Cub joins CitrusAd’s Retail Media Network


Cub Foods unlocks the power of personalized shopping experiences through integration with CitrusAdretail media technology. The tech company will help the Twin Cities grocer deliver innovative advertising capabilities to CPG businesses.

The need for retail media increased as e-commerce sales skyrocketed over the past year, exceeding industry expectations and showing no signs of slowing. Many retailers have since joined together in CitrusAd’s growing e-commerce advertising network. Other grocers that are part of the network are Price Chopper and Wakefern Food Corp. as well as the ultra-fast delivery service Gopuff.

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Cub will leverage CitrusAd’s platform to deliver more personalized online shopping experiences based on buyer preferences and purchase history. Cub suppliers will also benefit from technology integration as Cub’s first-party real-time data from its website and loyalty program is combined with CitrusAd’s algorithms to identify buyer preferences and serve relevant sponsored product ads to optimize campaigns and waste advertising to reduce.

“Our collaboration with CitrusAd offers our supplier community a completely transparent, self-service platform for e-commerce marketing automation and personalization with clear ROI analyzes. Marketers have always looked for closed-loop analytics. We are very excited to offer CitrusAd’s direct measurement tool that clearly shows clicks from every ad campaign to shopping cart sales, ”said Chad Bersie, director of e-commerce at Cub.

“Strong data, leveraged in powerful and seamless ways, can always improve results,” added Brian DeCoveny, SVP Retail Media Partnerships for. added St. Petersburg, Florida-based CitrusAd. “By linking their first-party data with our technology, brands can connect with buyers in real time without compromising consumer privacy or security. “

The retail media move comes at an opportune time for Cub. The grocer announced last month that it had his Pick-up and delivery experience by working with Capstone logistics to bring groceries and liquor to Minnesota residents. Capstone uses a “MileZero” platform that optimizes route planning and synchronizes deliveries to multiple store customers and also shares delivery details in real time with the grocer and its buyers via a white label app.

Heard United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI), Stillwater, Minnesota-based Cub operates nearly 80 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois. Providence, RI based UNFI delivers a wide variety of products to customer locations across North America, including natural produce superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce retailers and food service customers. The largest publicly traded grocer in America, UNFI, is # 47 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2021 List of Leading Groceries and Consumables Retailers in North America.


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