Rite Aid on Monday announced that many of its 4,600 locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will be opening 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Snack-food brand Lance has announced the launch of its first-ever limited-edition seasonal favorites cookie sandwiches.
Bi-Lo Holdings announced support for Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint.
Researchers found that online and offline consumer conversations and recommendations account for 13% of consumer sales.
Pepsi has entered the artisanal beverage space with Caleb’s Kola, a drink made with cane sugar, kola nut extract and a blend of spices packaged in 10-oz. glass bottles. Each bottle has 110 calories and 29 grams of sugar.
In response to the growing popularity of soft drinks sweetened with cane sugar and the spike in demand for “MexiCoke,” Coke has started distributing the product itself in the United States.
It’s a new era for carbonated beverages. Sales have been falling for a decade as consumers have shifted away from traditional sodas sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup and are avoiding diet sodas due to concerns about artificial sweeteners.
Tic Tac is asking consumers to add some variety to holiday stockings this season with the introduction of new limited-edition Candy Cane Tic Tac mints.
According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.
IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”