Wine.com expands efforts to innovate and leverage technology to enhance consumers experience with new website and mobile App

San Francisco, CA,, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has raised $15M from existing investors to capitalize on accelerating growth.  The profitable etailer, now over $100M in annual revenue, grew 25% in the quarter ending June 30, double its 5-year average annual growth rate.  Simultaneously, the company is announcing two major new releases:

  • New Website – Released last week, Wine.com’s new website offers a modern, streamlined design with easier filtering capabilities, more granular geographic regions and varietals, enhanced wine and winery content, and a consistent feature set and user experience across all device types — computer, tablet and phone.
  • New Mobile App – Recently released in the Apple App Store, Wine.com’s new mobile app has quickly achieved a 5 star rating, making it the top rated wine app. The app includes a new label scanner, an enhanced wine database, live chat wine experts and all the purchasing capability of Wine.com’s full website.

The company attributes its accelerating growth to improvements in its customer experience, including:

  • Biggest Selection – The Wine.com selection has doubled again to over 17,000 wines and counting — 15 times the average specialty wine store and 30 times the average grocery store – exposing customers to wine from all regions, varietals and price points.
  • Live Chat Service – Wine.com is unique in offering live chat wine experts, non-commissioned and based in San Francisco and New York, available 7 days/week to help customers discover new wine with confidence.
  • Convenient Delivery – Customers have the option of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens locations for local pickup on their schedule, especially helpful due to the adult signature requirement.
  • Great Value – Competitive prices, frequent promotions and StewardShip – unlimited shipping for an annual $49 membership fee – provide customers with compelling value.

“Wine.com’s rapid growth is a clear indication that the company is aligned with emerging trends in the beverage alcohol space,” said Danny Brager, Senior Vice President, Beverage Alcohol Practice at Nielsen. “As the wine market continues to shift online, Wine.com is tapping into key growth areas such as e-commerce and mobile, alongside the rising influence of millennials – critical components for today’s $33.6 billion U.S. wine market1.”

“It’s still very early in the game,” said Rich Bergsund, Wine.com CEO.  “With this capital, we can expand our efforts to innovate and leverage technology to help consumers discover and buy great wine.  We’ve sold and shipped nearly a billion dollars worth of wine to date, but we feel like a startup, hungry to earn the trust of customers of all ages and levels of wine knowledge.”

1 According to Nielsen-measured Off Premise and On Premise channels in the U.S.

About Wine.com
Wine.com is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week. With multiple distribution centers and the most sophisticated retail wine fulfillment network in the United States, Wine.com delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens local pick-up sites.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.  Just launched, the Wine.com iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go.  Wine.com’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here.  Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.  For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.wine.com.

Press Contact:
If you’d like to discuss the new Wine.com with its management team, please contact Gwendolyn Osborn to set up an appointment:
Gwendolyn@wine.com

Source: Wine.com

Kroger Stories to highlight its great people, innovative projects, and ideas in new website

CINCINNATI, 2017-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (March 28, 2017) launched a new website, www.krogerstories.com.

“We believe customers, associates and other stakeholders are increasingly making decisions about where to shop, where to work, and who shares their values based on how well they understand the ways a company makes a difference for their people, communities and the planet,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “And in this equation, we believe that stories – credible, authentic, human stories – matter more than perhaps anything else.”

The new website features a variety of voices – produced by both freelancers and Kroger associates – sharing stories about Kroger’s great people, innovative projects, and the ideas that are changing the way we eat, drink, and think about food. The multi-media site will feature long and short-form written content as well as video and photographic storytelling.

“On any given day, nearly half a million Kroger associates are doing incredible work. We get a fresh chance to make personal connections, to lift people up and lighten their load,” said Ann Reed, vice president of Customer 1st Promise. “Krogerstories.com is designed to elevate these unique stories and share the difference our wonderful associates make for our customers, communities and each other.”

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Contact:

Keith Dailey
Director, Media Relations/Corporate Communications
Office: 513-762-1304
Cell: 513-257-4955
Email: keith.dailey@kroger.com

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

The Wedding Dress Factory Outlet Launches New Website For Anna Sorrano

The Wedding Dress Factory Outlet has recently launched a website for the bridal collection by Anna Sorrano. Showcasing the stunning yet affordable wedding dresses and also providing information about both the designer and the wedding gowns.

Anna Sorrano wedding dresses are available exclusively through the Wedding Dress Factory Outlet in Leicestershire. Working to ensure that every bride-to-be can afford their dream wedding dress, this off-the-peg collection of contemporary bridalwear manages to be budget-friendly, while still remaining a high quality, top-end designer gown. With the focus on creating elegant, chic, timeless bridalwear collections with modern styling and superb attention to detail, Anna Sorrano wedding dresses will make any bride feel like a princess on her wedding day.

Anna Sorrano and the Wedding Dress Factory Outlet have worked together to deliver a website that displays the wedding dresses to their best advantage. Stunning photography combining black and white images with splashes of colour draws the eye to the gowns and allows each bride to imagine how she will look in her wedding photographs. This website allows this unique collection to reach the wider audience it deserves.

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