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Should your supermarket receipt count calories? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 02:25:04 PM
....”. “What would be really interesting is if the retailers link it to algorithms set up for loyalty cards for those who want it,” says Taylor. ...
Google plans to track credit card spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:13:45 PM
...."Companies track and monitor in order to advertise to us. If we don't want them to do that, take control; don't give your email address for a digital receipt, check the terms and conditions, avoid using loyalty cards and where possible choose to pay with cash. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....We have long known there is no such thing as a free lunch, but now it seems there is no such thing as a free coffee either. Waitrose is changing its offer for loyalty card members so they will have to buy something before being able to claim a "free tea or coffee" in store. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....But it said it was “irrefutable that gaming machines are associated with harms”. The charity also found that problem gamblers and the unemployed were more likely to place a £100 bet than other players, as were loyalty card holders. ...
Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....The row over the role that FOBTs play in addiction reflects the limited amount of hard evidence on problem gambling. One of the most comprehensive studies, by research group NatCen, looked at whether people who hold loyalty cards with bookmakers changed their behaviour over time, in an attempt to show whether FOBTs coincide with a slide into addiction. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
.... As Tesco has brought down prices, Waitrose has been forced to follow, contributing to a 1% fall in sales at established stores in the half-year to July. Other initiatives including the introduction of a basics range during the financial crisis in 2009 and a 20% discount for loyalty card holders on 10 items they regularly buy will also have squeezed profit margins. ...
Tesco hails turnaround as festive sales increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:18:49 AM
....Lewis said Tesco had improved customer service and ranges, helping to boost sales of party food by 24%, premium wine by 20% and Free From specialist allergy-free foods by 18%. Britain’s biggest food retailer said it had achieved the sales growth despite deciding not to repeat last year’s loyalty card promotion, which it said had hit performance by 0. ...
Tiger makes millions for couple who brought Danish store to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:45:29 PM
.... “The bulk of what we sell costs £1 to £3. There are no gimmicks, no loyalty cards or sales, we don’t do 99p. ...
Shoppers 'drowning in a sea of loyalty cards' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:25:03 PM
...."This suggests Britons simply like the idea of signing up rather than actually using them - a 'tick-box' exercise - but the schemes are not personalised enough to keep them engaged," said Mike Watkins, Nielsen's UK head of retailer and business insight. "The result being UK retail is drowning in a sea of loyalty cards. ...
Cookie monsters: why your browsing history could mean rip-off prices | Arwa Mahdawi image
....Price discrimination doesn’t happen only online. Supermarkets have used personalised pricing based on information gleaned from loyalty cards and shopping habits. ...
Need a receipt? Tesco trials paperless till system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 09:53:57 AM
....Tesco said the system could make it easier for shoppers to keep a record of purchases and that there was a potential environmental benefit from using less paper. The digital receipt experiment follows Tesco’s launch of its PayQwiq app, which stores credit or debit card and loyalty card details on the customer’s phone so that they can swipe once to pay for shopping. ...
Sky and BT to battle for European club rugby rights next year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:40:00 AM
....________________________. RETAILERS will scrap physical loyalty cards within 10 years and replace them with smart phone apps and key ring fobs, consultant ICLP says. ...

Tesco advert promoting Clubcard days out is filmed at zoo where customers cannot use points to gain entry
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....Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones and actor Ben Miller were spotted filming the advert in Dudley Zoo's monkey enclosure, featuring Valentine, Charlie, Chester and Evita - Columbian black spider monkeys. Zoo manager Matt Lewis: "We've never been involved in the Tesco Clubcard scheme, but the advert isn't specific to Dudley Zoological Gardens and generally highlights the different days out you can enjoy with the loyalty card scheme. ...
The Tesco brand was badly dented, but it will recover, says boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of May 2016 03:00:06 PM
.... Customers, he says, “ don’t at all do that equation in their head”. So he wants Clubcard to go back to its roots – as a loyalty card that is “a genuine reward for loyalty – a genuine thank you, if you like”. ...
