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Shopkick in the news

Inflation is coming for Thanksgiving dinner, making it more expensive than ever this year

CNBC

11/05/2021

Study: Supply chain, shipping issues could boost in-store holiday shopping

Chain Store Age

10/21/2021

Santa tell me, when will my order arrive? Shopper run into shortages

Bizwomen

10/20/2021

A Cash Back Credit Card Welcome Bonus Can Help Maximize Your Holiday Savings...

TIME

10/15/2021

Online Retail ETFs to Gain From Holiday Shopping Craze

Yahoo!

10/12/2021

How to Start Preparing for the 2021 Holiday Season Now

AdWeek

10/08/2021

Delta Variant Quells Consumer Confidence

WWD

8/26/2021

Research Reveals Impact of Pandemic, Delta Outbreak on Consumer Behavior

Yahoo!

8/20/2021

Survey: Shoppers still headed to stores — but taking precautions

Chain Store Age

8/20/2021

More Proof the Consumer Is Back: Survey Suggests Increases in Early, In-Person Holiday Shopping

Yahoo!

8/11/2021

Ready Or Not, COVID-19 Variants Create Hybrid Early Holiday Shopping Model

Media Post

8/06/2021

Six in 10 consumers say pandemic permanently changed their shopping habits

Biz Journals

8/05/2021

Study: Consumers will shop early this holiday season

Chain Store Age

8/05/2021

Survey: Customers want to return to stores, safely

Chain Store Age

7/29/2021

Rethinking The Role Of The Physical Store

Forbes

7/27/2021

Moburst Won at Effective Digital Marketing Awards

Moburst

7/11/2021

2021 Effective Digital Marketing Awards winners revealed

MobileMarketing

7/09/2021

Pent-Up Demand and Longer Selling Season Poised to Fuel a B-T-S Sales Blowout

Footwear News

6/28/2021

Infographic: LGBTQ+ Consumers Look for Genuine Brand Support That Outlasts Pride Month

AdWeek

6/21/2021

Consumers feel ready to spend

Drug Store News

6/14/2021

Survey: Americans are ready to spend on some fun

Chain Store Age

6/14/2021

The Ultimate Guide to Earning Money on Shopkick [2021]

Finance Buzz

6/13/2021

83% Of Americans Are Belt Tightening Due To Inflation Pressures

Forbes

5/24/2021

Mother's Day In-Person Plans. Travel Up From Last Year, Microsoft And Shopkick Data Show

MediaPost

4/26/2021

Most consumers plan to shop in-store for Mother's Day

Chain Store Age

4/21/2021

Shopkick Announces Nationwide Scavenger Hunt, Rewarding Consumers With Millions of ‘Kicks’

Yahoo!

4/12/2021

Singapore-based retail analytics company Trax raises $640M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BlackRock

Tech Crunch

4/7/2021

Pandemic turns more into conscientious consumers, poll finds

Business Journal

3/26/2021

Vaccinations Do Not Mark the End of Americans' COVID Shopping Behaviors: What Retailers Need to Know

MyTotalRetail

3/26/2021

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Shopkick finds consumer focus on safety, financial health & social justice here to stay

FoodNavigator-USA

3/22/2021

Survey: How does COVID-19 affect shopping habits one year later?

Chain Store Age

3/22/2021

Strengthening Customer Loyalty with Data

MarketScale

2/23/2021

As 'Appointment Retailing' Use Cases Expand, More Brands See Value

Retail TouchPoints

2/18/2021

How 2020 Shaped Consumer Behavior: Key Insights for 2021

Total Retail

2/10/2021

What The Future Of Black Friday Looks Like

Forbes

9/29/2020

US retailers get their own Singles Day

Chain Store Age

9/25/2020

Consumer Shopping Habits During the COVID-19 Crisis

MyTotalRetail

4/6/2020

COVID-19 upends how we shop

NRF

3/31/2020

76% of Consumers Say Pandemic Fears Driving Changes in Shopping Behavior

Value Penguin

3/26/2020

Despite Crisis, Most Consumers Are Not Shopping More Online: Study

Media Post

3/23/2020

Leftovers: Cap'n Crunch pancakes will beat the breakfast blues; SweeTarts Ropes lasso fruity flavor

