Discount and Specialty Industry Updates
Off The Chain Off The Chain; Home Michaels is using a mobile-optimized site application and mobile coupons to drive in-store traffic. Michaels is rolling out the mobile initiatives in response to hearing consumers’ needs for easier, on-the-go tools that can be used in stores. August 23, 2011 at 9:49 am.
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Publix to Test New Digital Coupon Program
The register reads the uploaded coupons on the account that corresponds with the purchased products and automatically deducts the savings. The program could be especially beneficial to mobile users, working in real-time as they shop grocery aisles and get coupons using this program right from their handheld device.
Industry Updates: Discount and Specialty Stores – Aug 2015
Off The Chain Off The Chain; Home has rolled out a beacon test program in 50 stores across the U.S. Guests who opt in will receive location-based coupons, deals and product recommendations on their iPhones as they browse the aisles.
Get Your Beacon
And what if you could do all that was mentioned above AND receive a member’s only reward, order off the secret menu, or cash in coupons on your favorite food or drink, would you do it now? Luckily for you tech-savvy consumers, the restaurant industry is just getting started. Restaurants are now accommodating to consumers by offering mobile
Industry News: Discount and Specialty Stores
The iPhone application features new updates that include smart shopping lists with integrated access to manufacturers’ coupons and support for QR code scanning. Walmart’s first-ever iPad application delivers a rich experience that allows customers to browse, search and purchase their favorite items online, as well as the ability to browse
J.C. Penney Too Much Too Late; Creating Retailing
Recently Walmart has been sending manufacturers’ coupons directly to customers via email. Now, Walmart’s website features pages of printable coupons. Recently the site offered a variety of nearly 250 coupons. At the same time red-hot, growth retailer Dollar Tree began promoting the acceptance of manufacturers’ coupons at its stores.
A Letter of Admission and An Act Of Admonition From JC Penney
About a third of the card was a tear-off coupon boldly stating, $10 OFF and going on to clarify with the words, ‘your purchase of $50 or more’. The promotion was limited to the days between Tuesday, April 2 and Sunday April 7.
DATATRAC: Grocery, Supermarket & Convenience Stores
Off The Chain Off The Chain; Home My H-E-B app. Shoppers now can place orders for H-E-B Curbside pickup or Home Delivery, “clip” and redeem digital coupons, and browse stores and find products via an enhanced search function all in one app. December 19, …
Harris Teeter Testing Mobile Wallet Application
Harris Teeter Testing Mobile Wallet Application. As consumers are increasingly conducting more transactions on their mobile devices, grocery chain Harris Teeter is in the process of testing a mobile wallet application called HT Express Pay that allows customers to pay for groceries with a mobile device. The grocery chain currently offers
Chain Store Guide Through The Ages: 1940s
This year, Chain Store Guide celebrates its 80th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, we are hosting a monthly series of editorials called “Chain Store Guide Through The Ages”, starting with the 1930s. Each month we will take a look at a different decade and review what was happening in that time and how it effected the industries we now serve.
With Former Apple CEO in Charge, Everything is Fair and
The move is risky because shoppers who love to bargain hunt may be turned off by missing the thrill they get from finding that great deal. Macy’s cut back on coupons a few years ago, but soon after started seeing sales suffer and brought the coupons back. It may be difficult to change shoppers’ buying habits. The threat to others
The specifics seemed to throw the Penney’s legal team off balance. Then the news broke. Ron Johnson was immediately out and to be replaced by his predecessor, Myron E. Ullman III, who had been Penney‘s CEO for seven years until ousted in favor of Johnson who took over in late 2011.
Off the Respirator – Rite Aid Healthy Once Again
Off the Respirator – Rite Aid Healthy Once Again Store employees used iPads to look up product information, coupons, or enroll customers in benefit programs. According to the company, there are now 1,215 wellness stores within the Rite Aid store fleet of 4,600.
Company Snapshot: Why Ikea Is a Destination
The first 40 entrants on the third day coupons for a 15-piece meatball plate once a month for the next year. The enormity of the grand opening forced IKEA to work with local authorities to create a traffic plan which could efficiently handle the plethora of shoppers.
CSG Recession Busters 7
Under the Blake administration, the company almost immediately sold off all the pro dealer holdings the company had acquired through Nardelli’s leadership, at a considerable, though prudent loss. Because it is all private label, prices stay down and instead of having coupons; every day is a sale day.
