November 19, 2012

RetailMeNot.com, the largest online coupon site in the U.S., has announced the launch of its newest iPhone Coupons app featuring location-specific coupons as well as expiring and new coupon notifications. These new features will allow consumers to find hundreds of deals at nearby malls this year making their holiday shopping that much easier.

November 13, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and National Grocers Association on Tuesday released guidelines designed to promote model practices in the “end-to-end” digital coupon process and reduce the incidence of coupon fraud.

October 29, 2012

Consumers plan to buy more gifts this year, according to a recent survey commissioned by USAA and released Monday.

October 26, 2012

Target is getting aggressive in a lot of ways. Canada. Big holiday plans. And now a plan to take a greater share of the ethnic beauty business.

October 12, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic recently hit a milestone as it served its one-millionth patient in August.

October 9, 2012

Slightly more than one-quarter of shoppers anticipate they will be financially better off a year from now, up from the 22% who held this view one year ago, SymphonyIRI Group reported Tuesday in its second annual EconoLink survey.

October 4, 2012

Target will roll out QR codes in stores in time for the holiday shopping season.

October 2, 2012

Survey results released Tuesday by online shopping site PriceGrabber found that 88% of shoppers plan to research their holiday gift purchases in advance to find the best deals.

September 21, 2012

Once again, mobile capabilities made headlines as a study by ComScore revealed that nearly 86 million Americans are now shopping on their smartphones. To put it another way: That’s 4-out-of-5 smartphone users.

September 21, 2012

Target customers who receive the retailer's mobile coupons now can access them on their iPhone or iPod Touch via Passbook.

September 18, 2012

While traditional circulars still have their place within retail — especially when it comes to reaching older shoppers — there’s no doubt that the tides are changing as loyalty cards take a greater share of the 
promotional spotlight. 


September 17, 2012

The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program, which boasts more than 70 million active members, now gives shoppers the ability to earn bigger rewards on most purchases during the peak fall and winter shopping season.

September 7, 2012

User engagement is critical to driving brand loyalty. Mobile gaming can offer a unique perspective on how consumer packaged goods firms can engage their consumers.

September 4, 2012

A survey released by coupon site RetailMeNot found that coupon use for back-to-school shopping surged this year, particularly for retailers selling books, school supplies and apparel.

August 29, 2012

Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

August 27, 2012

Mobeam and ProLogic are joining forces to enable the processing of digital coupons on mobile devices.

August 20, 2012

A new network allows customers to use tablets to participate in customer loyalty programs, according to published reports.

August 7, 2012

Nearly 80% of parents are spending up to $500 for back-to-school shopping, according to a survey by an online coupon site.

August 3, 2012

Kmart announced it is providing its customers with back-to-school offers.

July 25, 2012

Supervalu is making the mobile couponing application Yowza!! available to more than 1,900 independent stores that the company supplies as a wholesaler.

July 23, 2012

Back-to-school shoppers plan on stretching their dollar and taking advantage of retailer incentives to save, PriceGrabber said.

July 23, 2012

Rite Aid is gearing up for the back-to-school season as it again offers a dedicated value website that demonstrates the different ways customers can save at its stores.

July 17, 2012

Researchers at the University of Arkansas's business school are looking into the potential for criminals to exploit new retail technologies like mobile coupons and touchless payment, the university said Tuesday.

July 11, 2012

Social media is an important component of ongoing brand marketing, as well as any advertising campaign for a drug store retailer or brand. Integrated communications have the most impact because earned, owned and paid media reinforce and amplify the message. All channels feed off each other; the more frequently a potential customer sees or hears about a brand or retailer, particularly in more than one context or venue, the more likely she is to remember and purchase.