Footwear Pricing Strategy: Who Will “Just Do It”?

Footwear Pricing Strategy: Nike Store Displays the Just Do It Slogan On Footwear Aisle End

Part 1: Will Footwear Brands Raise Prices In 2022?  Many footwear brands have signaled intent to raise prices in 2022, and a select few have reported already doing so in 2021. But what does this tell us about footwear pricing strategy moves in 2022? For now, a survey of earnings reports and retail pricing on […]

Grocery Prices Inflation: Cub Foods – A Poor Value? 

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Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Cub Foods is priced 60%+ higher than key competitors Many people may be noticing higher grocery bills from their average store trips over the last year, and chalk it up to inflation. True, inflation plays a role. But it turns out that where you shop matters […]

Hope Is Not A Strategy: Drug Prices Impact On Medicare & Taxpayers

Introduction Lately, my LinkedIn feed has been persistently featuring this Alzheimer’s Association post. It calls for everyone to protest the draft decision by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to limit coverage for the Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, hoping for an ultimate reversal. Nearly all of us, me included, have loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Even […]

Uber-Charged: The DOJ, Uber’s “Wait Time Fee”, and Some Pricing Common Sense

Legitimate Pricing Strategy, Poor Execution?  The Department of Justice has sued Uber for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. The lawsuit alleges that Uber “violates the ADA by failing to reasonably modify its wait time fee policy for passengers who, because of disability, need more […]

Pruning Customers to Increase Profitability In A Supply-Constrained Environment

Many companies operate on the assumption that any customer providing “some” additional contribution margin is a good customer. Surely having it is better than the alternative, they reason. This week, FedEx disagreed. It didn’t just let go 1,400 customers, but made it public. It put both customers and competitors on notice that severe supply constraints […]