The shopping loyalty app started out partnering with brands to offer savings to consumers regardless of where they purchase a product. Now, it’s also teaming up with specific retailers — most recently, Albertsons Cos., which owns more than 2,220 grocery stores across the country including chains like Safeway and Jewel-Osco — to offer discounts on a range of items throughout stores.
“Expanding our business model to include retail partners is the next step in the evolution of Fetch Rewards as we work to maximize the value and savings we deliver for our shoppers,” Fetch Rewards chief growth officer Jason Marker said in a June 8 press release.
Fetch has partnerships with more than 500 brands including Molson Coors Beverage Co., General Mills Inc., PepsiCo Inc., Conagra Brands Inc., L’Oréal and The Hershey Co. It plans to add more retail partners, as well as partnerships with restaurants and gas stations, according to comments earlier this month by Fetch Rewards founder Wes Schroll at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference.
On the restaurant front, Fetch has partnerships with KFC, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Panera Bread, Schroll said. Looking ahead to the coming years, Schroll said Fetch will expand into electronics and apparel, and it expects to launch internationally in 2022.
“We believe that saving in an easy and fun way is not unique to the U.S.,” Schroll said.