July 31, 2013

Promotions were up across the front-end over the first half of 2013 as compared with the corresponding year-ago period, and digital coupons have continued to sustain double-digit growth as more marketers adopt a digital strategy and more retailers employ an omnichannel loyalty program to attract and retain customers.

July 30, 2013

A newly remodeled Giant Food Stores location includes an expanded selection of gluten-free items and digital kiosks for finding savings and placing orders.

July 25, 2013

Pretty in my Pocket, a mobile social beauty shopping and sharing platform, has partnered with Sparkfly, a mobile point-of-sale redemption technology platform, to launch, deliver and track closed loop, in-store mobile promotions. Signing on as the first brand partner to test the technology at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout New York City is beauty giant L’Oréal Paris.

July 25, 2013

Results of the survey indicate that 68% of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school shopping season compared with 63% in 2012 and 48% in 2011. Additionally, 17% of respondents plan to spend between $500 and $1,000, and 15% of shoppers said they have no back-to-school shopping budget this year.

July 22, 2013

Sears is offering electronic coupons for back-to-school shopping that it's calling the first of their kind.

July 17, 2013

Retailer promotion activity continued to grow with a 21.6% increase to more than 11.3 billion pages in the first half of 2013, with Walmart leading in retailer activity followed by Walgreens, Target and Family Dollar, reported Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

July 11, 2013

Target announced the Bullseye University Digital Experience, which features popular YouTube personalities in a life-size "dorm" and allows people to buy items from the "dorm" between Monday and next Thursday, and enter contests to win college gear.

July 10, 2013

CVS/pharmacy and private sector benefits program Veterans Advantage have announced a new in-store savings program for Veterans Advantage's VetRewards Card members, honoring military and veteran families with savings on thousands of CVS/pharmacy brand products at CVS/pharmacy stores.

June 21, 2013

RetailMeNot.com, a U.S. digital coupon website, announced the results of a mobile commerce survey reviewing consumers' current mobile commerce behaviors. The results were presented at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on June 7.

June 12, 2013

Inmar on Wednesday announced Weis Markets has expanded its membership in the Inmar Promotion Network with the activation of a new digital coupon program, which adds paperless coupons to Weis' marketing portfolio.

June 4, 2013

The maker of a line of 3-D kiosks is installing them at 200 Rite Aid stores in New York and Los Angeles after the completion of a 10-store pilot program last year.

June 3, 2013

Cosmetic Promotions has announced the addition of a new college program for those manufacturers interested in targeting the teen market.

June 3, 2013

Integration of social and mobile media, as well as shipping options and flexible returns, can drive brand loyalty as consumers seek out more choices and convenience when shopping online, according to a new study.

May 14, 2013

According to a recent poll that will appear in the June 2013 issue of ShopSmart, 56% of women do not take advantage of coupons and discount codes when it comes to purchasing makeup, skin care items and other beauty products.

May 13, 2013

Perrigo on Monday announced it has kicked off a broad industry marketing and communications campaign to raise awareness for, and consumer confidence in, generic over-the-counter store-brand medications.

May 10, 2013

Target is beta testing a new app that allows users to save on items and share deals on Facebook.

May 9, 2013

Success in the mass market can be an uphill battle for some niche brands as retailers trim selection, bolster private-label offerings and pass on smaller brands they perceive as higher risk. However, retailers also are increasingly looking to distinguish themselves from the competition, whether it is through exclusive offerings, customization or in-store services.

April 30, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy recently took "extreme couponing" to a new level, not to save money for customers, but to collect items for charity.

April 30, 2013

Even decades of social change haven't changed one thing: women's continued dominance of the retail marketplace, according to a new study.

April 24, 2013

Notice of nearby savings could bring smartphone owners into stores, according to a new survey.

April 21, 2013

Programs incentivizing health care won't be effective if they're not intuitive and easy to use. That's why Medagate's MasterCard Dual Value Health Card, which enables employers and health plans to combine a member/employee healthcare funding purse with a restricted-spend purse for targeted items and incentives, is so important.

April 15, 2013

If any proof was needed of the importance of omnichannel, it can be seen in a new survey of U.S. consumers.

April 5, 2013

Digital coupon service SavingStar and employee benefits provider Edenred have started a joint venture to promote healthy eating among corporate employees, the companies said Friday.

April 3, 2013

More than half of Americans shop and spend money to improve their moods, according to a new survey.