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Japanese shocked by rising prices after decades of economic stagnation

Jun 20, 2022
Japan had struggled to even reach the central bank inflation target of 2%.
Japanese consumers have come to expect stable prices, making it difficult for stores to consider increasing them.
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For this Detroit restauranteur, business is still "day to day"

May 18, 2022
For Lester Gouvia, chef-owner of Norma G's Detroit, business in the pandemic economy has been a "rollercoaster."
"We do have some good days, we do still have some bad days," says Lester Gouvia, chef-owner of Norma G's Detroit, a Caribbean restaurant.
Courtesy Lester Gouvia

Inflation eases, but uneasy consumers expect more price hikes

May 11, 2022
Will worries about higher costs down the road lead to curtailed spending?
Inflation is slowing slightly, but economic anxiety is ramping up.
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What does 20% inflation feel like in Turkey?

Dec 21, 2021
A package of eggs recently jumped 60% in a week at one grocery store. Many economists fault the Erdoğan government's policies.
Turkey's economic woes are driving many young people to look abroad for opportunity, which could lead to a damaging brain drain.
BBC/Stephen Ryan

To avoid price hikes, businesses are finding other ways to protect their margins

Nov 17, 2021
Some are cutting hours and reducing inventory. Others are purchasing more to get better deals from suppliers.
Some stores are stocking fewer items or reducing their hours to deal with rising costs. Other businesses are creating new purchasing, storage or delivery strategies.
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Be honest? Conceal it? Companies confront how to raise prices.

Nov 15, 2021
Rising input costs do not seem to be hurting every business' bottom line.
From major companies to the corner deli, businesses are wrestling with how best to communicate cost increases to customers.
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How do retailers decide when to raise prices?

Aug 3, 2021
The price of many products, supplies and raw materials has been rising. Retailers must figure out when to pass those costs along to customers.
A shopper checks her receipt in a mall in April 2021.
Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

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