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A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

A New Winner in the Grocery Price Wars

It’s not Walmart. It’s not even Aldi. The new grocery low-price leader is – would you believe – Dollar General? That’s not what Walmart would have you believe. The company trumpeted its price leadership at an investors conference last week, and the Wall Street Journal today headlined a Deutsche Bank price-comparison study that crowned Walmart the cheapest option. But while[Read More…]

October 15, 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
Get Your Milk, Bread – and a New Outfit – at Kroger!

Get Your Milk, Bread – and a New Outfit – at Kroger!

If Walmart and Target can invade supermarkets’ territory by offering groceries, then Kroger is saying, right back atcha. The country’s largest traditional grocery chain is experimenting with offering shoes and clothes alongside its meat and produce. The test is taking place at a Kroger Marketplace store in Mansfield, Ohio. The Marketplace concept debuted in Columbus in 2004, with a 109,000-square-foot[Read More…]

September 12, 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
The Low-Price Leader: Target. Really!

The Low-Price Leader: Target. Really!

As Walmart continues to run ads across the country, comparing its prices to supermarkets’, maybe it should have been keeping its eye on Target. Because Target has now toppled Walmart as the low-price leader – at least temporarily. A new Bloomberg Industries report finds that Target had lower prices overall than Walmart this month, for the first time since last[Read More…]

August 24, 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
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
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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