Tag Archives: Countdown

Congratulations to Countdown on their new Proximity Based Marketing App

For a number of years I’ve been prodding retailers to take advantage of location services on people’s smartphones with several blogs including some looking at the grocery industry. I was disappointed when they dropped their old app, but delighted to … Continue reading

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Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Grow Your Business with GPS

GPS is changing people’s lives in so many ways. Traditionally we thought of GPS from a navigation perspective, largely about people finding their way to where they want to go. The question for you today is more about how does … Continue reading

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I Want More From My Countdown App

Countdown showed some real grocery leadership in New Zealand when they created their mobile application¬†(which is actually not easy to find on their web site). I thought it was great, but now I don’t use it, or my Onecard. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mobile coupons enter grocery aisles

See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere Location, location, location – it’s important in the grocery business, too, with colorful produce drawing customers in and dairy items pulling them to the back of the store. But the trip through the… … Continue reading

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Grocers Planning to Embrace Social Media

According to recent research mentioned in an inBlurbs story this week, grocery industry executives say that they will go from 12% usage of social media to 65% over the next 5 years. A key motivator is trying to stand out … Continue reading

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What Do Social Media, Location and Mobile Have To Do With Your Business?

If your business is a destination for customers to visit, then you will have located it based on a combination of factors. These will include ease of access, such as sufficient car parking, or perhaps access to public transport. You … Continue reading

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