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Yes, sure. It would also be interesting to push the large chains to release the information they collect under the guise of 'bonus cards'.

They not only can attach that data to individuals and thus to demographics, but it is also tracked by the hour.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Nov 20th, 2006 at 02:58:31 PM EST
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I'm wondering how my local mart is reacting to the data that is pouring in now that we have Costco.  Many items are more than 20% cheaper at the new big box than at safeway (a slightly smaller box).  And the service is better so "loyalty" is out the window.

I do know our gas stations are starting to squeal.  At first with Costco at $2.79 they were still holding to $3.09.  Not anymore.  Down to 2.89 and fading.  6-8 big high speed fueling stations has to be really taking a big market share.

by HiD on Tue Nov 21st, 2006 at 04:22:09 AM EST
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