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In a frequently cited paper in the industrial organization literature, Shepard examines the extent to which gasoline stations can price discriminate by offering both self- and full-service gasoline rather than offering only a single service choice. Given the idiosyncratic nature of the data used in Shepard's original study and the recommendations of the author, this issue is re-examined using a larger and richer data set with a more typical smaller proportion of full-service-only stations. Using a panel of station-level data from the Los Angeles retail gasoline market from 1992-1995, Shepard's original findings are ...
(to sell)) exists when a specific individual or an enterprise has sufficient control over a particular product or service to determine significantly the terms on which other individuals shall have access to it. (This is in contrast to a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control over a market to purchase a good or service. And contrasted with oligopoly where a few entities exert considerable influence over an industry) Monopolies are thus characterised by a lack of economic competition for the good or service that they provide and a lack of viable substitute goods . The verb "monopolise" refers to the ...
YUE SHANG XI LOU'S Blog » Blog Archive » Retailing in a Nutshell
Retailing consists of the sale of goods or merchandise from a fixed location, such as a department store or kiosk, or by post, in small or individual lots for direct consumption by the purchaser. Retail establishments are often called shops or stores. Retailers are at the end of the supply chain. Retail comes from the French word retailer which refers to “cutting off, clip and divide” in terms of tailoring (1365). Retail companies spend nearly $20 billion on energy each year A 10 percent reduction in energy costs for the average full-line discount retailer can boost net profit margins by as much as 1. Retail is one ... market research, surveys and trends
Perhaps no industry in the history of America commerce has been hit so hard by so many setbacks at once as the airline industry. In a period of less than two years, airlines suffered from terrorist attacks, a recession and slowly recovering economy, the war with Iraq, and the outbreak of SARS all of which squashed flight plans by the increased security measures at airports created long lines at ticketing and boarding counters, discouraging many would be travelers from flying. Fewer passengers meant empty planes, fewer flights, and decreased revenues. Yet airlines weren't going to lure passengers back by raising prices ... market research, surveys and trends


MRA (2006) reports that the Malaysian retail industry, which is worth about RM50 billion, has been experiencing a roller coaster ride in terms ..... Percent. Under 20 ..... (2004) Price discrimination in retailing. International Journal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Marketing U.S. Organic Foods: Recent Trends From Farms to Consumers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its .... retail sales of organic foods up to $21.1 billion in 2008 from $3.6 ..... The retailing of organic products in 2008 bears little resemblance to retailing .... between 2004 and 2007 is the decline in the percent of sales going to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Clarifying the Chucky chop shop issue: what should the US government do?
All fair comments - except the last one.  Firstly, my politics have always been left-of-center - I am merely a global realist and believe in intelligent, informed debate on these tough issues.  Secondly, it never ceases to amaze me how polarized people in the US are when it comes to politics.  You're either Democrat or Republican - there's now common ground on anything.  And thirdly, I'm not American anyway, so it's a moot point. The other major point that needs to be made, is that this policy does nothing to create American jobs - it's merely political grandstanding from the protectionist lobby.  As we ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Home / Auto News / News article: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Retailing For $430000
’s SLS AMG now has a full-blown race version available to order for those who have almost half a million dollars burning a hole in their pocket. The SLS GT3 will be prepared for GT3 class racing where it will go up against some tough competition like Aston Martin, Porsche and Audi. The car, which was developed by AMG and HWA, Mercedes’ go-to tuning shops, will be delivered in February of 2011, giving teams ample time to do pre-season testing. Unfortunately, engine output hasn’t been announced as the FIA is still deciding on the maximum output for the AMG V8 engine. Gallery:  Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 [Source: ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Our goal in this paper was to investigate the role of online infomediaries in market segmentation and price discrimination in the auto-retailing context. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Gas Price Monitoring - Price Gouging vs. Price Volatility
Price gouging is difficult to define, but many people believe that they know it when they see it at the gasoline pump. Volatility in gasoline prices (e.g. up ten cents one day and down three cents two days later) coupled with an overall upward trend in crude oil prices can put consumers and government agencies on the alert for signs of price gouging. To avoid interference in the proper functioning of the market however, care must be exercised in sorting out opportunistic price gouging from normal (i.e. legal) price volatility. Prices in any commodity may fluctuate dramatically for reasons unrelated to anti-competitive activity. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Wholesale Price Discrimination and Regulation: Implications for ...
theory suggests that wholesale price discrimination, like retail price .... To examine wholesale price discrimination and its effect on retail prices, ...
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What is price descrimination? - Yahoo! Answers
Price discrimination is the practice of one retailer, wholesaler, or manufacturer charging different prices for the same items to different customer. This is a widespread practice that does not necessarily imply negative discrimination. Early forms of price discrimination certainly existed in Jim Crow law states, where a black consumer might very likely pay more for the same quantity and items than a white consumer would. In general, this type of price discrimination is very rare today. Try reading the links below Ok so if I remember well, I learnt that earlier in the semester in econ, it's when there is a monopoly ...
Google Answers: History of protests against chain stores in the ...
I'm looking for information on early community and legal protests against chain stores in the United States. I've heard that in the 1900s - 1930s in California, especially, there were legal cases and community actions to try to stop chain stores from opening and putting locally owned businesses out of business. But I've been unable to locate any of the specific history. I'm not sure that the term "chain store" would have been used then, but the basic issue is corporate, formulaic, non-locally owned businesses vs. locally owned businesses. Stories of what happened in specific communities ...