Nike plans to raise prices further this year to help relieve some of its margin pressures. The company did not disclose how much it will increase prices but said the hikes would be larger than those put in place during the past year. As a result of these price hikes and a seemingly endless appetite for its products, the company expects its gross margin declines to narrow over the balance of the year..
Workers feel left behind. Labor market is hot. Unemployment is at 3.8%, a level it’s hit only once since the 1960s, and many industries report deep labor shortages. Customers Will Continue Buying Private Food LabelsA whopping 88 percent of shoppers globally said they intend to keep buying private label even after the economy improves, suggesting that store brand quality has reached parity with brand names and delivers on consumer expectations, according to Nielsen. Countries with the most value conscious consumers when it comes to private label include Austria and Germany, registering a better than 95 percent intent to continue purchasing private label. On the other hand, shoppers from just four countries have no intention to buy private label in the future the Ukraine (31%), Pakistan (28%), the United Arab Emirates (27%) and Venezuela (27%)..
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1, these borrowers will also need to qualify at a rate two percentage points higher than their offered rate, a move which could lower mortgage creation by as much as 15 per cent, Canada bank regulator has said.Roughly 90 per cent of new mortgages in Toronto and Vancouver this year are now uninsuredEarlier changes have already had a dramatic effect. Uninsured mortgages made up about three quarters of new loans at federally regulated banks this year, up from two thirds in 2014, according to the Bank of Canada. Roughly 90 per cent of new mortgages in Toronto and Vancouver this year are now uninsured, in part because government insurance is forbidden on homes priced over $1 million and prices have risen, the bank said.Initial BiteOn the one hand, taxpayer risk has dropped as insured mortgage origination fell 17 per cent in the second quarter compared with a year earlier, the bank said in its semi annual financial system review.