July 10, 2014

Beauty subscription company Birchbox has announced the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, which leverages the insights and feedback gathered since the company’s launch in 2010 from its more than 800,000 active subscribers.

July 10, 2014

When it comes to skin care, facial anti-aging potions still reign, as women continue their quest for younger, healthier looking skin.

July 9, 2014

Hain Celestial Group, an organic and natural products company, announced a packaging overhaul for its Dream brand, which was designed by the Biondo Group.

July 7, 2014

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands last week announced an agreement under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands.

June 19, 2014

Ethnic hair care brand Strength of Nature Global Brands has announced that public relations and digital communications firm Finn Partners and its Multicultural & Image Marketing practice has been selected as agency of record for the company's portfolio of hair care brands for women of color.

June 18, 2014

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

June 17, 2014

"Some suggest that the art of effective communication has been lost forever. We are living in a world of instantaneous, rapid-fire communication. I fear that our desire to respond rather than reflect has resulted in a society that spends more time trying to clarify rather than progressing," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

June 4, 2014

Retail Solutions, a provider of cloud-based, big data analytics and real-time intelligence for the consumer products industry, has selected Gigwalk, the local visibility software platform, to power its new RSi Intelligent Crowdsourcing solution.

May 28, 2014

Hispanic beauty brand La Bella has unveiled a new product packaging design and brand logo for its roster of beauty offerings, after nearly three decades of the same design.

May 15, 2014

Bounce, a brand from Procter & Gamble, on Thursday announced the launch of its first-ever, in-wash fabric care product.

May 15, 2014

Advanced Vision Research’s TheraTears may be an older brand, but it is a brand that is re-energized and growing.

May 9, 2014

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat brand sunscreen, announced the availability of four new products in mass grocery and drug retailers nationwide, including a formula designed specifically for men.

May 9, 2014

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, announced that it is “very satisfied” with its first quarter business performance as the consumer business segment posted a 6.3% boost in organic sales during the quarter.

May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

April 25, 2014

InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company, and Marketing Werks, a division of Crossmark, have announced the launch of Afiniti, a platform to deliver targeted, brand-specific rewards and content to members of affinity groups.

April 22, 2014

Galderma’s Cetaphil brand of skin care products has launched its first fully integrated consumer marketing campaign.

April 21, 2014

The introduction of store-brand products over the past decade changed the competitive landscape in most categories, with year-over-year growth outpacing national brands.

April 18, 2014

Good news for manufacturers and retailers: Millennials are, in fact, brand loyal. That’s according to a new survey of Millennial consumers from marketing data provider Adroit Digital, which found that 64% of Millennials are more brand-loyal or as brand-loyal as their parents, with 24% considering themselves to be more brand-loyal than their parents.

But there’s a catch.

April 16, 2014

Despite their reputation as being jaded by branding efforts, a majority of Millennials consider themselves brand-loyal. According to a new survey of Millennial consumers from marketing data provider Adroit Digital, 64% of Millennials are more brand-loyal or as brand-loyal as their parents, with 24% considering themselves to be more brand-loyal than their parents.

April 11, 2014

Men’s grooming brand American Crew has announced the return of company founder David Raccuglia as a key creative consultant.

April 8, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.

March 20, 2014

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of NBC’s "The Voice." It’s not because of the variety of talent that graces the stage and tries to wow the judges and the general public, but rather because of the blind auditions. For those unfamiliar with this popular television reality show, singers have a 90-second audition to make an impression on the panel of celebrity judges.

March 19, 2014

Pillsbury, a brand from J.M. Smucker Co., is adding some colorful touches to its line of Funfetti Cupcake and Cake mixes with the introduction of four new varieties. The brand's Funfetti Frostings will also get two new additions.