How loyal are you to your loyalty cards? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 05:26:35 PM
. If you have a wallet, chances are there’s at least one loyalty card stashed in there, be it a dog-eared coffee stamp card or a Boots Advantage card. ...
Tesco may shed Dobbies garden centre business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 05:41:20 PM
....He has sold off Tesco’s South Korean chain for £4bn to cut debt but will now face questions about operations such as Dobbies and Harris + Hoole. One of the sales he had considered to cut the retailers’ debt, the loyalty card data business Dunnhumby, was called off in October last year. ...
Helicopter money is closer than you think image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 01:55:44 PM
....This is helicopter money in all but name. The vouchers are similar to those distributed by UK supermarkets to customers that accumulate points on their loyalty cards: they expire unless they are used within an allotted period. ...
Sainsbury's abandons Brand Match image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 10:28:15 AM
.... . Morrisons last year stopped the price-matching element of its loyalty card scheme and Asda has made changes to its scheme. ...
Sainsbury's drops price match promotion to focus on cheaper basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:00:17 AM
.... The big chains are trying to fight off growing competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl. Morrisons removed the price-matching element of its loyalty card scheme, Match & More, in October – little more than a year after it was launched. ...
Pfizer-Allergan merger collapse reveals real motivation behind tie-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 12:59:54 PM
....This is helicopter money in all but name. The vouchers are similar to those handed out by UK supermarkets to customers that accumulate points on their loyalty cards. ...
UK retail spending experiences biggest slump since 1991 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 01:21:50 PM
.... Next, which said on Thursday that this year it faces the toughest trading conditions since 2008, is among the retailers to suffer the most. But the fall goes back to last summer and reports from Visa and loyalty card operator Nectar reveal a desire among hard-pressed consumers to spend their spare cash on going out and entertainment. ...
Sainsbury's axes two-for-one offers amid consumer spending concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 12:28:35 PM
....2 times a week, this adds up to £1,274 per year more. After years of complex promotions, reward and loyalty cards and ill-fated price matching schemes that have failed to arrest tumbling profits, the move by Sainsbury’s could mark a decisive shift in Britain’s hard-fought supermarket price war. ...
Marks & Spencer 'fires loyalty card chief over racism claim' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 12:58:55 PM
. Marks & Spencer has fired the head of its new loyalty card scheme, reportedly over the use of racist language. ...
The UK big data project playing Moneyball to build smarter cities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 12:45:05 PM
.... Sensible businesses have been using their own data to shape decisions for years. Take supermarkets and the vast insight they gain from loyalty card schemes. ...
Who will be the winners in the Christmas supermarket sweep? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 04:00:25 PM
.... The Sainsbury’s advert has been watched more than 25 million times so far. The other factor in Sainsbury’s favour is that its performance last Christmas was dragged down by the controversial decision, just weeks before Christmas, to halve the number of points it awarded to holders of its Nectar loyalty card. ...
Is Christmas shopping by smartphone just two taps away? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 12:29:10 AM
....". But retailers are still playing catch-up when it comes to smartphone shopping - research from Foolproof reveals that half of shoppers would happily switch from plastic to digital loyalty cards, for example. ...
Tesco garden centre chain Dobbies £48m in red image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 03:21:06 PM
.... Last week the restaurant chain Giraffe, the coffee shop Harris + Hoole and the health supplement business NutriCentre all revealed they were in the red. Profits have halved at Tesco’s One Stop convenience chain and slid 9% at the Dunnhumby loyalty card business. ...
How to make the most cashback on your Christmas shopping image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 05:32:00 PM
.... Both sites allow you to search by brand so before making a purchases it's worth checking if you can buy it through either of the sites. Loyalty cardsIt's also worth taking the time to sign up to loyalty cards at any stores where you shop. ...
Giraffe losses add to Tesco woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 07:46:21 PM
....On Wednesday, a flurry of accounts for Tesco subsidiaries revealed that the company’s issues extend beyond its supermarkets. Its loyalty card analysis business, Dunnhumby, paid the retailer just £7. ...
Waitrose adds a splash of fine wine to its Christmas discount list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:07:53 PM
. Waitrose is adding wine to its discount scheme for loyalty card shoppers for the first time, marking another twist in the supermarket price wars ahead of Christmas. ...
Start-ups receive £3m to save our high streets image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 08:16:19 AM
.... . A technology firm hoping to bring changing rooms into the 21st century, a loyalty card business and a digital marketing company using beacons – blue-tooth communication devices – to attract consumers with location-based offers and discounts, have been awarded grants. ...
This is not just any technical glitch … Marks & Spencer hit by website leak image
. Marks & Spencer has belatedly jumped on to the retail loyalty card bandwagon with its new Sparks offering, which rewards customers with in-store events, fashion previews and early access to online sales. ...
Marketing and PR 2015-16 competition entry: Plastic Card Services image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 02:49:31 PM
.... To further add to this reach, social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and dedicated eShots was used. The infographic proved an excellent tool for the sales team, providing reassurance to customers that physical loyalty cards are still very much the preferred choice for consumers. ...
Marks and Spencer website leaks details image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 09:26:06 AM
....However, personal data, including names, dates of birth, contacts and previous orders were shown. One user told the BBC he had seen another person's account details when he tried to register a store loyalty card. ...
Is a higher salary the only way business can boost staff loyalty? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 06:30:04 AM
.... “We get consistent feedback that having the opportunity to participate and contribute on this programme makes our employees more likely to stay and more likely to recommend us as an employer,” she adds. Community involvement is not a magic employee loyalty card, however. ...
Tesco faces Brand Guarantee anger image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 10:33:23 PM
.... Rival supermarket Morrisons went to such lengths last year to make the terms of its Match & More promotion explicit that it was mocked by discounters Aldi and Lidl in full-page newspaper adverts. Morrisons has since scrapped the promotion in favour of a loyalty card. ...
Nectar revenues rise despite supermarket price war image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 07:01:19 AM
.... . Britain’s largest supermarkets are trying to employ the wealth of customer data found in loyalty cards to revive their dwindling sales. ...
The Apprentice 2015: episode 2, reaction and highlights image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 05:15:18 PM
.... Oh, God. 2011's winner Tom Pellereau has a Bridge Cafe loyalty card! Be still, my beating heart. ...
What do the changes to Morrisons Match & More loyalty scheme mean? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of October 2015 08:55:07 AM
. The supermarket chain Morrisons has announced it is changing the terms of its Match & More loyalty card a little more than a year since it was launched. ...
Tesco profits tumble by more than half image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 06:18:05 AM
....“Every important part of Tesco has been or is being transformed operationally, culturally or financially,” he said. The retailer has decided not to sell its loyalty card data business, Dunnhumby. ...
Are you sitting on a goldmine of unclaimed loyalty-card points? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 02:32:04 PM
. Forget trying to find £12bn in welfare cuts, George Osborne, simply confiscate the nation’s under-utilised loyalty cards, work out how to redeem 789 Nectar points against the £1. ...
The £6bn catch in loyalty points: the schemes sitting on your rewards image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 07:04:47 AM
.... Almost 46. 5 million people, or 92pc of the adult population, are currently registered with at least one loyalty card programme and the average shopper is signed up to three, according to the research by Loyalive, a loyalty scheme smartphone app. ...
Experian hack exposes 15 million people's personal information image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 09:19:28 PM
....”. Experian’s businesses extend into every area of American life, from customer loyalty cards that track the purchases of everyday necessities to public records including real estate liens and bankruptcy. ...
First Utility launches in Germany - branded as Shell image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:00:29 AM
.... . The supplier said it had opted to use Shell’s branding in Germany because Shell was “already a well-known and established brand with an extensive nationwide presence in Germany”, with over 2,000 petrol stations and 7 million loyalty card customers. ...
Tech whizz behind mobile banking turns attention to loyalty cards image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 07:56:14 AM
. The technology entrepreneur behind many of the UK’s mobile banking apps is now taking on loyalty cards with a new start-up that aims to consolidate branded schemes on a single platform. ...
Google takes on Apple with Android Pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 10:29:57 PM
....4+ operating system. It will allow users to store their credit card details on their phones, as well as loyalty cards and other data. ...
Quidco to cash in with Visa deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 04:29:37 PM
.... . “We aren’t looking to be diluted and being private means that we are can be more nimble and compete against the likes of loyalty card rivals like Nectar and Aimia," said Mr Oldham. ...
Morrisons is set to announce a 47 per cent drop in profits image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 12:15:00 AM
....Fuel sales make up more than 20 per cent of its business. Cantor Fitzgerald retail analyst Mike Dennis believes that Potts’ presentation will focus on the Bradford-based firm’s efforts to reconnect with the shopping public, the progress of its loyalty card scheme and the performance of its core supermarket business. ...
Tesco lines up buyer for South Korean business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 07:16:32 AM
.... . Dunnhumby earlier this week agreed a joint venture with one of China’s largest supermarket chains, China Resources Vanguard, which analysts said was an effort to boost the growth prospects for the loyalty card division. ...
Five tricks to shave supermarket shopping bills – without buying basic image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 08:32:42 AM
.... • Best cashback credit card deals . The first (and obvious) step is to use supermarket loyalty cards which send vouchers and redeemable "points". ...
ASA orders Morrisons to clarify price comparisons under loyalty card scheme image
....Martyn Jones, corporate services director at Morrisons, said the ASA’s decision “confirms the integrity of our price matching against our competitors including Aldi”. The watchdog upheld one complaint made by Aldi and five members of the public, that Morrisons had breached the advertising code because it did not provide sufficient information for customers and competitors to verify its claim the loyalty card matched prices against Aldi, as well as Lidl, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. ...
Lidl trials its first loyalty scheme with Scottish customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 06:12:55 PM
....Lidl has begun testing a loyalty scheme in Scotland as the discounter tries to keep up the pace of growth in the face of a fightback by major supermarkets. The German-owned chain has sent out 4m “smarter shopping” cards by direct mail, through newspapers and via its 90 Scottish stores – less than a year after it took out full-page adverts mocking Morrisons’ Match & More loyalty card. ...
Don’t try to wing it with an airmiles flight – plan ahead for the best deal image
.... A good rule of thumb is that the more destinations served by your airline, the more award options you have. “Going with a wider ranging programme like straight-up Avios will mean it’s slightly easier to spend your points on a variety of rewards such as experience days and meals, not just flights,” says Lee Thompson, head of product at Loyalive, a loyalty card storage app for your smartphone. ...
Why small retailers shouldn't rush to adopt Apple Pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 06:15:14 AM
....Fewer taps and screens means more increased sales. Looking down the road, Apple will begin supporting the addition of merchant’s loyalty cards to a user’s Apple Wallet – and it’ll also be available from Google’s Android Pay when it comes to the UK. ...
Supermarket price war takes toll on UK food suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 11:01:04 PM
.... The following month, Asda revealed its worst sales figures since the 1990s, while in June, Sainsbury’s revealed its sixth quarter of falling sales. Even upmarket Waitrose has been feeling the pain; it recently started giving loyalty card shoppers money off their favourite items, and indicated it would split the bill for this scheme with suppliers that had signed up. ...
John Lewis sent us vouchers we can’t use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of July 2015 06:00:07 AM
....I have queried with customer services, customer relations and even managing director Andy Street how the data gleaned from my card worked out that these largely London-centred vouchers would be useful, but all the rather hazy replies led me to think they don’t know either. I feel a badly run loyalty card system is worse than no card at all. ...
How to make the most of Waitrose's 'pick your own offers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 09:56:31 AM
. Waitrose has launched a new initiative for its loyalty card holders, offering 20% off their favourite 10 items on every shop. ...
Tesco is like the England cricket team image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 05:21:47 PM
.... Waitrose’s move makes Tesco’s loyalty scheme Clubcard and its point system look hopelessly outdated. Price has openly said that supermarkets are 20 years out of date, now Waitrose is making loyalty cards, which revolutionised grocery shopping in the 1990s, also look their age. ...