FoodDive

3/13/2020

What’s in Store? Gen Zers

MyTotalRetail

2/3/2020

The Future of Retail

Authority Magazine

1/27/2020

Frosted Flakes, Oreos find a new market shelf life, analysts say

FoxB

1/8/2020

In-Store Shopping Remains Valuable to Consumers

Yahoo

1/6/2020

Shopkick: Top shopping trends for 2020

ChainStorage

1/2/2020

Social Shopping? Meh, according to Shopkick Survey

eCommerce Bytes

1/2/2020

Shoppers Plan To Use Mobile For In-Store Buying: Study

MediaPost

1/2/2020

How Instagram's Resident "Queen of Frugal" Saves Money During The Holidays

Rachael Ray Shows

12/9/2019

What Retailers Need to Know About the Holiday Shopping Season

MyTotalRetail

10/18/2019

Maybe Malls Aren't Dead After All

Fool

10/9/2019

The mall wants you to know: its death has been greatly exaggerated

Biz Journal

10/3/2019

With tariffs looming, shoppers say they'll adjust spending

GroceryDive

8/6/2019

How New Tariffs Will Impact American Consumers

Business News Daily

8/5/2019

Survey: How popular are mobile devices with holiday shoppers?

ChainStoreAge

7/25/2019

Phoning In The Holiday: Most Shoppers Will Research Purchases On Mobile

MediaPost

7/24/2019

10 Apps That Will Help You Save Money On Your Next Shopping Trip

Society19

7/17/2019

Trax acquires Shopkick app to merge in-store shelf and shopper data

MarketingDive

6/25/2019

Singapore's Trax Acquires U.S. Retail Rewards App Shopkick

Bloomberg

6/24/2019

4 Savvy Ways to Earn Cash and Rewards By Saving Your Receipts

WomansWorld

6/5/2019

National Pretzel Day brings twisted freebies and deals Friday from Auntie Anne's and more

USA Today

4/26/2019

How Dixie drove 99% completion rate for mobile in-store videos

MarketingDive

4/23/2019

Making these 8 tiny money changes can put up to $8,600 back into your savings account this year

CNBC

4/4/2019

5 Easy Ways to Get an Extra Discount at Walmart

MSN

3/29/2019

4 Surprising Places Money is Hiding in Your Life

Oprah

3/28/2019

Unilever Leverages Image Technology

PathtoPurchaseIQ

2/25/2019

5 easy ways to save money using your smartphone

TheWeek

2/19/2019

Schwarzkopf sees 96% video completion rate on in-store mobile videos

MarketingDive

2/11/2019

Looking to stretch your budget? Bargainista Kelly Tyko shares her top five ways to save

TCPalm

1/25/2019

How to Reshape Your Money Mindset

US News

1/18/2019

Five Martech and Adtech Trends to Watch in 2019

RampUp

1/15/2019

15 Ways to Make Money Off Your Holiday Shopping

Yahoo

12/24/2018

11 Ways to Get Free Stuff

NerdWallet

11/30/2018

Go to the mall or buy from your phone? More shoppers this holiday season are going mobile

CNBC

11/25/2018

Consumer Reports’ top 5 Black Friday shopping tips

Fox business

11/23/2018

Pulling An All Nighter For Black Friday Might Sound Wild, But Here's Who's Most Likely To Do It

EliteDaily

11/15/2018

Shopkick: An Innovative Customer Rewards Program Helping Retailers and Brands Launch Products, Increase Sales...

CardRates

10/19/2018

Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2018

CR

10/12/2018

4 Free Apps That Earn You Rewards for the Least Effort

USNews

10/9/2018

Back-to-school shopping! Tips to save you time, money and your sanity

USA Today

8/14/2018

10 Tips For Showcasing Your Brand In A Brick-And-Mortar Store

Forbes

8/3/2018

4 Free Apps That Can Earn You Extra Cash

NY-Times

2/13/2018

33 Apps that will save you money

Time

2/12/2018

These Money Saving Apps Will Help You Earn, Save and Get Cash Back

AppAdvice

2/1/2018

10 Free Apps That Are Changing the Shopping Game

Redbook

1/18/2018

How to Earn Money Online

U.S.News

1/18/2018

How to make big money by saving receipts in 2018

USAToday

1/17/2018

Here’s How Geofencing Helps Brick-and-Mortar Stores Compete in an Increasingly Digital World

