Content about Rational pricing

June 20, 2011

Food inflation is top of mind with retailers these days and more specifically the ability to preserve margins by raising prices to offset the higher prices suppliers are charging. This ability to pass through price increases is dominating discussions in a food universe where it has become common to hear retailers use the word “rational” when describing the pricing climate.

Food inflation is top of mind with retailers these days and more specifically the ability to preserve margins by raising prices to offset the higher prices suppliers are charging. This ability to pass through price increases is dominating discussions in a food universe where it has become common to hear retailers use the word “rational” when describing the pricing climate.

January 31, 2011

A monthly pricing survey conducted by Credit Suisse in December shows that Walmart remains the lowest price on a basket of 60 products across two major markets, Target is closer than ever and is actually less expensive for those who take advantage of the 5% Rewards program.

A monthly pricing survey conducted by Credit Suisse in December shows that Walmart remains the lowest price on a basket of 60 products across two major markets, Target is closer than ever and is actually less expensive for those who take advantage of the 5% Rewards program.

January 28, 2011

A monthly pricing survey conducted by Credit Suisse in December shows that while Walmart remains the lowest price on a basket of 60 products across two major markets the gap continues to narrow and is now at the lowest level in three years.

This is seen as an encouraging sign by those in the financial community who interpret the data as evidence of a rational pricing environment, even though from a shoppers perspective there exists less of a clear distinction between Walmart every day low prices and those of its competitors.

A monthly pricing survey conducted by Credit Suisse in December shows that while Walmart remains the lowest price on a basket of 60 products across two major markets the gap continues to narrow and is now at the lowest level in three years.

This is seen as an encouraging sign by those in the financial community who interpret the data as evidence of a rational pricing environment, even though from a shoppers perspective there exists less of a clear distinction between Walmart every day low prices and those of its competitors.