Samsung and Hy-Vee’s RedMedia Unlock New Value in Retail Digital Signage
Hy-Vee’s RedMedia leverages VXT Content Management System
Samsung Electronics America, Inc., an industry leader in the global display market, announces that Hy-Vee’s retail media network RedMedia is one of the first businesses to deploy the new Samsung VXT Content Management System (CMS) for digital signage. The cloud-native solution integrates content management and remote device management capabilities with intuitive features to enable users to control and secure their Samsung display network in real time. Leveraging the VXT CMS, RedMedia will pursue an in-store digital strategy with dynamic displays that engage shoppers in Hy-Vee retail locations while driving new revenue streams through digital display solutions.
“Samsung is helping businesses unlock the full potential of their digital signage networks with high-impact content that delivers brand messaging all while enhancing the customer experience,” said James Fishler, Senior Vice President, Display & Home Entertainment Divisions, Samsung Electronics America. “We developed the VXT CMS to help companies quickly deploy content at scale, with new levels of creative and technical control. For retailers like Hy-Vee, in-store media can help maximize the revenue-generating potential of display technology – in high-traffic areas and at the end-of-aisle.”
Hy-Vee’s RedMedia engages shoppers with vibrant display content
Hy-Vee retail locations will use the VXT CMS to manage a network of over 10,000 Samsung QBR-Series commercial displays installed in aisles, deli, meat and seafood counters, wine and spirits departments and food courts in all its grocery store locations as well as Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh locations.
These displays deliver a dynamic mix of in-house content, including live cooking demos, promotions, recipes, product pairings, company announcements and menu boards, to engage shoppers. In an initiative to transform its stores into retail media spaces, Hy-Vee’s RedMedia is integrating its digital signage network and the VXT CMS in partnership with Samsung Ads, the advanced advertising division of Samsung Electronics, as one customized program enabling marketers to take advantage of buying in-store digital inventory in combination with Connected TV (CTV). This will provide advertisers with new and innovative ways to reach shoppers with the goal of generating additional sales for those who advertise on the platform.
Announced earlier this year, Samsung Ads has been building a bespoke marketplace combining in-home CTV with Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising, allowing marketers to reach their audiences as they move throughout the day. With advanced measurement, targeting and programmatic transactional technology, Samsung and Hy-Vee’s RedMedia are poised to lead the market in this emerging retail medium.
”Hy-Vee’s RedMedia provides a best-in-class solution for suppliers and their brands,” said Jason Farver, President of RedMedia. “We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and ability to allow companies to reach specific consumers across various channels so they can create an omnichannel marketing strategy via Hy-Vee’s in-store marketing, loyalty programs and events.”
The seamless integration of Samsung Ads with the VXT CMS will allow Hy-Vee’s RedMedia to employ a cohesive content management strategy with data to determine the optimal mix of original content and advertising for engaging shoppers. Cloud-based device management will maximize content consistency and uptime while reducing the requirement for hands-on engagement with the hardware, which improves operational efficiency. The VXT CMS’ scalability will prove essential as Hy-Vee’s RedMedia plans to expand its digital signage network to over 10,000 in-store displays in the upcoming months.
The VXT CMS makes dynamic content creation and control easy
The cloud-native structure of the Samsung VXT CMS empowers businesses to easily deploy and update the software directly from a cloud portal provided by Samsung. Initial setup time is faster without the need for physical servers, which also provides scalability as businesses expand their display network or grow to more locations. With the VXT CMS, cloud service providers are also responsible for server management and maintenance, saving companies physical space, time and money.
For content creation, the VXT CMS introduces the powerful VXT Canvas tool, which makes creating original content more intuitive and effortless than ever before. VXT Canvas comes pre-loaded with drag-and-drop templates and images that users can tailor to their company’s brand colors and font to create professional-quality content.
Distributing content to digital signage is now as simple as clicking a button. Users can also create content schedules and playlists and manage if the same or different content is displayed across a diverse digital signage network anywhere in the world. In addition to an intuitive desktop interface, the Samsung VXT CMS offers advanced mobile compatibility, allowing users to make instant real-time content updates locally and globally.
Click here to learn more about how Samsung’s VXT CMS elevates customer experiences and drives new business growth. The VXT CMS will be commercially available for end users in Q4 2023.
About Hy-Vee’s RedMedia
RedMedia is the retail media network and latest division of Hy-Vee, an innovative and trusted retailer with more than 550 locations. Hy-Vee was recently named Supermarket News’ 2023 Retailer of the Year and was recognized as one of America’s Top 5 Most Trusted Brands by Newsweek in 2023. Mass Market Retailers also named Hy-Vee as Innovator of the Year for 2023. To learn more, visit hredmedia.com or contact RedMedia@Hy-Vee.com.