April 22, 2016 (Orwigsburg, PA) — After surpassing its three-year sales goals in the first year on the market Yuengling’s Ice Cream is again experiencing record sales growth. This growth was fueled in part by proper retailer shelf placement of the Yuengling pint brand coupled with a coupon promotion that offered customers using the myGiant app at participating Giant stores a digital coupon on Yuengling’s Ice Cream pints beginning on March 18, 2016. This coupon was loaded directly onto their Giant Rewards card.
By offering a digital coupon without the need to clip coupons and eliminating the risk of forgotten or lost coupons, Yuengling’s Ice Cream has seen a 500% increase in sales rates versus physical coupons.
“The success of this partnership with Ahold’s digital coupon distribution has been overwhelming,” said David Yuengling, president of Yuengling’s Ice Cream. “We are thrilled with the consumer response and are currently ramping up production in order to meet the increasing demand.”
"We could not be more thrilled about the performance of our first ever Free-Day email offer,” said Matt Simon, vice president, loyalty & digital marketing, Ahold USA. “The partnership with Yuengling’s Ice Cream has been wonderful and because of the success here, Ahold USA plans to do many more of these in the future. Our digital program continues to grow and it is great to have partners like Yuengling’s Ice Cream on board."
“What we’re seeing is growing consumer demand to save time, save money, and find meal inspiration on a convenient mobile shopping tool,” said Bob Carlson, chief operating officer of Yuengling’s Ice Cream. “Of particular benefit to Yuengling’s Ice Cream is the use of available data and the consumer insight that drives these promotions. Based on the sales success of this promotion and gleaned data consumers should be looking for more digital coupon offers in the near future.”
Ahold is the parent company of Giant; Stop & Shop; Martin’s; and Peapod, the nation’s leading online grocery shopping and delivery service.
About Yuengling's Ice Cream
Yuengling's Ice Cream, based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is a family-owned business dating back to 1920. All of its flavors of all-natural super-premium ice cream are kosher, PA Preferred, and adhere to the highest quality standards. Ever mindful of the community, Yuengling's Ice Cream donates at least three percent of its profits to charitable organizations. For more information, visit YuenglingsIceCream.com.