Tag: race to the bottom

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 […]

T-Mobile reveals NB-IoT pricing strategy challenging Verizon | TelecomLead

T-Mobile reveals NB-IoT pricing strategy challenging Verizon | TelecomLead

Mobile US announced its pricing strategy for narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) services challenging main rival Verizon. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile said its price for the narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) will be $6 per year – offering at one tenth the cost of Verizon’s Cat-M plans. T-Mobile is able to offer cost effective NB-IoT plan to enterprises and […]

Tax reform reaction: AT&T is giving bonuses to 200,000 employees | CNBC

Tax reform reaction: AT&T is giving bonuses to 200,000 employees | CNBC

AT&T told CNBC the bonuses announced on Wednesday are above and beyond any existing agreements, which means some workers would get two $1,000 allocations: One with a new contract, and one when the tax reform bill is signed. AT&T’s tax reform announcement comes a month after the Justice Department challenged AT&T’s pending merger with Time […]

Batman’s new villains: How T-Mobile CEO John Legere plans to foil the cable and satellite TV giants | GeekWire

Batman’s new villains: How T-Mobile CEO John Legere plans to foil the cable and satellite TV giants | GeekWire

Opportunity for disruption: It’s no coincidence that Legere is taking aim at cable’s practice of bundling TV, phone, Internet and other services for the best prices. One of T-Mobile’s first signature “Uncarrier” moves was essentially a pricing strategy, decoupling the cost of the phone from the monthly price of the wireless service. There are opportunities galore […]

Walmart Vs Target: Best ‘Black Friday’ 2017 Deals | Forbes

Walmart Vs Target: Best ‘Black Friday’ 2017 Deals | Forbes

Walmart’s Black Friday 2017 sales discounts are huge but Target TGT -1.09%’s Black Friday deals are almost as impressive. So with a huge list of savings between them covering iPhones, Galaxy smartphones, Xbox and PS4 consoles, premium and budget HDTVs, Google Home and even Amazon’s Kindle and Echo which retailer comes out on top? Let’s […]

J.C. Penney’s (JCP) Awful Year Comes at the Hands of Brutal Discounting | TheStreet

J.C. Penney’s (JCP) Awful Year Comes at the Hands of Brutal Discounting | TheStreet

Ellison, whose company’s stock is lower over 57% year-to-date, was confident in stating that this year’s holiday season is shaping up favorably for the retailer while noting beauty, home refresh, omnichannel, pricing strategy, and women’s apparel are instrumental in generating positive same-store-sales. Ellison also told the analysts that investors should primarily focus on the company’s […]

HP clears out Omen gaming laptops with 25% off coupon | Destructoid

HP clears out Omen gaming laptops with 25% off coupon | Destructoid

The prices on all three models are significantly better than what they were just two months ago in our last roundup of Omen computer deals. For those who recall or are tracking gaming laptop prices, each of the deals above are at least $150 more in pricing. The top-end model with a discount comes in […]

Pricing: No One Wins a Race to the Bottom | Dealer Marketing

Pricing: No One Wins a Race to the Bottom | Dealer Marketing

If the extent of your future marketing plan and strategy is to see how much money you can lose advertising both new and pre-owned vehicles below your net cost—hoping to make it all back on the trade and in the finance office—this article is just for you. It seems that with many dealerships, ever since […]

Just Say No To Verizon’s New Discriminatory Behavioral Advertising Program | Shear on Social Media Law & Tech

Just Say No To Verizon’s New Discriminatory Behavioral Advertising Program | Shear on Social Media Law & Tech

According to The Wall Street Journal, Verizon Communications has a new rewards program, Verizon Up, that provides credits that wireless subscribers can use for concert tickets, movie premieres and phone upgrades. While this may sound great at first glance its really a wolf in sheep’s clothing that consumers should avoid. If you don’t want to […]

Target to slash prices on thousands of items, sending shares tumbling | CNBC

Target to slash prices on thousands of items, sending shares tumbling | CNBC

The cuts will be on items including cereal, paper towels, baby formula, razors and bath tissue, Target said. And the news comes just days after Amazon started cutting prices at Whole Foods’ stores across America. Target shares were trading around 3 percent lower Friday afternoon on the announcement. “We want our guests to feel a […]