ADWEEK

12/11/2017

Black Friday deal apps can save you money and time

USAToday

11/22/2017

The Art of the Online Discount

Consumer Reports

10/26/2017

Driving the future of mobile shipping Shopkick

The Silicon Review

10/1/2017

Shopkick Lets You Earn Shopping Rewards Without the Extra Effort

Life Hacker

9/27/2017

eBay hops on Shopkick’s first push into e-commerce

DigitalCommerce360

8/15/2017

Shopkick Now Rewards Users For Shopping On Mobile Devices

RetailTouchPoints

8/7/2017

Shopkick adds mobile browsing rewards

FierceRetail

8/4/2017

How digital ads drive in-store shopping

Vator

7/28/2017

These 7 Grocery Store Hacks Will Help You Save MAJOR Cash

Brit

6/7/2017

11 Apps That Help You Make Money & Are Worth Checking Out

Bustle

6/7/2017

31 Foolproof Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill

Wisebread

6/7/2017

Using Technology to Deliver the ‘Endless Aisle’

Consumergoods

5/22/2017

In An Ecommerce World, Retailers And CPGs Learn To Love Their Stores

AdExchanger

5/1/20117

Shopkick extends mobile rewards app into grocery stores

MobileMarketer

4/12/2017

Shopkick’s rewards shopping app expands to grocery stores

TechCrunch

4/11/2017

Micro Center Rolling Out Beacons At All 25 Locations

Geomarketing

2/28/2017

Can the Shopkick app help traditional groceries do battle with e-tailers?

FoodDive

2/16/2017

Grocers Have A New Tool For Driving Traffic

Retail Leader

2/16/2017

Fragrance Outlet deploys beacons at its stores

Internet Retailer

9/29/2016

New York & Company seeks greater personalized customer engagement through new partnership

Loyalty360

8/1/2016

Fashion Retailer New York & Company Plans To Lift Sales With Shopkick Rewards

Geomarketing

7/27/2016

NY&Co rings up in-store traffic with wide-scale beacon deployment

MobileCommerce

7/27/2016

Shopkick, The Pokémon Go Of Shopping Apps

AdExchanger

7/15/2016

The 7 best apps for getting discounts and free stuff

Business Insider

6/29/2016

How Mobile Devices Close the Gap Between Physical and Digital Shops

emarketer

5/4/2016

Macy's The Merchant Is Innovative And Alive

Forbes

5/2/2016

Marketers: Personalization will become a science this year

VentureBeat

1/24/2016

Smartphones deals turn store shoppers into buyers

TimesUnion

12/12/2015

Beacon-based Rewards App Shopkick Helped Drive 1.17M Store Visits On Black Friday

GeoMarketing

12/2/2015

Vanity's Shopkick Partnership Rewards Shoppers for Simply Entering the Store

Apparel

11/11/2015

Beacons unlock real-time mobile research: are you ready to connect?

Clickz

10/12/2015

Turnover turbo for shops

Across

10/5/2015

Shopkick Achieves Tremendous Digital Customer Engagement for Major Brands

Loyalty360

9/9/2015

Shopkick doubles to 15m members in 1 year

WiseMarketer

9/9/2015

Shopkick: We’ve Driven 33 Million Store Visits (So Far) In 2015

GeoMarketing

9/3/2015

Shopkick Beacons: 25 Big Retailers, 300 Brands

MediaPost

9/3/2015

Shopkick’s beacon results suggest shoppers care about promotions, not information

MobileComm

9/2/2015

5 Ways To Get Free Coupons Through Apps, Because Paying Full Price Is Totally Overrated

Bustle

7/15/2015

Life on demand: Apps that can save you time–and money

Pix11

6/30/2015

Macy's Embraces a 'Digical' World

Adage

5/13/2015

36 Free Beauty Apps You Need to Download Now

Popsugar

5/9/2015

Behold, the Perfect App for Those Who Hate Online Shopping

Observer

4/29/2015

2 huge challenges for Silicon Valley startups

iMedia

4/8/2015

Shopkick expands beacon in-store marketing with white label solution

MobileComm

4/8/2015

ShopperTrak and Shopkick announce game-changing retail partnership

Market Watch

4/7/2015

This is how you'll shop on Apple Watch

Yahoo

3/20/2015

Beacons shine in more stores

RetailDive

3/5/2015

JCPenney finds in-store mobile is right fit for Cinderella promotion

MobileComm

2/17/2015

Shopkick VP: Get Customer Attention Pre-Store

psfk

1/16/2015

Holiday apps to help you with your shopping

Kgns

12/9/2015

5 shopping apps to delete your holiday stress

hlntv

12/9/2014

Apps to Make Your Holiday Shopping a Breeze This Year!