Chief executive of Lloyds states the obvious on ringfencing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 09:00:09 PM
.... You have to choose your products in advance from a list of 950 and you have stick with your selections for a fixed period. And you have to have a loyalty card. ...
Waitrose launches 'pick your own offers' scheme for loyal shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 04:48:51 PM
. Waitrose has launched a new salvo in the UK’s supermarket price war by giving loyalty card shoppers 20% off their 10 favourite items on every shop. ...
Waitrose to let customers choose items they want discounted image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 04:08:03 PM
....Waitrose is set to revolutionise the way shoppers get deals in supermarkets by allowing customers to choose the items they want to have discounted. The supermarket launched what bosses called a “world first” where each of its four million loyalty card holders can choose 10 items from Waitrose that they will always receive 20 per cent off. ...
Waitrose markets Pick-Your-Own Offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 02:25:08 PM
....Customers will be able to select ten items from a list of nearly a thousand selected from the most popular lines. So long as they are part of Waitrose's loyalty card scheme, they will be able to claim a 20% discount on their selected items. ...
Marks & Spencer mulls over new shopper loyalty card image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 07:15:29 PM
.... It would be a move on from M&S’s Christmas campaign where it provided one-off gifts and surprises to people identified by customers on social media. The new loyalty card concept would appear to be closer to the highly successful MyWaitrose card operated by the upmarket grocer. ...
Morrisons could cling on to FTSE 100 place after sales boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 10:24:08 AM
.... His views on Potts are not yet clear. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said Morrisons’ sales were being lifted by a combination of online growth and the success of its Match & More loyalty card - both initiatives begun under Philips. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 8th of May 2015 01:32:23 AM
....”. The review will be presented at the half-year results in September, with Potts saying everything would be on the table including the recently introduced loyalty card which is the first to match prices against Aldi and Lidl. ...
Morrison's 720 axed jobs to cost £40 million, quarterly sales drop 3 per cent image
....”. The review will take place over the next few months and be presented at the half year results in September, with Potts saying everything would be on the table including the recently introduced loyalty card which is the first supermarket to match prices against Aldi and Lidl. ...
Questor share tip: Buy WPP's technological edge  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 25th of April 2015 03:38:00 PM
.... Kantar, its consumer research division, is unmatched by Omnicom and Publicis, and during the first quarter Sir Martin ploughed around $300m in the online audience measurement specialist ComScore too. He is also in the running to take control of Tesco’s £2bn loyalty card arm Dunnhumby. ...
New Co-operative chairman braces himself for the annual meeting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of April 2015 06:33:07 PM
.... He has fond memories of the payout, which as a boy he was given to spend on toys. He insists the dividend is more than a version of the loyalty card offered by Tesco and Boots. ...
Clive Schlee: Pret a Manger ready to go global image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 12:16:40 AM
....Fancy a free coffee? Smile, smile, smile. Pret a Manger customers who have ever wondered why the sandwich chain does not have a loyalty card for its hoards of loyal patrons can now rest easy. ...
Thousands of Tesco customers affected by broadband faults image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of April 2015 06:37:26 PM
....The problems emerged as Lewis prepared to reveal more details of his plans to revive Tesco, alongside losses that could be more than £3bn, the biggest in its history. As he battles to repair Tesco’s finances after a traumatic year marked by a £263m accounting scandal, Lewis is set to unveil details of the sale of a majority stake in Dunhumby, the data analytics company behind Tesco’s loyalty card scheme, and a £3bn writedown of the value of its properties. ...
Sainsbury's Nectar points cut angers customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 11:43:03 AM
....”. When the cut to Nectar points at Sainsburys was announced in October, Natalie Berg, a director at Planet Retail described the move as as “the death of the loyalty card”. ...
Save Waitrose! Six ways to rescue this endangered British institution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of April 2015 01:40:03 PM
.... Don’t tell them where you’re going beforehand; just mention they’re doing a big discount on Harpic this week. Waitrose loyalty card-holders are entitled to a free hot beverage from the cafe, but if you can afford it you should really make some sort of contribution. ...

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