On this site, various issues regarding pricing are discussed, both on various pricing posts as well as the following three pages:
One notable ongoing development has been increasing discounting and pricing pressures. The November 12, 2015 New York Times article, titled “Macy’s Sounds a Holiday Alarm, and Retailers Brace for Heavy Discounting.”
Two excerpts from the article:
The retailer of “Miracle on 34th Street” warned Wednesday that its stores were awash with merchandise after a sluggish fall season and that slow business would force it to go all-out on discounts during the holidays.
Aggressive discounting from one of the country’s biggest merchants is bad news for retailers this holiday sales season, which is shaping up to be highly discount-driven. It also raises questions about the strength of the economic recovery, and of consumer sentiment.
Additional details can be found in the New York Times article mentioned above.
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