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Retail Radar: Readying for Summer with Savings

Recent retail news includes Walmart bringing back a popular pet service for loyalty members.
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Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated retailer profiles, which can be found here. Memorial Day weekend is typically the unofficial launch of summer (or Victoria Day, for Canada), and along with that retailers are rolling out promotions for seasonal savings and new ad campaigns. Click on the headlines to read more.

Kroger Keeps Costs Down

The grocer is curating affordable holiday menu suggestions and touting price reductions on summer essentials that include its Own Brands as well as national offerings such as Hillshire Farms' Ball Park Franks and Edgewell's Banana Boat sunscreens.

Asda: Serious About Summer

The U.K. retailer launched a new ad campaign driving home Asda's playful side as well as how it's a swell spot to get all those seasonal essentials. 

Target Deal Drops

The retailer is trimming prices on thousands of items — including national brands as well as private labels — marked by red tags in-store, online and on the app. 

Home Depot Aids Military

The home improvement retailer recently launched a Military Movers Hub, a one-stop shop with checklists, DIY tips, truck rentals and links to buy necessities. 

Walmart Adds Pet Perk

Three-fourths of Walmart+ members are pet owners, and following a successful 2023 pilot, the retailer is bringing back Pawp veterinary telehealth services for its loyalty program participants. 

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