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What the Safeway Sale Means for You: Is “Just For U” Not For Long?

What the Safeway Sale Means for You: Is “Just For U” Not For Long?

As Safeway and Cerberus announce a $9 billion merger, there’s speculation about what it will mean for Safeway – and its Just for U loyalty program.

March 7, 2014 Grocery & Retail News
Safeway for Sale: Company Confirms It’s Entertaining Offers

Safeway for Sale: Company Confirms It’s Entertaining Offers

Safeway confirms that it’s considering buyout bids for some 1,300 Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls and Tom Thumb stores.

February 19, 2014 Grocery & Retail News
Blockbuster Buyout: Could Cerberus Scoop Up Safeway?

Blockbuster Buyout: Could Cerberus Scoop Up Safeway?

Sources are saying that Safeway could end up selling all of its stores – to the current owner of Albertsons.

October 22, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Good News, Bad News for Shaw’s Shoppers

Good News, Bad News for Shaw’s Shoppers

Loyalty cards are out, but competitors’ coupons are in at Shaw’s. Meantime, the grocery chain is finding out the hard way that it still needs to stick price tags on everything. In all but a half dozen stores, that is, because they’re shutting down. Got all that? Three unrelated developments could change the way New Englanders do their shopping at[Read More…]

July 11, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
So What Do Shaw’s and Jewel-Osco Want With Your Loyalty Card?

So What Do Shaw’s and Jewel-Osco Want With Your Loyalty Card?

What to do with that little plastic card, when your grocery chain gets rid of its loyalty program? Toss it, shred it, stick it in a drawer – or hand it over to the store for a chance to win fabulous prizes? Some conspiracy theorists are wondering – what exactly does the store want with our loyalty cards anyway? Three[Read More…]

June 27, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Harris Teeter May Have a Buyer: Cerberus!

Harris Teeter May Have a Buyer: Cerberus!

(Be sure to read this update: “Sold! Kroger Buys Harris Teeter”). Cerberus is pretty busy these days shaking up the five grocery chains it acquired earlier this year. But not too busy to consider acquiring a sixth. It’s reportedly made a bid for North Carolina-based Harris Teeter. If you’re a Harris Teeter shopper – is that a good thing or[Read More…]

June 26, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

Shaw’s and Acme Ditch Loyalty Programs, Digital Coupons

The other shoe has dropped, for the rest of the grocery chains recently acquired by the parent company of Albertsons. As their corporate cousins embrace “card free savings” and phase out digital coupons, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market are following suit. Acme has ditched its SuperCard loyalty program, and Shaw’s and Star Market are expected to eliminate their Rewards Card[Read More…]

June 23, 2013 Coupons In The News
Albertsons: No More Loyalty Card – And No Consistent Coupon Policy

Albertsons: No More Loyalty Card – And No Consistent Coupon Policy

The reunited Albertsons has finally clarified some confusion and confirmed what many had suspected but hadn’t quite pinned down – the “Preferred Card” loyalty program is history. Oh, and so is the Albertsons coupon policy. More on that in a bit. But first, “our Preferred Card is no longer required at our stores to receive sales prices on items,” the[Read More…]

June 19, 2013 Coupons In The News
Digital Coupon, Loyalty Card Changes for Albertsons and Jewel-Osco

Digital Coupon, Loyalty Card Changes for Albertsons and Jewel-Osco

In a reversal of the current trend toward gathering our data, accumulating “points” and loading our coupons onto shoppers’ cards, at least two newly-acquired grocery chains are heading in the opposite direction under new ownership. Jewel-Osco will be doing away with its loyalty card before the end of the month. And the Albertsons stores that currently offer e-coupons and grocery[Read More…]

June 15, 2013 Coupons In The News
For Sale: Your Supermarket? Cerberus Eyes New Acquisitions

For Sale: Your Supermarket? Cerberus Eyes New Acquisitions

Mention the name “Cerberus”, and some supermarket shoppers shudder. The private equity firm saddened thousands of shoppers and employees when it shut down or sold two-thirds of the roughly 600 Albertsons locations it acquired in 2006. And customers of several chains acquired by Cerberus earlier this year are wondering whether their stores will suffer the same fate. But could we[Read More…]

May 23, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
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