Karen Raugust

Karen
Raugust
Articles
CALL TO ACTION 
Sales of prepaid long-distance calling cards in supermarkets are growing as the products are increasingly accepted by mainstream consumers. Supermarkets
UNTRIED CONNECTIONS 
Emerging prepaid products offer supermarkets the chance to offer grocery shoppers new services.Although few supermarkets have experimented with prepaid
HOT PROPERTIES? 
NEW YORK -- When it comes to investing in licensed properties this season, supermarket buyers will tread cautiously on rather uncertain ground.This follows
PERFECT PARTNERS 
Licensed snack food brands made into children's learning books that are merchandised in the cereal or candy aisle sounds like the perfect synergy between
FAIRVIEW HEALTHWISE CLINIC OPENS IN LUNDS UNIT 
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Lund Food Holdings, Edina, Minn., opened last week the Fairview Healthwise Clinic in its Lunds Uptown store, located in south Minneapolis.The
PREPAID OUTLOOK 
Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., and Ralph's Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., may be at the vanguard of the next big breakthrough in prepaid telecommunication
CURRENT TRENDS BODE WELL FOR PHONE CARD SALES 
A broad demographic demand, falling price points and industry consolidation are positive trends pushing prepaid telecommunications products to multibillion-dollar
LUND TEAMS WITH HEALTH PROVIDER ON WELLNESS 
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Lund Food Holdings, Edina, Minn., has launched one of the most comprehensive and integrated whole-health programs for the grocery
FUTURE IMPACT 
When it comes to anti-aging products, supermarkets are already feeling the effect of the baby boomer glut. This group is already dictating the direction
WILL SOCIAL-EXPRESSION PHONE CARDS BRING A RING? 
Prepaid calling cards that fall under the banner of social-expression cards -- including happy birthday or Merry Christmas -- comprise a gift segment
SECURING THE SALE 
Activation at the point-of-sale has allowed food retailers to move prepaid calling cards out of secured areas onto the main selling floor for increased
THE SALE SPIN 
Research shows that most people are first exposed to prepaid phone cards through giveaways. Such premiums have proved critical in promoting the concept
TAPPING LONGEVITY 
Through such nonfood concepts as Do-It-Yourself Health, supermarkets are tapping the 75 million people 37 to 53 years old who have one trait in common,
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