Shopko circular goes digital
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko Stores, through a partnership with Wishabi, now is offering customers access to a digital circular online at Shopko.com.
Wishabi, a digital circular platform, helped build the online circular that will highlight Shopko’s weekly deals in an interactive, personalized way. Wishabi’s patent-pending technology allows consumers to quickly discover the best deals, get reviews and ratings and shop directly though the digital circular across all of their favorite devices. Using discount filters, consumers can browse deals by percentage off and utilizing circular categories, consumers can easily find the products they’re looking to buy.
"The launch of the new Shopko digital circular will provide our customers with an exciting, interactive online shopping experience," Shopko chairman, president and CEO Paul Jones said. "More intuitive navigation, improved graphics and the additional functionality combine to create a digital circular that’s fun, quick and easy to browse and shop."
Publix sees boost in Q1
LAKELAND, Fla. — First-quarter sales increased 4.2% to $7.1 billion for Publix, the company reported Tuesday.
Comparable-store sales experienced a 3.3% boost, while net earnings for the retailer totaled $409.4 million, compared with $398.2 million in the year-ago period, and net earnings per share rose 1 cent to 52 cents for the quarter.
The company also reported that effective May 1, Publix’s stock price increased from $22.40 per share to $22.70 per share. Publix stock is not publicly traded and is made available for sale only to current Publix associates and members of its board of directors.
"I’m pleased we had another increase in our stock price during a time of economic challenges," Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw said. "Our associates deserve the credit for continuing to make us a leader in our industry."
CVS/pharmacy’s redesigned mobile app enables shoppers to access ExtraCare cards
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has updated its mobile application so shoppers now can digitally store their ExtraCare card in their smartphone, eliminating the need to carry an ExtraCare card when shopping.
The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Rewards Program is the largest retail rewards program with more than 69 million active cardholders, and the redesigned and updated CVS mobile app now allows members to simply scan the barcode on the back of their card or type in their account number manually. After the barcode is captured, customers’ smartphones will work just like ExtraCare cards at the register.
Available as a free download from Apple’s App Store or through Google Play, the CVS app also offers prescription management, mobile shopping, store locating services and access to the CVS/pharmacy weekly circular.
"During the past few months, we’ve significantly expanded the mobile options available to our digitally minded customers with the goal of creating the most personalized and accessible shopping experience," stated Rob Price, SVP marketing and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy. "ExtraCare members can use the new CVS mobile app to easily store their ExtraCare cards and can also have full access to their ExtraCare accounts right from their smartphones, making it even easier to view their personalized offers and ExtraBucks Rewards."
In addition to access to their ExtraCare barcodes, shoppers using the CVS mobile app will find a redesigned look and feel. The updated interface includes quick thumb links to such features as:
- Prescription refill scanner;
- CVS/pharmacy store and MinuteClinic locators;
- Mobile weekly circular with local deals and promotions;
- Access to ExtraCare account; and
- Full m-commerce shopping.
Shoppers can download the applications from their devices or by visiting CVS.com/OnTheGo. The addition of more digital options for the ExtraCare Rewards Program is the latest in a series of new features and enhancements CVS/pharmacy has rolled out for ExtraCare, enabling members of the program to customize their benefits to fit their unique interests and shopping preferences.