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Grading Grocery Stores: The Best May Surprise You, the Worst Probably Won’t

Grading Grocery Stores: The Best May Surprise You, the Worst Probably Won’t

Two southern supermarkets battle for the top spot, while a usual suspect brings up the rear, in a pair of new customer satisfaction rankings.

March 5, 2014 Grocery & Retail News
Why One Grocery Store Plans Fewer Sales, And Another Plans More

Why One Grocery Store Plans Fewer Sales, And Another Plans More

Which is better, more sales or fewer sales? Two grocery chains are trying out two different approaches.

November 11, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

How Much Do You “Like” Your Grocery Store?

You may like your local grocery store just fine, but it takes a real commitment to show the world – or at least your Facebook friends – that you “like” it. Occasional customer satisfaction surveys have declared certain supermarkets to be the most or least liked of all, but a look at how many grocery shoppers have hit the thumbs-up[Read More…]

September 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Food Lion Wonders Why Its “Loyal” Customers Aren’t Loyal

Food Lion Wonders Why Its “Loyal” Customers Aren’t Loyal

They call them “loyalty” cards, but many of us have stacks of them weighing down our wallets and keychains, from nearly every store we shop at. So does being “loyal” to all, mean we’re really loyal to none? That’s what one of the country’s largest supermarket chains is struggling to figure out. Food Lion introduced its MVP Rewards Card nearly[Read More…]

August 13, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Couponer Sues Walmart For 21-Cent Overcharge

Couponer Sues Walmart For 21-Cent Overcharge

Do you live in a “pre-coupon tax” state, or a “post-coupon tax” state? Do you even know, and would you notice if your store charged you tax on things it shouldn’t? One Pennsylvania man knows, and he isn’t happy about what he found on his Walmart receipt. So he’s suing the multi-billion dollar company, for overcharging him by 21 cents.[Read More…]

July 22, 2013 Coupons In The News
Sweetbay Skates on Thin Ice

Sweetbay Skates on Thin Ice

(Be sure to read this update: “Sold! What Will Become of Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s?”). If you’re a fan of the Sweetbay supermarket chain in Florida – what’s left of it, that is – better do your shopping there while you still can. Its owners are offering a less-than-rosy outlook for the troubled grocery chain. Sweetbay’s Belgian owners, Delhaize, shut[Read More…]

May 9, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Everyday Low Prices? No Thanks.

Everyday Low Prices? No Thanks.

What’s not to like about low prices on the things you buy most often at the grocery store? Apparently Food Lion customers found plenty not to like. The grocery chain is ending an “everyday low pricing” test and raising prices – so it can have more sales instead. The East Coast chain, one of the largest in the country, has[Read More…]

March 7, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Who Will Blink First on Credit Card Swipe Fees?

Who Will Blink First on Credit Card Swipe Fees?

If you’re going shopping this weekend, and paying with a credit card – watch out. Beginning Sunday, stores can charge you extra for it. Under the terms of a settlement reached last year, stores will have the option of adding a surcharge for credit card payments – passing the cost that they already pay to the credit card companies, on[Read More…]

January 25, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
We’re Closing, But We Care – Sweetbay to Shut Down a Third of Its Stores

We’re Closing, But We Care – Sweetbay to Shut Down a Third of Its Stores

Kevin the Meatbay Butcher is not amused. The personable, punny public face of the Florida-based Sweetbay grocery chain’s Facebook page fell silent today, so his platform could be taken over for a more pressing matter. The Sweetbay Facebook page became an impromptu counseling session, to help customers and employees take in the news that a third of the chain’s stores[Read More…]

January 17, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Couponing Gets Even More Social, With Exclusive Facebook Offers

Couponing Gets Even More Social, With Exclusive Facebook Offers

Facebook would love it if you went online and never left Facebook – and, increasingly, so would companies that offer printable coupons. They’re making it easier to access, print and share coupons without ever leaving the social media site. And Facebook itself plans to make it easier to find out what deals your friends have discovered. Last year, Valassis unveiled[Read More…]

January 16, 2013 Coupons In The News
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