-share earnings. At present, (NYSE:KR)’s price is rolling at $26.41. A price change of 0.72% indicates a strong asset […]