- Some companies have been using disruptions to raise prices and increase margins, leading to the term 'greedflation'.
- Despite supply chain issues and global disruptions, corporate profits have surged.
- This has led to increased scrutiny from policymakers and the public.
- Profit margins have started to shrink, but calls for action against price gouging persist.
- Companies may face more fractious labour relations as workers demand a share of the profits.
Financial Times — World — Greedflation — Anne-Sylvaine Chassany — The Top Line — Us & Canadian Companies
‘Greedflation’: profit-boosting mark-ups attract an inevitable backlash
Companies using disruptions to raise prices and increase margins have led to a new term, 'greedflation'. Policymakers and the public are scrutinizing the trend, as profit margins are starting to shrink and calls for action persist.