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Press review: pricing

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Summary
• SUMMARY OF ARTICLES • QUESTIONS: 1. To what extent is the low cost policy successful?
1. Success of the low cost policy

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Risks of the low costpolicy

2. How does Ryanair’s pricing strategy attract their customers? 3. Can premium brands respond to cut-price rivals?
1. Why are premium brands in danger?

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Should premium brandsconfront low cost competitors in the price value segment of the market?

• What we’ve learnt…

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Summary of articles
Do budget airlines still offer the cheapest fares?
The Times, May 16th 2009
•• • • Hidden charges: Ryanair £5 to book online Booking Fees: Easyjet 2.5% transaction fee Extra charges: Aerlingus £15/bag (if booked at airport) Distance to destination: Ryanair, Glasgow Prestwick32miles from city centre

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Two-week family holiday to Málaga, Spain 3 bags, set of golf clubs, Sat Aug1st – Sat 15th Aug • British Airways (from Gatwick)
MOST EXPENSIVE

• EasyJet (fromGatwick)

▫ Cost with debit card: £1,166 ▫ Cost with credit card: £1,171

• Ryanair (from Stansted)

▫ Cost with debit card: £1,073 ▫ Cost with credit card: £1,098 ▫ Cost with debit card: £1,265 ▫ Costwith credit card: £1,265

CHEAPEST

Premium lines offer quality at a lower price.
www.marketingweek.co.uk*, 16th Dec 2010 • 49% of consumers buy premium own-brand • Price Vs. Packaging
▫ Price= influential, packaging = lack “cool factor”

• 53% ready meals, 50% meat, 49% cakes & biscuits • Tesco Finest – 65% • Sainsbury Taste the difference – 51% • Asda Extra Special Fastest growing –*By Michael Barnett

Market Leader

£1bn brand

17%

Why is the low cost policy successful?
• Lost price: Companies cut prices companies. E.g: Ryanair • High number of sales. • It is astrategy based on:
▫ Acceptable quality ▫ Functional stores

cheaper than other

Customers expectations

• Proof of its success: (in France)

▫ First hard discount store only in 1988 ▫ There...
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