Sendik’s Launches New Red Bag Rewards Program Powered By AppCard

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Sendik’s Food Market, a Wisconsin-based grocer, has launched a new rewards program powered by AppCard, a personalized marketing and shopper analytics platform for grocers. Today, the Red Bag Rewards program has been launched in all 18 Sendik’s locations across the metro Milwaukee area, including the banner’s smaller format Fresh2GO stores and online via Sendik’s Express.

AppCard has worked with Sendik’s to develop a custom rewards program that awards 1 point for every dollar spent in-store and online, via AppCard’s integration with grocery eCommerce platform, Freshop. Shoppers can redeem points for free items curated by Sendik’s. Shoppers can enroll into the program by simply providing their mobile phone number during checkout at the point of sale or online.

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AppCard Acquires Leading Grocery Loyalty and Marketing Solutions Provider, ProLogic Retail Services

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AppCard Inc., the leading personalized marketing and shopper analytics platform for retailers, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ProLogic Retail Services, the largest provider of loyalty marketing solutions for independent grocers.

AppCard’s state of the art machine learning technology, combined with ProLogic’s vertical expertise and strong market presence, positions AppCard as the leading loyalty and digital offers provider for the grocery market. The combined expertise and scale allows AppCard to better serve grocers’ current and future needs with highly effective marketing solutions.

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Independent Grocers & the Amazon Effect

independent-grocers-and-the-amazon-effect.pngAs a technology service provider for brick-and-mortar businesses, we sometimes tread lightly when speaking to our retailers about Amazon. The giant has been disrupting traditional retail for years, with some predicting 50 – 67% of retail space to be vacant within a decade.

With that being said, we still believe that through the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is certifying that brick-and-mortar is here to stay, especially for the grocery industry. The average shopper visited a grocery store 1.6x per week in 2016, and Amazon recognizes that that face time is invaluable.

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Neiman’s Family Market Launches New Rewards Program Powered By AppCard

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We’re excited to announce that Neiman’s Family Market, a Michigan-based grocer, has partnered with us to launch the Neiman’s Family Perks loyalty program!

The program has launched in all 4 Neiman’s Family Market locations across Michigan. “We have looked at loyalty programs on and off for our stores over the last 8 years. We saw a lot of programs that provided a lot of data about what our customers were buying, but we didn’t have the staff to analyze the data across all our locations. AppCard has changed that for us,” says Nate Neiman, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP Data Integrity at Neiman’s Family Market.

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What Does it Mean to Personalize the Grocery Shopping Experience?

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Here’s what you’re probably thinking: How can I possibly customize the shopping experience for each and every one of my shoppers? Is that even a reasonable ask? Think about the square footage, SKU count, manpower, and marketing I need to manage day to day … I can’t adjust that for each shopper who visits my store.

You’re right … sort of … let me explain.

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Amazon Goes All In On Grocery With Whole Foods Acquisition

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Quick, hit the panic button, the Online Giant Amazon, your biggest competitor whether you acknowledged that yet or not, just took a formidable seat at the brick and mortar table.

Now, take a deep breath, exhale, it’s going to be OK, they’ve just confirmed that brick and mortar is here to stay.

Consolidation of the marketplace was inevitable and we’re seeing it all around us and all throughout the supply chain, with CPGs, wholesalers, technology providers, and of course retailers.

The game has changed, officially, and there’s no turning back.

So what does this mean for you, the independent retailer? How should you react and respond to this shock wave that was just sent through your system?

We’ve got some thoughts on this.

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