Tag: pricing pressure

Ghana-Ivory Coast in strategic pact to tackle falling cocoa prices | GhanaWeb

Ghana-Ivory Coast in strategic pact to tackle falling cocoa prices | GhanaWeb

Ghana and Ivory Coast have teamed up in a strategic alliance to tackle falling prices of cocoa on the World Market. This was revealed at the Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire Joint Commission in a statement read by the CEO of Cocobod Joseph Boahen Aidoo, MyNewsGh.com covered. “The essence of this continuous dialogue cannot be overemphasized considering the […]

Cotton prices to tumble in 2018-19, despite surge in Chinese imports | Agrimoney

Cotton prices to tumble in 2018-19, despite surge in Chinese imports | Agrimoney

Cotton prices will drop by some 12% next season, despite a surge in Chinese imports, and the prospect of 20% of the crop planted in the drought-hit US southern Plains being lost, US officials said. The US Department of Agriculture, unveiling its first full estimates for world cotton supply and demand in 2018-19, forecast that […]

Why it now costs more to wash your hair | Arizona’s Family

Why it now costs more to wash your hair | Arizona’s Family

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Razor, diaper and shampoo makers are waging a high-stakes battle over prices. Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark and Colgate-Palmolive’s business models are under pressure. An onslaught of new competitors have entered the market. Retail traffic continues to decline. And shoppers are more frequently going online to compare costs. The companies’ response? […]

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

Willy Wonka Strategy: World’s Top Cocoa Producers Strategize to Influence World Prices | Frontera

According to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), the industry has a global surplus of 371,000 tons of the agricultural commodity (DBA) this season. Ivory Coast alone is on track to produce a record 2 million tons of cocoa this year. According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, the decline in the price […]

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

Falling cocoa prices threaten child labor spike in Ghana, Ivory Coast | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A drop in global cocoa prices threatens to undermine efforts to stamp out child labor in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two biggest growers, as falling incomes could force farmers to send their children to work, charities said on Monday. More than two million children are estimated to work […]

Consumers won’t notice carbon tax in price of consumer goods, Notley says | CBC News

Consumers won’t notice carbon tax in price of consumer goods, Notley says | CBC News

While Albertans will feel the effects of the carbon levy at the gas pumps Jan. 1, the new tax may not drive up the prices of some consumer goods, Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday. Fielding questions from reporters during a year-end news conference, Notley was asked if Albertans will see the new carbon levy reflected […]

Politics of pricing | Port Strategy

Politics of pricing | Port Strategy

“We think only making a calculation based on vessel costs, including running costs and investments, to shape the shipping market is not reality,” he says. “The change has an impact on all the players of the industry. After 2008, the financial crisis affected the markets and demand could not forecast more than a quarter period. […]

Price wars | Port Strategy

Price wars | Port Strategy

Is it time for a radical rethink on container terminal pricing? McKinsey & Co seem to think so. Barry Parker reports In a chilly time of the year in the northern hemisphere, a lot of heat has been generated by McKinsey & Company’s article urging a rethink of pricing at container terminals. McKinsey’s How to […]

Maersk, MSC, 13 others offer to settle EU pricing probe: sources | Reuters

Maersk, MSC, 13 others offer to settle EU pricing probe: sources | Reuters

Leading shipping container groups Maersk, MSC and 13 other firms have offered to change their pricing practices to settle an EU antitrust probe and stave off any fines, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The case is being closely watched by other sectors such as supermarkets and chemical firms which use similar […]

Air cargo market sees ‘whopping’ yield decline | The Loadstar

Air cargo market sees ‘whopping’ yield decline | The Loadstar

Yields in the air cargo market fell by a “whopping” 15% year-on-year in 2015, according to the latest data by WorldACD. While the impact was mitigated by the falling cost of fuel, volumes increased by a mere 2% – even with the transpacific windfall at the start of the year. Growth slowed through the year: from […]