Latest Price discrimination Stories

2014-01-28 12:25:45

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:2020 Foresight: Relationship Pricing SynopsisThe report provides top-level market analysis, information and insights on relationship pricing strategies adopted by retail banks: -- It provides global snapshot of relationship pricing adopted by retail banks in developing and developed economies in the banking industry.-- It analyzes relationship pricing trends and key operational...

2010-09-22 13:00:55

Do you fancy watching a musical in London? Then, according to a research study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) if you want to save money you should buy your airlines long in advance, but postpone the purchase of your theater ticket until the last minute. Why do airline tickets become more expensive as the travel date approaches whereas theater tickets are sold at half price in Leicester Square on the day of the performance? In their recent article published in the Economic...

2009-06-22 06:58:35

When Apple decided in April to give record labels the option of setting different prices for their songs on iTunes, a number of companies leapt on the opportunity and raised the prices for popular tracks by 20% to 30%, accordintg to a Reuters report.  Every tune on Pink Floyd's classic rock masterpiece "Dark Side of the Moon," for example, was raised from 99 cents to $1.29. It goes without saying that no small number of music fans were fuming over the price hikes, while executives from...

2008-08-24 09:00:26

By SCOTT MCCARTNEY By Scott McCartney The Wall Street Journal Get ready for a wave of airline rules requiring you to stay at your destination a minimum number of days or over a Saturday night if you want the cheapest tickets. The move is an effort to force business travelers, who usually need the most flexibility and want to be home on weekends, to pay more. Airlines have increased restrictions on cheap fares by raising overnight requirements, bumping up what had commonly been only...

2008-07-21 12:00:55

From soup to nuts, these are difficult times for food manufacturers. Spikes in energy prices have pushed up the costs of plastic packaging and transportation, while unprecedented surges in corn and wheat prices have also taken a toll on profits. On the other side are cash-strapped consumers who are reining in spending or switching to cheaper private-label foods in an effort to stretch their paychecks. Having already teased out costs through greater automation, shrinking inventory, and...

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