Winn-Dixie launches online e-coupon program linked to loyalty card
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — "Click. Swipe. Save." That’s the slogan Winn-Dixie has coined as part of its launch of an online e-coupons program on Wednesday. The e-coupons program allows customers to load coupons directly onto their Winn-Dixie Reward Card for redemption in stores.
“In an uncertain economic climate, being able to save simply is paramount, which is why we designed the Winn-Dixie e-coupons program to serve our customers’ evolving needs by helping them earn great savings with a convenient, paperless and hassle-free experience,” stated Robert Onstead, senior manager of digital marketing at Winn-Dixie.
Shoppers go to Winn-Dixie.com/E-coupons to view coupons and can save as many as 99 coupons on their Reward Card. At checkout, the coupons are redeemed with a swipe of the Reward Card.
Verizon Communications elects Walgreens chief Greg Wasson to board
NEW YORK — Verizon Communications on Thursday elected Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, to the Verizon board of directors, effective March 1.
"Greg Wasson brings to Verizon an in-depth knowledge of the retail and healthcare industries," stated Lowell McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO. "He offers a unique perspective as the leader of a successful Fortune 50 company focused on innovation, traditional and nontraditional growth, operational and technical excellence, and multichannel integration. We welcome him as a valuable addition to our board."
Wasson will bring Verizon’s total board membership to 13.
Wasson also serves on the board of directors of Alliance Boots GmbH, in which Walgreens holds a 45% equity stake.
Wasson is board chairman for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and serves on the boards of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Consumer Goods Forum, among other organizations. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Business Council, the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the civic committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Among activities on behalf of various nonprofit organizations, he served as chairman for the Illinois chapter of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer.
Target January sales rise nearly 30%
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. reported net sales of nearly $6 billion in January, the company said Thursday.
The mass merchandise retailer reported sales of $5.97 billion, a 29.6% increase over the $4.6 billion reported in January 2012. Comps for the period, which ended Saturday, increased 3.1%.
"January comparable-store sales were in line with our expectations as guests responded to clearance prices on holiday inventory," Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said. "Our guests continue to shop with discipline in the face of a slow economic recovery and new pressures, including recent payroll tax increases. As a result, we remain focused on providing unbeatable value combined with a superior guest experience in both our stores and digital channels."
Sales for the quarter to date were $22.37 billion, a 6.8% increase over last year, while year-to-date sales were $71.96 billion, a 5.1% increase over last year.