Meijer promotes two money-saving programs for 75th anniversary
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Meijer shoppers will receive gifts this summer, as the supercenter chain introduces two money-saving programs tied to its diamond anniversary.
From now through July 4, Meijer’s “75th Anniversary Bonus” program will award a coupon worth 5% off a shopper’s next grocery purchase when he or she spends $75 or more on general merchandise or apparel items. Up to four coupons (representing a 20% savings) can be combined and used for a future grocery purchase. The program runs through July 4; all coupons must be redeemed by July 11.
The other anniversary-themed promotion is Meijer’s “75th Anniversary Bucks Program” that grants instant-dollar savings for general merchandise items. The program will take $3 off any GM purchase of $14.75 or more, $5 off any GM purchase of $24.75 or more, $10 off $49.75 or more and $20 off any GM purchases of $99.75 or more.
The “75th Anniversary Bucks Program” will be held June 20 at all 189 Meijer stores, and again from July 1 to 4 at all stores.
“Both of these anniversary promotions represent our way of giving something back to our loyal shoppers,” said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO. “This is an exciting anniversary for us, and it’s only fitting that we share the celebration with our customers. There are many other events and promotions slated for our 75th anniversary this summer, but these two are focused on our long-standing and primary goal — saving our customers money.”
Meijer operates 189 supercenters throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Polaroid and Summit Global announce partnership
MINNEAPOLIS PLR IP Holdings LLC announced the completion of an exclusive five-year license agreement with the Summit Global Group to produce and distribute Polaroid-branded digital still cameras, digital video cameras, digital photo frames and Polaroid PoGo mobile products worldwide.
Prior to the partnership, Summit Global had been a trusted partner of the Polaroid brand for over eight years.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Summit Global as we move into a new era for the Polaroid brand,” said Scott W. Hardy, president of PLR IP Holdings, the entity that owns the Polaroid Brand. “Summit Global’s leadership in digital imaging is sure to uphold and exceed customer expectations as we re-launch our iconic brand into relevant new product categories.”
The partnership further develops and validates the strength of the Polaroid brand, and supports PLR IP Holdings’ strategic objective to diversify product category growth in established and emerging markets. It is anticipated that the agreement will generate over $1.3 billion in retail sales beginning 2009.
Fresh & Easy announces four new stores set to open this July
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced the grand opening of four California stores in Pasadena, Oxnard and Santa Barbara County set to open this July.
Based on customer feedback, Fresh & Easy announced it will be introducing over 1,000 new products to existing stores over the summer. Customers should expect to see more Fresh & Easy brand products, larger pack sizes, more national brands and exclusive new lines of national brand-quality products at low prices.
“As we have always done, we continue to listen and evolve to improve the shopping trip for customers. We’re hearing customers want to stretch their dollars even further, without compromising on quality,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO. “Particularly in this economy, we’re pleased we can open four additional stores in new neighborhoods while creating more than 80 high-quality jobs.”
Fresh & Easy currently operates 120 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada.