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Pulling the Plug on Price Matching: Safeway, Dominick’s Ditch “Deal Match”

Pulling the Plug on Price Matching: Safeway, Dominick’s Ditch “Deal Match”

Price matching has become all the rage recently, as retailers try to curry favor with customers and gain the upper hand over their competitors. So why is one of the country’s largest supermarket chains calling it quits on its price-match program? Safeway introduced “Deal Match” in 2011, in two markets – the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and at Safeway-owned Dominick’s[Read More…]

Monday, July 22, 2013, 9:30 AM Grocery & Retail News
Safeway is Filthy Rich Now – So What Will That Mean for You?

Safeway is Filthy Rich Now – So What Will That Mean for You?

If you’re a Safeway shopper in Canada, your store will soon have a new owner. If you’re a Safeway shopper in the U.S., your store’s owner just got filthy stinking rich. And like a long-lost relative who just discovered their distant cousin won the lottery, you may be wondering – what’s in it for me? Safeway today announced the sale[Read More…]

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:32 PM Grocery & Retail News
Kroger: Digital Won’t Replace Paper, Until All the Old People Die

Kroger: Digital Won’t Replace Paper, Until All the Old People Die

Digital coupons – the kids love ’em, we’re told. But does your great aunt Ethel? In certain marketers’ and retailers’ zeal to save the trees, retire the scissors and get us all to go digital, few seem to be considering our older friends. You know, those who think a smartphone is one that you can dial without having to call[Read More…]

Friday, April 5, 2013, 10:24 AM Coupons In The News
One Interesting, One Ridiculous Idea for Online Ordering

One Interesting, One Ridiculous Idea for Online Ordering

If you haven’t ever ordered your groceries online, what would get you to give it a try? Free delivery? Discounts? Coupons? Or perhaps a stranger showing up on your doorstep with your stuff? A couple of big companies are working on new ways of delivering your online orders, and let’s just say one is more promising than the other. First,[Read More…]

Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:35 PM Grocery & Retail News
Safeway Chief Predicts End of Paper Coupons

Safeway Chief Predicts End of Paper Coupons

Every time you turn around, it seems someone is predicting the end of good old-fashioned paper coupons. Most are – surprise! – digital coupon companies, many of them startups promising to revolutionize the industry. So it serves their purpose to declare the paper coupon dead and buried. And some have done just that (read: “The Death of Coupons”). But now[Read More…]

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 4:11 PM Coupons In The 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…]

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:05 PM Grocery & Retail News
The End of Supermarket Circulars?

The End of Supermarket Circulars?

Coupons are going digital. Prices are becoming personalized. So one-size-fits-all sale prices printed on paper could become a relic of the past. In other words – say goodbye to your weekly supermarket sales circular. At least that’s what Safeway is saying. Touting the success of its apps, digital coupons and “Just For U” loyalty program, the California-based chain says it’s[Read More…]

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 9:17 PM Grocery & Retail News
Helpful Hint: Don’t Use Your Store Loyalty Card to Commit a Crime

Helpful Hint: Don’t Use Your Store Loyalty Card to Commit a Crime

Never mind discounts and digital coupons, here’s one way your grocery store loyalty card can help you get stuff for free – just use it to break into someone’s house and steal their food. That turned out not to be such a great idea for a York, South Carolina man last week. The Herald newspaper reports that a 28-year-old homeowner[Read More…]

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 9:35 PM 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…]

Friday, January 25, 2013, 3:10 PM Grocery & Retail News
Storied Supermarket Chain Fades Into Oblivion

Storied Supermarket Chain Fades Into Oblivion

(Update: The Audubon store is set to close on May 27, 2015, officially bringing down the curtain on Genuardi’s for good.) And then there was one. By next month, the nearly century-old story of the Genuardi’s supermarket chain will end just as it began – with a single store in southeastern Pennsylvania. If you’re not familiar with the store, you[Read More…]

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 2:27 PM Grocery & Retail News
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