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Read our marketing case studies showcasing how our solutions help grocery and supermarkets succeed. 

Grocery Co-Op


Operating since 1974, a unique grocery co-op group with three locations in Wisconsin was looking to increase foot traffic and repeat visits to their ‘East’ location as they saw a decrease of business due to COVID-19.

Our Approach

  • Identified the client’s key geography targeting 21,266 households with the Impact Postcard and addressable geofencing (AGF) digital display ads at the end of May 2021.
  • Over 214,000 digital impressions delivered to those same households over a 10-day period.
  • Client utilized a strong offer of $10 off a purchase of $30 or more.
  • Tracked campaign results by monitoring website traffic, as well as foot traffic attribution.

The Results


Total postcard redemption


Redemption rate


Website visits


Return for every $1 spent on the campaign

Large Regional Grocery Chain


A large regional grocery chain decided to change their marketing strategy from newspaper and television to shared mail after a successful corporate mailing.

Our Approach

  • Saturated ZIP codes around store locations, reaching 150,000 households​
  • Utilized strong weekly offers plus gas and pharmacy offers on a Targeted Insert to drive traffic throughout the month
    • Free $25 gift card for new customer filling an/or transferring prescriptions
    • Mega Milk Mondays: 10 cents off per gallon for every gallon of milk purchased
    • Free 16 oz. garden salad with $10 purchase

The Results


Increase in sales with the Mspark Targeted Insert hit mailboxes

HY-VEE Grocery Case Study


HY-VEE was looking to increase traffic and ROI in 3 markets

Our Approach

  • Saturated 3 markets with a high visibility Wrap solution, reaching 83,303 households
  • Included aggressive coupon offers for select items with a minimum $5 purchase

The Results


coupons redeemed


received in sales for every $1 spent on advertising solution

Grocery Competitive Blunting Case Study


A grocery store was looking to increase consumer awareness, traffic and sales

Our Approach

  • Performed customer segmentation utilizing the client’s database
  • Identified their best customers and lifestyle traits to target
  • Created an actionable mailing solution to reach new and existing customers with an Impact
  • Postcard

The Results




directly generated in sales


larger basket size of customers who redeemed offers


increase in customer count

Did you know? 58% of grocery or supermarket customers have responded to an ad/coupon in the mailbox in the past 12 months. Our integrated Boost solutions work synergistically to lift response rates by up to 118% and conversion rates by up to 28%. Learn more about the latest grocery marketing trends and advertising opportunities on our grocery page. 

Sources: 2020 AudienceSCAN®, Millward Brown Print Campaign Analysis, Simplifi

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