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PetSmart Gets 'Inspired'

PetSmart Gets 'Inspired' July 23, 2014

PetSmart is extolling the virtues of pet ownership through a massive "Inspired by Pets" campaign. The integrated effort kicked off with an "Inspiration Waggin'" bus tour…

Neutrogena Gets Its Kicks at Walgreens July 22, 2014

Walgreens is hosting an exclusive soccer-themed sweepstakes from Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena. Running June 29 through Aug. 2, the sweeps awards a trip to Los Angeles in September…

Abound Fits Right into CVS' New Labeling Program July 21, 2014

CVS/pharmacy launched a line of "healthier snacks" under its Gold Emblem private-label brand last month in tandem with a new food labeling program. The Gold Emblem Abound snack line…

Milk-Bone Makes a Call on Target's Pharmacy July 18, 2014

Target teamed with Big Heart Pet Brands to promote its own Pet Rx program and the manufacturer’s new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews. Shoppers who inquire about pet prescriptions at the pharmacy…

7-Eleven Goes All Out for Doritos Loaded July 17, 2014

7-Eleven pulled out all the marketing stops this month to launch Doritos Loaded, a food-service offering produced in conjunction with PepsiCo's Frito-Lay.…

PetSmart Explores Sales with National Geographic July 16, 2014

PetSmart has been heavily promoting an exclusive new collection of products for fish, reptiles and small pets marketed under a license from the National Geographic Society.…

P&G Helps Walmart Put America First July 15, 2014

Procter & Gamble backed up Walmart’s pledge to boost domestic product sourcing by spotlighting its own investment in U.S. jobs through a multi-faceted marketing campaign that launched ahead…

Walgreens Takes New Steps July 14, 2014

Walgreens gave its “Steps with Balance Rewards” program a facelift in June, changing the name and refreshing the program’s microsite. Now called “Balance Rewards for…

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Back haul allowance (BHA)

A fee charged by retailers to pick up shipments at the manufacturer's distribution center.

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ShopRite P&G 'Buy More, Save More' Feature

July 7, 2014 ShopRite P&G 'Buy More, Save More' Feature

ShopRite tied in to Procter & Gamble's July 6 brandSaver FSI event (see Related Articles) with a full-page feature in its concurrent circular that offered:

  • roughly $60 worth of “Club Size Savings” on products from Tide, Bounty, Febreze, Pampers, Swiffer, Dawn, Cascade, Charmin, Iams and Duracell.
  • a $10 mail-in rebate — through a "Back-to-School" Visa gift card — with $30 purchase of various P&G products. Shoppers redeem the offer by mail.

A&P P&G 'Household Essentials' Features

July 7, 2014 A&P P&G 'Household Essentials' Features

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.'s A&P, Waldbaum's, Superfresh and Pathmark chains tied in to Procter & Gamble's July 6 brandSaver event (see Related Articles) with features in weekly circulars offering store loyalty cardholders $10 off a future receipt (via checkout coupon) with purchase of $40 worth of Dawn, Mr. Clean, Downy, Puffs or Cascade.

CVS P&G '$10 Gas Card' Feature

July 7, 2014 CVS P&G '$10 Gas Card' Feature

Procter & Gamble earned the bulk of the front page in CVS/pharmacy's July 6 circular as the drugstore retailer trotted out a periodic promotion (see "CVS Turns Up ..." in Related Articles) that offers a $10 gas card with $30 purchase of eligible products from multiple manufacturers. Featured P&G brands included CoverGirl, Pampers, Secret, Gillette, Charmin, Bounty, Tide, Dawn, Puffs, Pantene, Crest, Glide and Duracell.

P&G Walmart 'brandSaver' Insert

July 7, 2014 P&G Walmart 'brandSaver' Insert

Walmart tied in to Procter & Gamble’s concurrent brandSaver FSI event (see Related Articles) with a stand-alone insert in July 6 newspapers. One side of the co-op ad touted Rollback prices on Tide, Bounty and Charmin. It also kicked off back-to-school season by directing consumers to find a custom pallet display in stores that merchandises Bounty and Puffs under Walmart’s “Save 4 School” theme.

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