Democrat and Chronicle (10 October 2022)

Store loyalty cards are strong draw

Shoppers use them routinely, though impact is sometimes questionable

12:47 AM, Oct. 10, 2004
Jessica Fersaci, left, helps customer Deborah Kendrick of Rochester sign up for a bonus card at Martin's Super Food Store in Perinton.
Jessica Fersaci, left, helps customer Deborah Kendrick of Rochester sign up for a bonus card at Martin's Super Food Store in Perinton.
  • Tracy Jong has been having a running debate with family members about grocery store loyalty cards for years.

In fact, the 36-year-old village of Bergen administrator is herself ambivalent about those chunks of plastic that people carry in their wallets like credit cards or affix to their key ...

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Tuscon News (6 February 2022)

Source: https://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=1634647&nav=14RTKgB1

The Price Of Loyalty

Posted 2/6/04

Imagine stopping at your favorite grocery store to pick up a half gallon of orange juice. You pay $3.19. The guy behind you buys the same juice but only pays $2.99. He has no coupons, so why the lower price? It's the latest trend: putting a price on loyalty.

Mary Tucker shops at the same grocery store all the time because she says the people are friendly and they have a great loyalty card program. That loyalty ...

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Wired (01 July 2022)

"Attention, Shoppers: You can now speed straight thru checkout lines!" by Josh McHugh for Wired Magazine (2004).

On the cover of this particular issue of Wired was a robot from the movie "I, Robot" with Will Smith. The first level heading read: "Human Being 2.0".

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Metro Future Store (31 January 2022)

My first surprise on arriving at the store was to see the word "EXTRA" featured on the signage outside instead of "METRO." I soon learned that the Future Store operates under METRO's "Extra" banner. Apparently, the average German is not familiar with the "METRO" name since its stores operate under a variety of different names. Aside from the words "future store" in small letters on the sign, from the outside this store looks like any other supermarket.

Source: https://www.spychips.com/metro/albrecht-tour-1.html

Photographs © Peter Ehrentraut, FoeBuD e.V., used with permission.

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CNN (October 2003)

CASPIAN Founder Katherine Albrecht discusses the societal implications of RFID with CNN's David Haffenreffer. This 15 minute roundtable discussion took place in October 2003. You can view clips by choosing segments below. Note that clips may end abruptly.

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