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New Grocery Concept Makes “Good Cents”

New Grocery Concept Makes “Good Cents”

Do you like the selection at your supermarket, but not the prices? Prefer the prices of the local discount store, but not the lack of choices? A new store concept will allow you to have the best of both worlds – without having to go to Walmart. “Good Cents” opened its doors this morning in Pittsburgh, describing itself as “the[Read More…]

November 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

Good News, Bad News: Prices Won’t Rise, But They Won’t Fall Either.

It is perhaps a sign of the times that grocery stores don’t need to lower prices to generate excitement – they can just promise not to raise them. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle has become the latest grocery chain to introduce a price-freeze program. Its “Low Price Lock” will guarantee that prices will not rise on about 300 selected items through the[Read More…]

October 10, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
How Social Is Your Supermarket?

How Social Is Your Supermarket?

Sure, you like your local grocery store, but have you “liked” them? A roundup of the most and least popular grocery retailers on social media sites (see the full list below) can yield some interesting insights, though it also shows that “likes” aren’t necessarily everything. Florida-based Publix was recently criticized (in “Frozen & Refrigerated Buyer” magazine) for being “technology-challenged”: “Yes,[Read More…]

September 24, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Not an Actual Competitor? Not a Problem!

Not an Actual Competitor? Not a Problem!

Shoppers in parts of the northeastern U.S. are gathering their CVS coupons, printing out Target’s offerings and perhaps hitting up their friends in other states who may have extra coupons to share. The Pittsburgh-based grocery chain Giant Eagle released a revised coupon policy today, and it includes one of the most lenient – or perhaps the most ripe for revision[Read More…]

August 23, 2012 Coupons In The News
Double Coupons: Dying Like Dinosaurs?

Double Coupons: Dying Like Dinosaurs?

If you still expect your grocery store to turn that 50-cent coupon of yours into a dollar-off discount, one retailer says you might as well be living in the Stone Age. The “practice of double-couponing has become a marketing tool of the past,” a spokesman for southern California supermarket chain Vons tells the Orange County Register. Ouch. Tucked away at[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Coupons In The News
Always Low Prices. Always. (Sometimes.)

Always Low Prices. Always. (Sometimes.)

As Walmart continues to grab a greater share of the grocery market, it’s also casting a laserlike focus on a growing number of individual competitors, in carefully-selected cities across the country. But increasingly, devotees of those competitors are saying that all is not as it seems. Walmart introduced its first “Walmart Challenge” ad campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina back in[Read More…]

July 16, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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