Industry Transformers: Online Shopping
The widespread use of smartphones and tablets has become both a blessing and a curse for retailers. Consumers have become much savvier about shopping thanks to their mobile devices. Owners use their devices to make purchases, make payments or use coupons, to research products, or look up product availability.
Company Snapshot: Ulta Cosmetics
Its three key aspects revolve around the company being a one stop shop, focusing on its value proposition by continually having promotions, coupons, events, gifts, and a loyalty program with 13 million members, and sticking to its off mall location plan.
Emerging Technologies and the Year in Review
pay, it stores loyalty cards and coupons for easy accessibility and use when checking out. Although it’s years away from broad implementation, the growth so far has been quick. NFC chips will make their way into more mobile devises in 2012. Google has partnered with …
Top Retail and Foodservice Tech Trends for 2014
Engaging customers with thoughtful and relevant information is the key. Consumers have access to the internet virtually anywhere and use it for comparison shopping, coupons, sales, and reviews. Businesses must reach out to consumers in a variety of ways: email, text, social media, push notifications, etc. Big Data
Grocery, Supermarket, and Convenience Industry Updates
Walter Lagestee, Inc. is seeking growth opportunities throughout IL during the coming 18 months. Typical leases run 10 to 20 years. A vanilla shell is required. Preferred cotenants include T.J. Maxx. Preferred demographics include a population of 35,000 sq. ft. within 10 miles earning $65,000 to $75,000 as the average household income.
Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Tech – December
Off The Chain Off The Chain; Home contests and digital coupons, and new loyalty member perks available only via mobile. Walmart is planning to develop its own version of mobile payment services with Walmart Pay. The retail giant is looking to go head to head with leaders Apple, Samsung and Google in the mobile payment space. Walmart Pay is
Drug Store and HBC Chains Industry Updates
Walgreens named 25-year veteran Robyn Peters Group VP of managed market sales, where she will lead all sales and account management activities in the company’s employer, health systems, health plans, government and small and individual payer segments, along with client retention, expansion programs and sales operations for Walgreens. Peters will report to Jeff Berkowitz, …
Industry Update: Grocery, Supermarket & Convenience Stores
Personnel Updates Ahold USA announced that Tonya Herring has been appointed Senior VP Non-Perishable Merchandising. The company also announced that it will eliminate approximately 120 jobs in an internal restructuring effort at its offices in Carlisle, …
Technology News Update
ERJ Dining, LLC., which has signed a multi-year contract with Table Top Media, has completed the first phase of deployment of Ziosk touchscreen devices to its 30 Chili’s locations in St. Louis, Chicago and Central Illinois.TableTop Media is the creator of the Ziosk, a digital promotion and pay-at-the-table device for the casual dining restaurant market.
Industry Transformers: Social Media Trends
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), restaurants all over the world are “re-thinking coupons and deals by taking advantage of Facebook offers for in-restaurant redemption.” Facebook is an easy way to reach a wide range of consumers no …
J.C. Penney Selects Oracle
J.C. Penney recently made headlines again, this time in a more positive light when the company announced it was replacing its outdated technology infrastructure with an Oracle-based system, and, beginning this fall, would start to test the use of RFID tags on store merchandise. Other planned enhancements include the use of self-checkouts and mobile checkouts.
Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology
Apparel Lids Sports Group will be rolling out a new POS upgrade. The new Oracle Retail POS solution will simplify administration and the user experience for the 50+ different POS screen and receipt configurations at the retailer’s partner brands. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry
Industry News: Retail and Foodservice Technology
Supermarket and Convenience. Technology News: ExxonMobil Corp. launched a mobile payment application that works at 27 of its locations in the Nashville area.. Discount and Specialty. Technology News: Walmart continues to ramp up its mobile in-store Scan & Go program by giving users the option to clip coupons by tapping their smartphones and having the savings automatically applied …
Industry News: Retail and Foodservice Technology – April
The app will provide coupons and nutrition facts and allow payment values to be loaded onto a virtual card. Delhaize America has entered into a multi-year agreement for Revionics Life Cycle Price Optimization solutions. Darden Restaurants plans to launch online ordering this month at Olive Garden and complete the nationwide rollout by August.
Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology – May
Apparel. Century 21 Department Store will utilize Mi9 Retail to replace its current merchandising and analytics system to streamline its business operations.. The Children’s Place has selected Quantum Retail Technology’s Q Analytics for Size and Pack Optimization.. Nordstrom recently implemented curbside pickup at 20 stores including its flagship location in Seattle, WA.