theiphonemom

12/9/2014

Traffic shifted in this year's 'Thanksgiving effect'

FierceRetail

12/9/2014

Turns Out Not Everybody Wants to Go Shopping on Thanksgiving

Racked

12/2/2014

Free Apps Essential to Surviving Black Friday

Popsugar

12/2/2014

Great apps and sites for your holiday shopping

cbsnews

11/27/2014

Don’t venture out into the Black Friday bedlam without these essential apps

digitaltrends

11/26/2014

Find the best deals with these holiday shopping apps

foxb

11/25/2014

Black Friday 2014 deals: 9 free apps for smart holiday shopping

Syracuse

11/25/2014

Best Apps For Holiday Shoppers

Forbes

11/7/2014

Shopkick Expands into First International Market; Five of Germany's Largest Retailers Launch...

prnewswire

10/23/2014

Shopkick's iBeacons Brought in $1B in Sales for Its Retail Partners

Bostinno

10/15/2014

Shopkick Beaconing: $500 Million in 12 Months

MediaPost

10/15/2014

American Eagle Outfitters Says Beacons are Driving Better Sales

Retail

10/15/2014

Following Acquisition, Shopkick Posts Some Big Numbers

StreetFight

10/15/2014

Bookatable Tests Foodies’ Appetite For iBeacons In UK, Shopkick Passes 7,500 Beacons

TechCrunch

10/15/2014

American Eagle Outfitters Lures Customers into Fitting Rooms with Help of Beacons

WashingtonP

10/15/2014

Shopkick acquired amid growing importance of beacon-enabled shopping

MobileComm

9/30/2014

SK Telecom acquires shopkick: memorable journey with a great entrepreneur

kpcb

9/29/2014

Shopkick acquired by SK Planet

wwd

9/29/2014

Shopkick bought for $200 million

MediaPost

9/28/2014

Mobile shopping leaders SK Planet and Shopkick to join forces; acquisition will create the global mobile shopping...

kpcb

9/27/2014

SK Telecom agrees to acquire Shopkick

wsj

9/27/2014

Macy's aims to become retail tech powerhouse with latest moves

Fortune

9/24/2014

Why Macy's has new initiatives and gains hip customers

Forbes

9/22/2014

Macy's to roll out beacon technology in all stores this fall

Bostinno

9/15/2014

Macy’s preps beacon spree with Shopkick

GeoMarketing

9/15/2014

Macy's rolls out retail's largest beacon installation

zdnet

9/15/2014

These companies reward you for being yourself

abcnews

7/25/2014

The 20 fash-tech companies that will change the way you shop

SFGate

7/15/2014

In five years, iBeacon/Bluetooth Low Energy device market to reach 60 million devices

TechCrunch

7/8/2014

Wine + tech: three right ways that wine brands engage online

Forbes

7/3/2014

The race for right now: how to build a real-time commerce app

thenextweb

7/3/2014

The $30M app that rewards you for just browsing

Forbes

7/2/2014

L’Oreal & Shopkick explore how brands can benefit from the sharp rise of consumer traffic on mobile

Venturebeat

6/24/2014

Big bang disruption: the end (and the beginning) of financial services

Forbes

6/17/2014

9 ways mobile rewards can increase brick-and-mortar sales

iMedia

6/17/2014

Solving the problem: Shopkick CEO and co-founder on how to turn an idea into a company

DishDaily

5/22/2014

8 cool ways shopping is improving technology

DailyFinance

5/6/2014

Shopkick founder pushes retail’s limits

BizJournals

5/2/2014

These are the 8 best mobile shopping apps, period

VentureBeat

3/28/2014

Apple's iBeacon signals turning point for mobile engagement

CNN Money

2/28/2014

Retailers are using mobile apps to drive up sales

LA times

2/28/2014

10 apps and sites that will save you money

Time

2/20/2014

Shopkick users have earned $25M in rewards, scanned 70M products, and viewed 4B offers

