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BJ’s Wholesale Club brings savings to consumers with new mobile app

BY Gisselle Gaitan

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced a new mobile app. Customers are able to check gas prices, access digital coupons, shop the thousands of products within the store and check annual savings.

A new feature to the app is Add-to-Card, where members can digitally select and save coupons directly to their BJ’s membership card. These coupons will be automatically applied during the checkout process. The Add-to-Card coupon gallery will feature all the coupons found in The Little Book of Big Savings in addition to those from manufacturers. 

"The new BJ's mobile app and Add-to-Card coupons give members access to BJ's unbeatable value and assortment anytime, anywhere," Rafeh Masood, senior vice president and Chief Digital Officer, BJ's Wholesale Club said. "At BJ's, we're committed to offering our members the most convenient ways to shop and save, and we're excited to launch these new features. Our new app lets members check prices at the nearest BJ's Gas location and track their annual savings or My BJ's Perks Awards depending on membership level."

For a limited time, club members who download the app will be able to save $.05 cents per gallon at the nearest BJ’s Gas location. The company previously launched new desktop and mobile sites as well as two new websites dedicated to exclusive brands Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms. 

The BJ’s app is available on both iOS and Android devices. 

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Dollar General names head of its digital operations

BY Deena M. Amato-McCoy

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has appointed its first-ever digital leader.

Rob Scruggs

The extreme-value discounter has appointed Rob Scruggs to the newly created position of chief digital and customer engagement officer. In this new role, Scruggs will lead the strategy for customer engagement, including digital experience and tools.

Most recently, Scruggs served as global director of client experience for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for the end-to-end client experience for global commercial clients. Prior to that, he held customer experience roles at Asurion, E-Trade and J.P. Morgan Chase.

“Rob brings a strong record of successful innovation in developing customer experience strategies across complex industries,” Dollar General EVP and chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser said. “At Dollar General, Rob’s experience will help accelerate our digital strategy as we continue to focus on developing digital resources that can help our customers save time and money.”

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CVS Health supports cancer research with fourth year of in-store fundraiser

BY David Salazar

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is moving into year four of its fundraising campaign to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. The company on Monday announced the latest effort, taking place Oct. 29 through Nov. 19  at CVS Pharmacy location nationwide, allowing customers to donate $1, $3 or more at checkout or online.

“Just about everyone knows someone battling cancer and it affects our customers, colleagues, and communities every day,” CVS Health EVP and CVS Pharmacy president Helena Foulkes said. “As a purpose-driven company dedicated to helping people on their path to better health, we're proud to support Stand Up To Cancer as they accelerate groundbreaking research to help save more lives.”

The company is supporting this year’s efforts with in-store radio and marketing efforts featuring Stand Up To Cancer ambassador, Golden Globe-winning actress and “Blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross. The campaign also will feature a public service announcement created in partnership with comedy brand Funny or Die.

“I am honored to help raise awareness and funds for Stand Up To Cancer through CVS Health's fundraising campaign,” Ross said. “Cancer has touched so many of our lives, and I hope everyone will join me in helping make more cancer patients into survivors by donating in stores or online.”

Donations from the camnpaign will support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research model, which brings scientists from different institutions and disciplines together to translate their research from the lab to the patient. Previous efforts have supported targeted cancer therapies and immunotherapy advancement, the company said.

“Because of CVS Health's commitment to Stand Up To Cancer, we're able to make progress in increasing treatment options for patients and making advancements in the fight against cancer,” Stand Up To Cancer co-founder Sue Schwartz said. “We're are inspired by CVS Health's dedication to the health of their customers and are grateful to CVS Health and their customers for helping SU2C achieve our mission of making everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor.”

CVS Health also has partnered with Hallmark this year to bring to stores two exclusive card collections — Stand Up To Cancer and Laugh for the Health of it — that are aimed at supporting hope, health and happiness.

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