Tag: Price War

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Whole Foods had a high-priced reputation before retailing giant Amazon stepped in. Why hasn’t that changed? Even with the discounts offered to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, the cost of a $400-plus broad basket of items purchased at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market only yields $1.50 in savings over prices one year ago, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors […]

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Is a taxi or Uber driver more likely to rip you off on the way to the airport? | MarketWatch

Uber drivers are not completely exempt from allegations that they’ve ripped off their passengers, however. The study found the drivers often seek out routes that are subject to surge pricing, Uber’s practice of increasing fares when there is high demand. They also occasionally tell the app that they’ve started a ride before a rider gets […]

The End Of The Oil Price Rally | OilPrice.com

The End Of The Oil Price Rally | OilPrice.com

Oil prices slipped this week as unexpected builds in gasoline inventories due to a drop in demand with driving season coming to an end. … Oil prices are set for their largest weekly loss since July, due to fears of emerging market contagion and some bearish data from the EIA. Mixed EIA report, oil prices […]

Oil should be at $52 per barrel says Emirates Tim Clark | CNBC

Oil should be at $52 per barrel says Emirates Tim Clark | CNBC

Airline fuel is overpriced, and the underlying cost of oil should sit around $52 per barrel, Tim Clark, President of Emirates told CNBC Friday. “I am one of these people that says it is hugely overpriced. If you are at $77 or $83 dollars (per barrel) it should be at $52. That’s where it needs […]

Energy price cap could be a muddle that satisfies no one | The Guardian

Energy price cap could be a muddle that satisfies no one | The Guardian

Let’s be generous to the Ofgem chief, Dermot Nolan. He’s produced a respectable fudge, as he was told to. Parliament gave him the tricky job of setting an energy price cap at a level that prevents “rip-off” pricing but still encourages customers to switch suppliers, goals that pull in opposite directions. A figure of £1,136 […]

Fare revision hasn’t helped us, say cabbies, commuters | Times of India

Fare revision hasn’t helped us, say cabbies, commuters | Times of India

BENGALURU: It’s been nearly nine months since the transport department revised cab fares, fixing minimum and maximum charges. However, it seems the revision has benefited neither taxi drivers nor users. In fact, the average per km cab fare in the city — which earlier varied between Rs 10 and Rs 20 — has now touched […]

New Argus price to bring transparency to growing US crude export markets | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

New Argus price to bring transparency to growing US crude export markets | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The US export market has needed an independent source of pricing to value light sweet crude exports,” Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said. “The new Argus WTI fob Houston price provides that solution for the oil trading community.” The new price will introduce transparency to the export market for light sweet crude. […]

Petrol, diesel hit new high | The Hans India

Petrol, diesel hit new high | The Hans India

New Delhi/Amaravati/Hyderabad: Prices of petrol and diesel, already at unprecedented levels in the country, rose for the ninth consecutive day on Monday. In the national capital, petrol was sold at Rs 79.15 per litre, up from Rs 78.84 on Sunday. In Vijayawada too, there has been a steep increase in the prices of diesel and […]

How the Germans are winning the supermarket war | Switzer

How the Germans are winning the supermarket war | Switzer

There has been a resetting in consumer’s attitudes post the global financial crisis (GFC). Prior to the GFC, shopping at ALDI might have been slightly frowned upon but shopping at ALDI can now mean you’re a frugal, savvy and switched on shopper. The hard-discounters, retailers with a limited product range, low prices and a convenient […]

Here’s How J.Crew Is Going to Win You Back | GQ

Here’s How J.Crew Is Going to Win You Back | GQ

Out of all the Fashion Week shows, J.Crew’s was always the most laid-back. No runway for models to stomp down, or celebrity appearances to froth over. Instead, the brand used “real people,” dressing employees and friends in the new collection and scattering them around spaces where other brands held runway shows. Still, even that was […]