As stated in extract 1, it tells us that the goods we import are not made in the UK and so makes it impossible to replace the imports, therefore meaning that we still have to import goods, despite the high prices due to the low exchange rate of sterling. This is partnered with the fact that some suppliers (shown in extract 1) have agreed long term supply contract with cheaper overseas suppliers before the depreciation of the sterling and so they are now paying high prices. This may mean that these suppliers may have to increase the prices of these goods, therefore leading to cost push inflation due to trying to maintain a decent profit margin in the hope the demand for the good does not drop dramatically. However, it is stated that there still may be a large price differential with countries such as China and India, even after sterling's depreciation. On the other hand however, as stated in extract 1, line 8, volume of good imported has also increased by 16% and inflation has continued well above target.
If the price of both black and white and colour televisions falls, consumers buy more of each of them. Yet if consumers’ incomes rise, they buy fewer black and white televisions and more colour televisions. Show why these differences arise between these two types of goods. The ‘law of demand’ states that as the price of a good increases, demand for the same good falls , resulting in a downward sloping demand curve. This indicates an inverse relationship between price and quantity demanded as long as all other factors remain constant.
In addition, there will be the opportunity cost of not having cash available for more useful requirements i.e. supplier discounts, interest income. Therefore, Willow Company needs to hold optimum levels of inventory and increase its sales in order to improve its inventory turnover and cash
Therefore, if when a consumer enters a store and sees similarly priced products, one imported and one made domestically, they can choose a US made product without feeling as if they are overpaying for the same product. Many American consumers would like to purchase American products but if American products are considerably priced higher than imports, it will make it a difficult decision. Since the protective tariffs would even the playing field for the consumer, it would be a beneficial implementation. 2. Point #2: Tariffs protect American jobs and wages.
Lowering taxes can also leave money in citizen’s pockets but it also takes away from the amount of money the government is able to use to stimulate the economy by spending. When the government increases spending it forces the demand to go up, if taxes were lowered citizens will still have the choice to spend
The less expansion, the less inflation. However, if the economy is slowing down, interest rates will decrease. This allows banks and businesses to borrow more cheaply, which results in them being able to higher more workers and produce more goods. The monitoring of inflation is very important in the US. Inflation has many negative affects.
Competitors likely would not want to risk losing current sales by adding features which would raise their prices. Threat from Buyers – Because Company G is able to sell the Little Wonder at the current market price , if not lower, the threat from buyers is
As known that Costco is focusing on high quality of merchandises at relatively low prices, they have one condition in order to purchase merchandises at low prices, which is number of purchases. For example, to have one product that is cheaper than competitors they have to purchase more from original manufacturers. Therefore, Costco realized that they have to keep the sales volume to be high so they are still able to maintain this advantage. Because of this, they try to keep their slogan in customer minds that Costco has lower prices and they try to same membership money. However, there is a problem that Costco has to deal with is that their profits mostly from its membership fees instead its net income.
Therefore, the main challenge Innocent might face is to trying to increase the demand. To increase the demand they might have to lower the price of the goods. This means that they need to provide cheaper price so that customers can afford. Innocent also need to create or develop new products to add extra value. They might go to talk with customers to observe what products they buy and how much they pay for it.
Moreover, the goods from the outsourcings may not be as efficient as the goods that are made within the country. The consumers would choose the goods through the brand names or the prices; however, sometimes the consumers would choose goods by where they are made. Therefore, it is very significant to know where the goods are manufactured because it will increase the satisfaction of consumers since they are very demanding on the quality of goods. In addition, as the consumption of the goods decrease, the companies will earn less revenue that decreases the investment that they will spend for outsourcings. Thus, consumer demand has a big impact on outsourcings since people do not want to spend money on the outsourcings’ goods which make the companies earn less profits; on the other hand, the outcome will reduce the spending on