05/10/2016 - 10:15am

A slowdown in the once revved-up anti-aging segment in the skin care category has brands and retailers looking for more fertile options like the natural skin care arena and therapeutic skin care.

05/10/2016 - 10:15am

The confluence of two trends — products for textured hair and natural formulas — has put a lift in hair care sales.

05/10/2016 - 10:14am

Eyelashes and artificial nails are growing, and that isn’t wasted on PDC Brands, which last month scooped up the United Kingdom’s Original Additions.

05/04/2016 - 10:42am

Target Corp. is getting tough with vendors as it works to improve its supply chain. The retailer plans to tighten deadlines for deliveries to its warehouses, hike fines for late deliveries, and could institute penalties of up to $10,000 for inaccuracies in product information, according to a report by Reuters. The new rules and penalties, detailed in a letter sent to suppliers, will start to take effect at the end of the month and will be rolled out over the next 60-90 days, the report said. (Reuters)

05/02/2016 - 11:11am

Target is testing robots that track inventory on its store shelves, according to a Fortune report published last week. "Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, built the robot called Tally that it says can roll autonomously around the store while scanning products to determine if they have been misplaced, mispriced, or are low in stock," the report noted. "Additionally, Target executives said the retail giant was said it was looking to develop a 'concept store' that could incorporate robotics and other technologies, although details were limited." (Fortune

04/29/2016 - 9:29am

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

04/27/2016 - 4:03pm

Former Target executive Kathryn Tesija has joined CPG/retail consulting firm Simpactful as a senior adviser and consultant.

04/26/2016 - 11:45am

One of America’s fastest growing food brands in the direct-to-consumer channel is expanding into 900 Target stores across the country. 

04/25/2016 - 2:36pm

There are now 56 MinuteClinic locations in Chicagoland, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores. Chicago is MinuteClinic's largest metropolitan market in the United States.