Competitive Pricing

12
Sep

Texas’s Labor Day BBQ Competitive Price Report: Who Had This Years Lowest Prices?

BBQ Price Wars: Who Had This Years Lowest Prices in Central Texas? With competitive pricing wars heating up, RW3 set off to find which grocer had the best prices this Labor Day and if last-minute shoppers are truly saving more. We decided to compare Texas’ own H-E-B against the National EDLP leader Walmart. Designing the Study We carefully crafted RW3’s

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26
Jun

In Buying Whole Foods, Amazon Changes the Rules Again

In Buying Whole Foods, Amazon Changes the Rules Once Again Most people were blown away by the news that Amazon had put in an offer to buy Whole Foods. They seem incompatible. Like Jack Dorsey marrying Gwyneth Paltrow. At first, it looks like Amazon is just swallowing the high-end organic grocery retailer as it makes its way across the grocery

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19
Jun

Is Your Price Matching Policy Doing More Harm Then Good?

Is Your Price Matching Policy Doing More Harm Then Good? Only one retailer can truly offer the most competitive price on an item- so how can everyday low price companies like Walmart all offer “the lowest price, guaranteed?” Many retailers are developing innovative price matching technology solutions to allow the frugal shopper to purchase all their products at one retailer,

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30
May

Are Rebate Apps A New Opportunity for Retailers To Connect?

Are Rebate Apps A New Opportunity for Retailers To Connect? Once upon a time, there was a magical thing called a coupon, beloved by shoppers and retailers alike because they provided shoppers with deals and increased retailers’ sales. But these days, the paper coupon is going the way of the paper check and the printed sales spreadsheets—people still use them

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10
May

America Has Picked Its Favorite Grocery Store(s)! 2017

America Has Picked Its Favorite Grocery Store(s)! for 2017 America has voted on its favorite grocery store, or we should say stores. Wegmans and Publix tied in Market Forces’ 2017 survey of more than 12,700 shoppers. This is the second consecutive year Wegmans has been named, bumping Trader Joe’s, which had a long winning streak. TJ’s still came in a

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8
May

With an Innovative Shopping Makeover Hard Discount Grocery Stores Are Ready to Disrupt the US Market

With a New Makeover Hard Discount Grocery Stores Are Ready to Disrupt the US Market Customer experience is key. Hard discounters—like German retailers Aldi and Lidl—are famous for less than-stellar customer experience: dark stores with few employees, questionable looking products still in packages. The whole shopping experience has been sort of dingy and sad. Not anymore. These two stores, in

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10
Apr

Deploying a Profitable Digital Pricing Strategy

Deploying a Digital Grocery Strategy that Delivers a Profit Going digital presents tricky revenue problems for many industries, but a FMI Nielsen report predicts the grocery business will move online faster than other industries have. While the current penetration is still under five percent of sales, research shows it may be 20 percent by 2025, representing $100 billion. The problem

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3
Apr

Redesigning Shelf Tags With a Purpose

Why Is It Time To Redesign The Grocery Shelf Tag?  In a world that truly appreciates design (Airbnb, 99 Percent Invisible, Core77) isn’t it about time retail grocers redesigned the iconic shelf tag? Winco and Down To Earth think so! Consumers expect information—fast, transparent information. The item’s price and their savings is not enough anymore. They want to know what’s

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6
Mar

The Secret To Becoming America’s Favorite Grocery Store: Community

The Secret to Becoming America’s Best Grocery Retailer… Every year, Market Force Information proclaims one company as America’s Best Grocery Retailer. For four years it was Trader Joe’s. But all of a sudden last year Wegmans regional grocery, which hadn’t even made the list before, snuck up and took the crown. Publix has been in the number two spot for

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1
Mar

March 2017 Competitive Price Report

March 2017 Competitive Price Report This Months Analysis: The RW3 Competitive Price Report shows the near identical pricing correlation on branded margarine and Gatorade, and disparate pricing on Coca-Cola, baby food and shampoo. With the exception of sales items, Aldi, Kroger and Walmart are consistently the low-price leaders, although Save Mart is becoming more competitive in its markets. Kroger is

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