VentureBeat

2/13/2014

Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone

NY Times

1/30/2014

America's most promising companies

Forbes

1/22/2014

Shopkick testing iBeacons in 100 American Eagle locations in largest roll out yet

9to5mac

1/16/2014

Retail CEOs reveal top goals for 2014

Forbes

1/16/2014

Shopkick expands iBeacon trial to 100 American Eagle Outfitters stores

Gigaom

1/16/2014

Shopkick starts 100-store iBeacon trial for American Eagle, biggest apparel rollout yet

TechCrunch

1/16/2014

Apple's iBeacon expands to 100 American Eagle stores

TheVerge

1/16/2014

How iBeacons could change the world forever

Washington Post

1/7/2014

Sports Authority taps Shopkick for in-store activation nationwide

MobileComm

12/23/2013

Apple's iBeacon expands to 100 American Eagle stores

Retail

12/20/2013

Sports Authority gets in the mobile check-in game with Shopkick

internetretail

12/19/2013

4 reasons why apple’s iBeacon is about to disrupt interaction design

Wired

12/11/2013

Mobile shopping app use grows on Black Friday

internetretailer

12/5/2013

Mobile shopping goes mainstream this year

USA Today

12/5/2013

Shopping apps to help you find great deals

cbsnews

11/29/2013

Hunt down Black Friday deals with these Android apps

cnet

11/28/2013

Shopkick Rolls Out iBeacon-Enabled Shopping Alerts With Shopping Alerts With ShopBeacon, With Macy's

techcrunch

11/20/2013

Shopkick unveils new in-store shopping technology

USA Today

11/20/2013

Shopkick adds in-app purchases that reward you for shopping on your phone

nrf

7/23/2013

Shopkick beefs up anti-Amazon arsenal with in-app purchases

retail customer

7/23/2013

To Catch Up With E-tail, Tools to Track Shoppers in the Store

Business Week

4/25/2013

Shopkick got what it wanted for holidays - profitability

Business Journal

1/16/2013

Shopkick Says It’s Now Profitable, With Its Shopping App Adding $200M In Sales For Target, Best Buy And Others In 2012

techcrunch

1/16/2013

Online Shopping Tips For Black Friday and Cyber Monday

huffington post

11/20/2012

Shopkick Benefits From Having P&G Player as Major Adviser

adage

11/1/2012

How Shopkick Built Its Brand By Making Something We Already Do More Rewarding

forbes

8/16/2012

CVS/pharmacy joins Shopkick as inaugural retail pharmacy partner

drug store news

8/14/2012

MasterCard Partners With Shopkick To Offer In-Store Shopping Incentives

retail touch points

7/3/2012

'Shopkick' app launches at Target stores

nbc

5/31/2012

Shopkick and Visa to Offer Retail Store Purchase Rewards

mashable

11/21/2011

Check Out Shopkick and InStyle's New Virtual Pop-Up Store!

instyle

8/17/2011

Best Buy Takes Shopkick's Mobile Rewards National

clickz

5/20/2011

The Rebirth of Retail

entrepreneur

1/3/2011

The Retailer's Clever Little Helper

Business Week

8/26/2010

Apps to Fit Your Style (or Find It)

Ny Times

8/25/2010

Shopkick app can lead you to discounts and sales

USA Today

8/12/2010

Shopkick Takes $15 Million From Greylock Partners – Reid Hoffman Loves This Company

techcrunch

7/14/2010

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Apu Battan

Head of User Growth

Apu Battan is the Head of User Growth at Shopkick.

Apu is first and foremost an analytics leader, with close to 15 years of experience in helping to make decisions through the objective lens of data. Apu has always been a strong advocate for Shopkick’s most valuable customer — the user. He is passionate about acquiring the right users for our business, delighting them with the best product experience, and growing them into loyal, high-value users in the long term. Prior to Shopkick, Apu served as an Analytics Leader at Intuit for close to six years, and at Netflix, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft before that. 

Apu holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science,  and a master’s degree in integrated manufacturing and systems engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.