ECRM: Retail circular advertising trends, March 2013

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in March 2012 vs. March 2013 and noticed some common overall trends across top retail chains. Surprisingly the total number of pages per circular increased across the majority of retailers included in the study which shows that retailers are still focused heavily on their print circulars.

ECRM found several retailers including; CVS, Kmart, Meijer, Sears, and Target Stores increased the number of pages in their circular but decreased the number of ad blocks.  Such findings indicate these retailers are increasing the size of their ad blocks in an effort to make the products more visible to the consumer following the lead of retailers like Walgreens who revamped their feature print ad approach early last year.  

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