Tag: pricing pressures

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Prices of PC Components Skyrocket Due to Bitcoin Mining The cryptocurrency mining boom is taking the blame for the inflationary prices in the PC hardware industry. The exponential demand for processing power and memory needed to mine crypto hashes for cryptocurrency is not being followed by similar growth in industrial capacity to supply those items. […]

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Procter & Gamble The last thing the slow growth, activist target P&G ( PG – Get Report)  needs is inflation. Yet, that’s what it’s dealing with at the moment. Said P&G Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller on P&G’s recent call: “Commodity prices have continued to move higher as the year has progressed approaching a $350 […]

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

Customers of the five top internet TV providers has more than doubled, from 2 million in 2016 to nearly 4.6 million at the end of 2017. The research doesn’t include people who never signed up for cable in the first place, younger viewers known as “cord-nevers” rather than “cord-cutters.” From a high of 88 percent […]

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

The decoy effect describes what happens when, while choosing between two items, a third item is introduced that causes you to switch your preference between the first two items. A few weeks ago, I was at a clothing store trying to decide between two shirts. I liked the way one shirt fit, but I liked […]

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Experts may say it’s a budget aimed at the upcoming elections, but upwardly mobile urban consumers will have to pay more for almost everything they covet— from cranberry juice and iPhones to sunglasses and lipsticks —due to higher customs duty. Not just the long list of items on which finance minister Arun Jaitley […]

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have soared in value over the past year, thanks to continued interest from a range of investors. As the price of these cryptocurrencies has increased, graphics cards have also seen big price increases thanks to retail stock shortages. A range of mid- or high-end graphics cards […]

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 […]

Dignity to take “decisive action” on funeral pricing strategy | Insider Media Ltd

Dignity to take “decisive action” on funeral pricing strategy | Insider Media Ltd

Sutton Coldfield-based funeral director Dignity is to take “decisive action on its funeral pricing strategy”, but said this would mean its 2018 results would be “substantially below” the market’s current expectations. The company, which is the UK’s only listed provider of funeral related services, said that it has taken the move to “address the continuing […]

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 […]

Red Robin Makes Nationwide Announcement On All 570 Locations — Direct Result of Failed Liberal Policies | Your Daily Breifing

Red Robin Makes Nationwide Announcement On All 570 Locations — Direct Result of Failed Liberal Policies | Your Daily Breifing

On Monday, the national restaurant chain Red Robin announced it would eliminate busboys at all of its 570 restaurants, as the company expects it will save $8 million in 2018 by doing so. Red Robin’s chief financial officer Guy Constant told attendees at the ICR retail conference, “We need to do that to address the […]