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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
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
Self-Checkout Scratched: Hy-Vee Ends 15-Year “Experiment”

Self-Checkout Scratched: Hy-Vee Ends 15-Year “Experiment”

Self-checkout stations have always been polarizing. Shoppers either love them, or hate them. They’re considered either a convenience, or an excuse to offer customer “no service”. Various stores either seem to be installing them, or tearing them out. Now you can count Hy-Vee among those that are coming down on the side of doing away with them. The Iowa-based grocery[Read More…]

August 7, 2013 Grocery & Retail News
Supermarket’s “Cutest Baby” Contest Turns Ugly

Supermarket’s “Cutest Baby” Contest Turns Ugly

Everyone thinks their baby is the cutest. But when prizes are at stake – suddenly, things can get ugly. And it may get even uglier before it’s over. That’s what the Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery chain discovered, after it innocently launched a “Cutest Baby and Toddler Contest” on its Facebook page earlier this month. More than 2000 people entered, but critics[Read More…]

February 22, 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
Would You Still Coupon if You Had $550 Million?

Would You Still Coupon if You Had $550 Million?

Couponing is a necessity for some, a hobby for others – and for many, a way of life. But would you keep clipping if you were suddenly worth a half-billion dollars? Tonight’s drawing for an estimated $550 million Powerball jackpot has many dreaming big. Mansions, fancy cars, lavish vacations – but paying full price for groceries? That’s something that could[Read More…]

November 28, 2012 Coupons In The News
Are Supermarkets Missing Out on the Holiday Shopping Frenzy?

Are Supermarkets Missing Out on the Holiday Shopping Frenzy?

Have you recovered from your Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping experiences yet? The spending frenzy can make grocery shopping seem downright mundane in comparison. But what if grocery stores got in on the action? A recent report by the coupon processing company Inmar says Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are hungry for grocery store deals as well. 61%[Read More…]

November 27, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Self-Scan’s Biggest Benefit: Convenience, Cost Savings or Coupons?

Self-Scan’s Biggest Benefit: Convenience, Cost Savings or Coupons?

Back in the Dark Ages of self-scanning at the supermarket – way back in 2011 – customers thought it was cool if they could use a store-provided “wand” to scan their items as they shopped. Yawn, that’s so last year. Now, at least one major supermarket chain is letting customers scan items with their own phone – and soon, you[Read More…]

September 4, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Say Hi to a Hyped-Up Hy-Vee

Say Hi to a Hyped-Up Hy-Vee

The president’s in town. Yawn. So is his opponent’s newly-minted running mate. Snooze. But there’s a giant new supermarket opening today in Urbandale, Iowa! Make way for the crowds! The grand opening of a new $20 million, 95,000+ square foot Hy-Vee is all the buzz in this suburban Des Moines community. Customers who just couldn’t wait to see it began[Read More…]

August 14, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Where’s the Milk? Ask Your App!

Where’s the Milk? Ask Your App!

If you’ve ever found yourself wandering the aisles of a store, looking for someone – anyone – who works there and can tell you where to find what you’re looking for, your problem is solved – there’s an app for that. “Mobile retail navigation service” aisle411 has announced that it’s completed mapping all 7,907 Walgreens drug stores in the United[Read More…]

July 18, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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