Inmar Acquires Reach | Influence Marketing Analytics Company Focused on the Shopper Experience

Inmar announced today that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based reach | influence, a marketing analytics company focused on powering the shopper experience to leverage retail shopper data to increase sales. The acquisition builds on a five-year partnership between the companies to deliver tools, technology and related services for independent grocers to serve consumers everywhere they shop.

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2016 Top 50 Small Chains and Independents

2016 Top 50

Independents rule: 2016 Top 50 list

SN’s annual list of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents has several new faces this year, after four of last year’s companies moved up to SN’s Top 75 Retailers and Wholesalers in the U.S. and Canada. The list also features several of reach|influence’s very own clients! Read more about it HERE.

Congratulations especially go out to Natural Grocers, Martin’s Super Markets, Harmons, and Mars Super Markets for making the list! View the whole list here.

Natural Grocers expects sales increase

{N}power by Natural Grocers

sales increase

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said Thursday it anticipates substantial sales increase as it is able to bring more customers into its loyalty program which is run by reach|influence.

Kemper Isely, co-president of the Lakeland, Colo.-based chain, said the company is beginning to aggressively market its {N}power customer appreciation program at its registers — signing up about 1,000 people per day as it rolls the program out to more stores, with a goal of enrolling approximately 200,000 customers by April. Read more about it HERE.

[ri] Receives Owler’s ‘Hot in 2015’ Award

Owler HOT in 2015: Reach Influence

 

We are excited to announce that reach | influence has won a HOT IN 2015 AWARD in the Marketing Services sector from Owler (out of over 11 million companies)! See our company profile HERE.

Owler’s HOT in 2015 winners are chosen using several different metrics, including data collected from community and company profile interest. [ri] currently has one of Owler’s most popular and trending company profiles! Yay us!

reach | influence Works with NCR to Help Independent Retailers Improve Shopper Engagement

(Detroit, MI) – reach | influence (reach), a leader in loyalty and digital coupon solutions for the small / midmarket
retailers, announced today that they have established a new business relationship with NCR
Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. Together, they will offer retailers a
comprehensive turnkey solution that combines best-in-class loyalty systems with program expertise,
services and additional technology.
 
reach provides a loyalty solution today that includes technology, services and program management
expertise to build shopper engagement programs that help retailers increase sales. reach has now joined
the NCR Interact Global Partner Program, and alongside NCR has developed a program to sell, implement
and manage NCR loyalty solutions. Additionally, reach provides a digital coupon solution that is already
NCR certified. The powerful and versatile combination of NCR loyalty solutions and reach’s complementary
technology and services enables retailers to quickly and easily introduce marketing and loyalty
management solutions combined with digital coupons to its customers.
 
“By becoming part of the NCR Interact Global Partner Program and integrating our current solutions with
their innovative loyalty solutions, we now combine all our experience and expertise with world-class
technology right at the point of sale. This relationship facilitates a richer engagement for shoppers helping
to grow our retail clients’ businesses,” said Eric Green, chief executive officer at reach | influence.
“Together, we have marquee clients already underway and look forward to building on all the momentum.”
 
NCR loyalty solutions empower retailers to create highly customized marketing and promotional campaigns
to continuously engage their customers. NCR’s Connected Loyalty and Advanced Marketing Solution (AMS)
systems are comprehensive, flexible offer management platforms, utilizing data from multiple sources to
deliver highly targeted promotions and incentives that drive loyalty.
 
“Digital channels and promotions have become a powerful way for retailers of all types and sizes to
enhance shopper engagement resulting in increased sales,” said Jim Yantis, senior manager, global
channel solution management at NCR. “Through our relationship with reach | influence, retailers of all sizes
now have access to a complete, turnkey loyalty solution utilizing best-in-class technology and services that
would have been difficult, if not impossible, for retailers to acquire and manage on their own.”
 
About NCR
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday
interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of
services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality,
telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your
life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180
countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

3 Things To Consider For Your Digital Program – WHITE PAPER

According to the NCH 49th Annual review, paperless coupon redemption has grown by nearly 130% in 2013. Digital formats accounted for less than 1% of all coupons distributed. Even though digital coupon distribution accounted for such a mere fraction of all distribution, digital formats account for slightly more than 10% of the market redemption volume. This can be attributed to high shopper engagement in these programs.

With a growing interest in digital coupon programs from consumers, many retailers are beginning to explore the start of a digital cadence. Below are a couple of things to consider when exploring how Digital Coupons can play a role in your business:

1. WHAT ARE YOUR DIGITAL COUPON PROGRAM OBJECTIVES?

2. HOW DO YOU GET YOUR SHOPPERS SIGNED UP?

3. DO YOU HAVE TIME TO DEDICATE?

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[ri] Moves to the Heart of Detroit

Retail analytics firm ‘reach | influence’ has recently relocated their corporate headquarters to the Madison Building in Detroit, MI, the epicenter of Detroit’s thriving technology scene.

“We are excited to be part of what is happening in Detroit. The vision, passion and energy are contagious and will help our company continue to grow,” said ‘reach | influence’ CEO Eric Green. “Everyone in the city is full of determination, grit and tenacity; characteristics proudly at the foundation of the reach | influence culture.”

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We’ve Moved!

reach | influence has found their new home in the heart of The D! Stay tuned for more on this exciting journey…

 

2014 was a great year for [ri]!

June 2014:
reach | influence implements smart-selection coupon pages for all digital coupons. In addition to shopper-based personalization, digital coupons in email and on shopper landing page are sorted based on issuer: retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer / CPG.

June 13, 2014:
Mars Super Markets signs contract with reach | influence for full-service engagement program. Mars is a 17 store chain based out of Baltimore, MD.

Nov 2014:
Kami Ross is promoted to Director, Business Operations.

Dec 16, 2014:
reach | influence receives certification from Centego to mediate rewards from POS to pump.

Dec 30, 2014: 
reach | influence completes transition to world-class email & messaging platform, Exact Target, as a FREE upgrade to all retailers.

Jan 5, 2015:
reach | influence hires Bethany Schafer as Program Manager. She brings a wealth of marketing and retail experience, having most recently worked for 3.5 years as Marketing Manager for Neiman’s Family Market, a Michigan-based grocery chain.

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