Tag: Retail

Brace For Surge In Pump Prices | OakdaleLeader

Brace For Surge In Pump Prices | OakdaleLeader

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.86/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

“We’re thrilled for Whole Foods Market to be part of the Prime experience,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a written statement. “Launching savings for Prime members is an amazing opportunity to bring our industry-leading quality standards and delicious food to more customers at a better price.” To use the program, customers […]

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

Uber under state investigation for surge pricing during storm emergency | The Boston Globe

At issue is a 2016 Massachusetts law meant to prevent the ride-hail firms from using surge pricing during major storms, catastrophes, and other officially declared states of emergency. But Uber — which does not deny raising prices during the storm — argues the language of the law does not actually ban surge pricing. The law […]

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber’s surge pricing has been a much-criticized part of the company’s business, but the company says it plays a critical role in making sure there are enough drivers for every rider. The additional rate kicks in when demand for rides outweighs the number of drivers who are available. If drivers see demand is spiking in […]

Going Green: Student’s lawn care business takes root in Ardmore | Ardmoreite

Going Green: Student’s lawn care business takes root in Ardmore | Ardmoreite

He said another factor in his businesses’ growth is his willingness to do jobs for, at times, pennies on the dollar. His pricing strategy is cutthroat, but that’s not to say he’s being taken advantage of. Green said that’s the first thing he says when he enters a job with a new client. “When I […]

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Higher input costs are pressuring U.S. companies to raise prices—a potential precursor to more consumer inflation—but shoppers are resisting their efforts to do so. Businesses are facing higher costs for everything from fuel and freight hauling to steel to accounting services. Input price increases have outstripped consumer price increases since late 2016, with some pipeline […]

Supermarket price war: Weekly shop set to be slashed as retail giants go head-to-head | Express

Supermarket price war: Weekly shop set to be slashed as retail giants go head-to-head | Express

A SUPERMARKET price war is to ignite in the UK following the £14billion merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s that would ease pressure on household budgets following a recent squeeze on finances. Last week, Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe – who was filmed singing ‘We’re in the money’ – pledged to slash prices on everyday items by […]

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

Pricing strategy While Amazon entered the Food & Groceries category four years ago, which it is betting on to make it the daily, weekly, monthly shopping site of choice for Indians who spend a substantial portion of their monthly income on food, groceries and other consumables, it will have to tweak its pricing strategy to […]

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes | The Brookhaven Courier

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes | The Brookhaven Courier

Thrifting is an example of one person’s trash being another person’s treasure. Thrifters have the opportunity to shop a variety of clothes at discounted prices. Racks are filled with rare fashion finds waiting to be worn. Thrifting is not a typical shopping experience, but it can lead to some unique finds if shoppers are willing […]

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Will you be able to afford UberAir’s flying car service? | Roadshow

Automation and scaling From there, Uber plans to continue to optimize. Much like how the introduction of UberPool allows commuters to dramatically reduce the price of a ride, Uber hopes to add ride-hailing optimization and smart trip planning to UberAir. Pooling riders, planning first- and last-mile trips to and from its skyport hubs with ground […]