June 6, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group on Wednesday announced that Andrew Appel has joined the company as president and CEO.

June 5, 2012

The company behind Four Loko is getting into the frozen cocktail business.

June 1, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Luster Products has announced that actress Meagan Good has been signed as the newest celebrity face of Luster Products limited-edition Pink Smooth Touch new growth relaxer kits and spokeswoman for the Smooth Touch product line.

May 31, 2012

MarcasUSA on Thursday announced the U.S. debut of Conazol, a leading over-the-counter athlete's foot treatment in Mexico.

May 29, 2012

Exotic Food Co. has introduced new drinks to its lineup of all-natural functional beverages.

May 16, 2012

Mike's Hard Lemonade launched this month a multimillion-dollar campaign that the brand calls "a bold departure from traditional beer category advertising" and includes television, digital, mobile and social media outreach.

May 16, 2012

Concern over rising fuel prices has eclipsed unemployment — the leading worry since 2009 — as the No. 1 factor that keeps retailers up at night, according to a study released by BDO USA on Monday, though the current uptick in consumer spending somewhat alleviates that concern.

May 15, 2012

Cardinal Health has acquired regional wholesaler Dik Drug for an undisclosed price, according to published reports.

May 14, 2012

MinuteClinic, which is owned by CVS Caremark, announced on Monday that it has joined a coalition of organizations dedicated to raising diabetes awareness among families on Chicago's South Side.

May 10, 2012

Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

May 10, 2012

YoCrunch has launched its latest yogurt that features a mix-in topping.

May 9, 2012

An aerodynamic chocolate product, invented by Harvard professor David Edwards, has made its U.S. debut.

May 9, 2012

Merchandisers angling for that impulse purchase take heart: As many as 76% of buying decisions are being made in the store, according to research published Wednesday from Point of Purchase Advertising International.

May 9, 2012

Almost 100 million Americans use social media to shop, according to a new survey.

May 8, 2012

Christian Herrmann, the current head of investor relations for parent company K+S Group, will lead the Chicago-based salt company.

May 8, 2012

Consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 9 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

May 7, 2012

Online grocer Peapod is bringing its scan-and-buy grocery ordering system to the Chicago El.

May 1, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute's One Big Event, a trade conference the association hosts every other year, will be held in Chicago from June 10 to 13 in 2014, FMI announced Monday.

May 1, 2012

Consumers are expected to shop and buy more in the week leading up to Mother's Day than they did last year, according to a new ShopperTrak survey.

April 30, 2012

Consumers’ confidence in their personal finances is returning to levels seen in first quarter 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group’s latest MarketPulse survey, released Friday. But while confidence remains high, the same consumers remain frugal.

April 27, 2012

Hair supplement brand Viviscal has teamed up with celebrity stylist Oscar Blandi and Jill Zarin, entrepreneur and reality star from “Real Housewives of NYC,” to further drive awareness about hair loss and thinning hair in women as it relates to women’s life changes.

April 27, 2012

Groupon on Friday named Kal Raman to the role of SVP Americas.

April 19, 2012

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group has inked a multiyear deal with a National Football League franchise.

April 19, 2012

Giant Eagle on Thursday announced that the Pittsburgh regional grocer has adopted Galleria Retail Technology Solution's Promotional Display Optimization solution throughout its supermarkets to help create store-specific display plans on a daily basis.