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Grocery Stores Tussle in Tennessee

Grocery Stores Tussle in Tennessee

It’s not just Walmart that’s taking out full-page newspaper ads to compare its receipts with its competitors’. The same kind of ad war is also happening in a mid-sized Southern city that’s suddenly becoming a whole lot more competitive. Kroger and the new-in-town Publix are battling it out in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a series of newspaper ads that illustrate the[Read More…]

August 26, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Kroger Slashes Prices (For Some)

Kroger Slashes Prices (For Some)

All week, grocery shoppers in Hampton Roads, Virginia have been told that “exciting things are in store” at Kroger. Today, those “exciting things” have been revealed. “Announcing New Low Prices!” the store’s weekly ad blares. A store executive tells the Virginian-Pilot newspaper that Kroger’s seven local supermarkets are cutting everyday prices on more than 10,000 of the 28,000 items in[Read More…]

July 29, 2012 Grocery & Retail 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
Walmart Smacks Down Swiping Settlement

Walmart Smacks Down Swiping Settlement

When we last left off, the nation’s number-one retailer had not weighed in on the proposed swipe-fee settlement. Now it has. In a statement released Tuesday, Walmart said it was “disappointed” in the settlement, because it would not “prohibit credit card networks from continually increasing hidden swipe fees, which already cost consumers tens of billions of dollars each year… We[Read More…]

July 25, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Keep On Swiping, Says Target

Keep On Swiping, Says Target

It could cost you to use a credit card at Kroger soon. But Target says, not in its stores. Target has announced its opposition to this month’s multi-billion dollar settlement between retailers and credit card companies, which would allow retailers to pass on credit card “swipe fees” to their customers. Previously, retailers have had to cover the cost themselves, in[Read More…]

July 23, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Swipe Fees Could Swipe Your Savings

Swipe Fees Could Swipe Your Savings

Kroger is telling us not to worry – they’re not going to start charging credit card customers more. They just won’t charge them less. The country’s biggest grocery chain is publicly mulling how to respond to last week’s multibillion-dollar settlement in a case pitting retailers against credit card companies. Visa and MasterCard were accused of price-fixing, in setting the fees[Read More…]

July 17, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Happy 40th, Bar Code! You Don’t Look a Day Over 5-37000-00176

Happy 40th, Bar Code! You Don’t Look a Day Over 5-37000-00176

Imagine a scenario in which grocery prices aren’t marked on the shelves, your cashier has to closely examine every single product you buy, and none of your coupons will scan. Sound like a nightmare? Actually, it’s the way things were just 40 years ago. The Cincinnati Enquirer points out that it was July 1972 when a Kroger supermarket in town[Read More…]

July 15, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
Who Needs Grocery Stores, Anyway?

Who Needs Grocery Stores, Anyway?

Are you still buying your groceries at a grocery store? How quaint! Supermarkets are poised to lose their position as America’s preferred grocery-shopping destination. And it’s not only big-box discounters like Walmart and Target that are taking their business. The Wall Street Journal reports that supermarkets’ share of U.S. grocery sales fell to 51% last year. And Forbes cites a[Read More…]

July 14, 2012 Grocery & Retail News
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