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    Meijer Offers Free Wi-Fi

    Meijer is now offering Wi-Fi capability in all its stores, making it easier for customers to access their mPerks accounts as well as the Meijer mobile app.

    "Our customers are relying on digital tools more than ever as they shop, which is why we're constantly providing them with resources to enhance their shopping experience," said Michael Ross, VP of customer marketing and emerging technology. "And, now with free Wi-Fi in our stores, we're offering an additional cost savings because our customers no longer have to use their data plans while shopping."

    According to Meijer, growth in its mPerks digital coupon program has been steep, surpassing 2 million subscribers last month – just one year after hitting the 1 million subscriber milestone. In December alone, the program generated more than 129,000 new members, nearly 31 million clipped offers, and $12.6 million in savings issued to customers. The program has a redemption rate up to four times higher than the national average.

    The retailer attributes the program's success to a variety of recent enhancements, including a new mPerks website; personalized, baby and pharmacy rewards; and offers bundled by theme that have created new ways for the customer to save.

    The Wi-Fi investment also helps the nearly 650,000 Meijer mobile app users to conveniently manage their entire shopping trip. The Meijer app is available as a free download for iPhone and Android through the App Store and the Android Market, and has many popular features, including:

    • View and clip digital coupons with the mPerks program
    • Create and check off items on a shopping list
    • Browse sale items and save to shopping list
    • Earn total purchase savings from Personalized, Pharmacy and Baby Reward programs
    • Receive maps to a nearby Meijer store
    • Search and find products on a store map

    "We're pleased that so many of our customers are taking advantage of the time- and money-saving resources we have in place," Ross said. "We're dedicated to finding solutions to enhance their shopping experience."

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
     

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