Content about Pricing

June 18, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for June 15, 2012

June 11, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for June 8, 2012

May 29, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for May 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

In a victory for foreign-based manufacturers, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that LG Electronics and its affiliates were not guilty of “dumping” certain refrigerator models on the U.S. market. The 5-0 vote ended a year-old investigation initiated by Whirlpool, which claimed that bottom-mount refrigerators made in Mexico and Korea were sold in the United States at below market value.

April 23, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for April 20, 2012

April 2, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for March 30, 2012

March 23, 2012

An article about a U.S. Commerce Department ruling that some imported bottom-mount refrigerators were sold at prices unfair to American competitors led to several letters.

“There is no way that free enterprise businesses can compete and win against companies being underwritten by their countries.

“There is a core group of Americans who are being ignored in this NEW GLOBAL FREE TRADE economy. Not everyone can go to college or be trained for high tech jobs.

March 5, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for March 2, 2012

January 12, 2012

Toronto-based Canadian Tire Corp. has implemented a Vendor Management program from Soft Solutions, a provider of global intelligent retail systems.

The deployment of the ibs Referential Vendor Management solution started with ibs pricing and ibs promotions, followed by the deployment of the full version of ibs referential for retail organizations and product management (PIM, MDM).

December 7, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 2, 2011

November 4, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 4, 2011

September 9, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 9, 2011

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

September 8, 2011

Just-below pricing, or 99-cent endings, is a common marketing tool used to attract customers looking to get the best bang for their buck. But a Rutgers-Camden professor and pricing expert said that, in some cases, a penny saved doesn’t always translate into a penny earned for retailers.

August 28, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Aug. 26, 2011

August 22, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Aug. 19, 2011

August 8, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Aug. 5, 2011

July 22, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for July 22, 2011

July 18, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for July 15, 2011

July 5, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for July 1, 2011

June 30, 2011

Bartlett’s Lumber & Hardware had been a successful lumber and hardware store, serving the Texas Panhandle for nearly 75 years, but, until recently, its pricing decisions were mostly guesswork.


During a long economic downturn and encroaching big-box competition, VP Terrill Bartlett knew that “guessing” didn’t cut it anymore when talking about the bottom line. 


June 30, 2011

We’re going to start this in reverse, conclusion first. Value engineering hurts the dealer, the builder, the manufacturer and the industry. A little dramatic? I hope you’ll excuse me. After all, it’s Monday morning, and we have customers queued up asking how we can cut the price of their project. So we give them coffee, try to calm them down and explain that we won’t let them cut anything, for their sake, and really they should be adding.

June 8, 2011

A practical session designed to helped retailers make the most of their floor space taught Do it Best dealers several truisms about consumer habits. For instance, odd price points -- such as $3.43 -- create the perception that every possible penny has been slashed from the price; and most people walk to the right side of the store first. 

June 7, 2011

Las Vegas — The retail panel discussion started with customer service and advanced to strategic planning. From there, it detoured at automatic doors — apparently still a novelty in rural Texas — and finished with a somewhat optimistic economic forecast. 


May 2, 2011

John Price said a fairly typical customer in his Price Hardware True Value store used to stop in for a PVC elbow or similar pipe fitting and be gone in about 10 minutes. Today, that customer is apt to grab a shopping cart, stroll through the aisles and purchase several items.