July 30, 2012

In 2006, Time magazine added a twist to its annual “Person of the Year” cover story, replacing the usual picture of some prominent individual with a picture of a glossy computer screen to show that social networking had made “you” the person of the year. Now, the idea that it’s all about “you” has percolated into retail. 


July 26, 2012

SymphonyIRI has unveiled a new report that takes an up-close look at beauty pricing dynamics and how savvy marketers can take advantage of an opportunity to provide consumers with meaningful mid-tier product options.

April 12, 2012

TIBCO Software on Thursday announced that Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy will be leveraging loyalty management solutions from TIBCO Loyalty Lab as part of a loyalty card program.

March 16, 2012

While consumers will continue to define value based on price, other key trends — including new product development, technology, store layouts and shopping patterns — will drive the market in 2012, according to SymphonyIRI research.

December 1, 2011

Kroger posted its 32nd consecutive same-store sales gains as the grocer continues to grab market share due to a combination of a customer service initiative and value pricing.

November 28, 2011

Getting a product noticed by a retail buyer or a paying customer in today’s environment is difficult to say the least. Unless you are a Fortune 100 company or you are lucky enough to have a mega-media budget, just getting an appointment with a retail buyer can be difficult.

October 14, 2011

Rite Aid's customer loyalty card program has received recognition from a trade organization that focuses on marketing practices that use technology, Rite Aid said Friday.

August 5, 2011

Consumers heading to the grocery store this summer can garner more than 35% in savings if they buy store brands, according to a pricing study conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

July 26, 2011

Financial services firm Credit Suisse tabulated total basket increases of 2.7% year over year and 1% month over month for retail.

July 25, 2011


Since its nationwide launch in April 2010, Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty card program rapidly has proven itself to be a phenomenal boost to the chain’s business as the first-ever loyalty program designed to enhance customers’ savings and well-being together.


July 11, 2011

The penny-pinching consumers of the recession have become penny-clamping consumers, and dollar stores are starting to feel the effects, according to published reports.

June 7, 2011

Through a partnership with Incentive Targeting and HaloEffect, Big Y Foods will become the first grocery retailer to offer Groupon deals digitally loaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards, the companies announced.

June 1, 2011

Midwestern retailer Roundy’s Supermarkets has partnered with Grandville Printing to digitally print weekly in-store shelf tags and price signs, Roundy’s said Wednesday.

April 25, 2011

CVS/pharmacy has expanded its highly successful ExtraCare loyalty program with the launch in January of the first-ever beauty club program for the retail pharmacy channel. The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Beauty Club provides ExtraCare cardholders, who register their cards, with additional rewards on beauty purchases and other beauty-specific benefits. 


April 13, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Tuesday expanded the discounts earned through its Fuelperks! program beginning April 13 by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on bonus Fuelperks! rewards items.

March 17, 2011

A report released Tuesday by payment system provider ACI Worldwide found that many retail loyalty programs leave consumers feeling underappreciated, and many consumers are enrolled in a program they don’t completely understand.

February 23, 2011

The Promotion Optimization Institute will be hosting its Trade Promotion Optimization Summit here from March 13 to 15. It’s a three-day educational seminar for both supplier and retail executives responsible for pricing, trade marketing, sales and operations planning, merchandising and promotions.

February 8, 2011

With many businesses implementing customers reward programs to drive sales, it seems that the ones that promise everyday value and rewards fare better than their counterparts, according to new research.

January 6, 2011

Looking to optimize pricing and promotions, Fred's on Wednesday announced that it will implement KSS Retail's PriceStrat solution in its more than 670 stores and 300 pharmacies throughout 15 states.

September 6, 2010

LifeNexus recently introduced its personal health card, a dual-purpose payment/loyalty card that comes equipped with...

May 16, 2010

If you ask Tom Ryan, it’s more about the offer and the outcomes than it...

March 28, 2010

Spartan Stores is rolling out a program designed to help customers save money on staple...

March 14, 2010

It’s getting cheaper to generate, receive and process electronic prescriptions. E-prescribing network provider Surescripts made...

January 11, 2010

The current economy appears to be tempering tomorrow’s shopper as a more value-oriented shopper, Craig...