Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered – The Pricing Conundrum

March 27, 2024

The February CPI report showed inflation rates continuing to accelerate.  Unless you recently hit the lottery and don’t care, we are all paying more for pretty much everything.  Customers and clients are getting wary of the constant price increases as businesses try and stay ahead of continually rising costs.  So, what’s a business owner supposed to do in this environment? From “shrinkflation” to “dynamic pricing”, companies are coming up with ways to pass along higher prices without calling it a price increase.  Below are some interesting articles to ponder:

Implementing price increases is fraught with risk and can hurt a company if they aren’t honest and straight with their customers.  However, I can’t blame them for coming up with innovative ways to pass along their higher costs.  Remember, a price increase helps a company at least maintain if not expand their margins.   However, on the flipside, I am also reminded of a saying – “Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered”.  Please keep that in mind when you are looking at increasing prices. 

Here are a few other items of interest:

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