Albertsons LLC raises funds for Salvation Army Disaster Relief
BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons LLC has announced that it is making a $56,000 donation to the Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in the South and Midwest, following the series of spring tornadoes that impacted the area.
The campaign, which began on April 4 and concluded on April 30, allowed customers to select a $1, $3 or $5 donation coupon while paying for their groceries.
“Our customers and associates are amazing, and their generosity during times of crisis is unparalleled,” stated Wayne Denningham, president of the southern division for Albertsons LLC. “While the immediate result of the tornado in early April was certainly cause to mobilize, the process of rebuilding takes time, and help is still needed as survivors rebuild their lives. We’re grateful that we’re in a position to assist the Salvation Army with its disaster relief mission again this year.”
Albertsons stores from Arizona to Florida participated in the collection campaign, and over the last year, customers and associates have contributed more than $600,000 to help local organizations and disaster relief in the United States.
Nielsen: Smartphone shopping behavior varies by store type
NEW YORK — A recent Nielsen survey revealed that in-store behaviors exhibited by U.S. smartphone owners who use their devices while shopping vary by store type.
Nielsen found that such behaviors as mobile couponing (either using or requesting a coupon) were most popular at grocery stores (41% of mobile shoppers reported using coupons there), department stores (41%) and clothing stores (39%), compared with other retail outlets — such as electronic stores, mass merchandisers, office supply stores, convenience stores, furniture stores and dollar stores.
What’s more, Nielsen found, smartphone shoppers heavily rely on their devices when reading reviews or scanning a QR code for additional product details. For instance, smartphone owners were more likely to read reviews on their devices while shopping at electronic stores, department stores and mass merchandisers (73%, 43% and 34%, respectively), compared with other store types. Similarly, smartphone owners also were more inclined to scan a QR code for additional product details at electronic stores, department stores and mass merchandisers over other retail outlets (57%, 36% and 31%, respectively).
Bug Bam takes repelling solutions worldwide
LOS ANGELES — A leader in mosquito repelling solutions now is selling its products worldwide.
Bug Bam — which creates such products as repelling wristbands, repelling pet tags and area repelling grids that may be placed in a variety of outdoor environments — said it now sells its products in 23 countries and counting. Worn around the wrist, ankle, or placed nearby, Bug Bam products have been scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects for up to 100 hours. All products use 100% natural, nontoxic ingredients and are 100% recyclable, the company said.