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Webinar: Successful Price Increases using Market Insights | PriceBeam

Webinar: Successful Price Increases using Market Insights | PriceBeam

Digitalization is everywhere of course. But whereas some industries are 100% digital from birth, others are still transforming from traditional consumer or industrial products to more of a digital service industry. Regardless of where your industry and company is on the digitalization path, pricing practices are severely impacted. Digitalization means increased transparency, more information,  as well […]

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 241% of What Medicare Would Pay | RAND

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 241% of What Medicare Would Pay | RAND

An examination of U.S. hospital prices covering 25 states shows that in 2017, the prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients averaged 241% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Some states (Kentucky, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania) had average relative […]

Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

Uber, Lyft account for two-thirds of traffic increase in SF over six years, study shows | San Francisco Chronicle

A similar study that the Transportation Authority published last year looked more broadly at swelling traffic from 2010 to 2016, and found that transportation network companies comprised about half of it, with the other half stemming from job and population growth. Wednesday’s study narrowly measured the correlation between ride-hailing services and increased congestion. Uber and […]

Doughnut Chain Closes Stores With No Warning | KNSI

Doughnut Chain Closes Stores With No Warning | KNSI

In December 2017, seven Tim Hortons in the Twin Cities were sued by their parent company for not paying franchise fee payments. And in February, Tim-Minn, the franchise group that operates some Minnesota Tim Hortons, sued Tim Hortons for price gouging. The suit claims Tim Hortons made false and misleading statements, prompting Minn-Tim to invest […]

City considers flex pricing for some San Francisco tourist attractions [Video] | abc7 News

City considers flex pricing for some San Francisco tourist attractions [Video] | abc7 News

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department will be voting on flex pricing at four top tourist spots. Prices could go up by 50 percent during peak hours and drop by 25 percent when demand is low. Ask a tourist from Europe if they would pay extra to see an amazingly-wonderful San […]

What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men | HealthDay

What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men | HealthDay

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Facial moisturizers are a mainstay against the march of time, smoothing over wrinkles and keeping dry skin supple. But new research shows that women pay a much higher price for that anti-aging weapon than men do. In the study, dermatologists from Massachusetts General Hospital checked the prices for […]

Surge admission fees proposed for four San Francisco tourist attractions | The San Francisco Examiner

Surge admission fees proposed for four San Francisco tourist attractions | The San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Recreation and Parks officials want to switch to a flexible pricing model at four of The City’s major tourist attractions with admission fees increasing and decreasing depending on customer demand during certain times of the day or season. The proposal would amend The City’s park code to authorize flexible pricing at three Recreation […]

New research: Airbnb’s impact on peak-season hotel pricing | EurekAlert!

New research: Airbnb’s impact on peak-season hotel pricing | EurekAlert!

As hotels experience increased pressure from the growth of hosting sites such as Airbnb, new research from the Tepper School of Business proposes strategies for hotels to cope with the competition while suggesting that government regulation is limited in its ability to control industry disruption. Hui Li, Assistant Professor of Marketing, and Kannan Srinivasan, H.J. […]

Girl’s $143,000 bill for snakebite treatment reveals antivenin price gouging | Ars Technica

Girl’s $143,000 bill for snakebite treatment reveals antivenin price gouging | Ars Technica

Snakebites can be painful and scary. But they may seem like weak nips after the hospital’s billing department sinks their teeth in. Emergency treatment for a copperhead bite in a 9-year-old Indiana girl last summer cost a jaw-dropping $142,938, according to a report by Kaiser Health News. The bill includes $67,957 for four vials of […]

Who Needs to Attend MindShare 2019? | Zilliant

Who Needs to Attend MindShare 2019? | Zilliant

MindShare 2019, our annual user conference, will be here before you know it: May 14-16, to be exact. The roster is almost full, but registration is still open for last-minute signup. If you’re not yet registered but fit into one of the categories below, you’re required* to join us in beautiful downtown Austin! *Well, highly […]