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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…]

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 7:00 AM 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…]

Friday, August 24, 2012, 8:30 PM Grocery & Retail News
Walmart Kicks Its Challenge Up a Notch

Walmart Kicks Its Challenge Up a Notch

There’s a new wrinkle in Walmart’s series of advertisements that challenge shoppers to compare receipts from other stores with receipts for the same items purchased at Walmart. Now, you can accept their challenge without even having to go to Walmart – they’ll do the price comparison for you. In what a Walmart spokesperson tells us is “very, very, very much[Read More…]

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:49 PM Grocery & Retail News
The Walmart Challenge: A Competitor Fights Back

The Walmart Challenge: A Competitor Fights Back

Walmart is trumpeting the success of its “Walmart Challenge” ad campaign, but one competitor isn’t taking the challenge lying down. It’s fighting back with its own series of ads, pointing out that price isn’t everything. “Our butchers cut and grind our beef several times throughout the day every day, right in the store, so it’s always fresh for your family,”[Read More…]

Monday, August 20, 2012, 2:05 PM Grocery & Retail News
“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

“Coupons For Cash” Was Good While it Lasted

In theory, if you collect tens of thousands of coupons and turn them in for cash, you can earn a few bucks (since they’re each technically worth “1/100th of a cent”). But why mess with that when you can turn them all in for face value and rake in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars? And if you’re the[Read More…]

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 9:03 PM Coupons In The News
Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Challenging “The Walmart Challenge”

Last month, we brought you news about how some savvy shoppers were finding fault with the “Walmart Challenge” series of advertisements (read: “Always Low Prices. Always. (Sometimes.)” They’re still finding fault, but now a recent survey is offering some insights about the shoppers most likely to be influenced by those ads. The Walmart ad campaign has been running in cities[Read More…]

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10:52 PM 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…]

Sunday, July 29, 2012, 9:18 AM 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…]

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:16 PM 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…]

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:06 AM Grocery & Retail 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…]

Monday, July 16, 2012, 12:44 PM Grocery & Retail News
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