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.

April 17, 2012

Two weeks before the Food and Drug Administration met on expanding the switch paradigm, attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Annual Executive Conference discussed how over-the-counter medicines can help shape health care as part of a panel featuring Joe Magnacca, Walgreens president of daily living products and solutions.

April 17, 2012

Pampers Cruisers/Swaddlers with Dry Max, Gillette Fusion ProGlide and P.F. Chang's Home Menu were the top three new product introductions in 2011, according to the SymphonyIRI Group "2011 New Product Pacesetter" report released Tuesday afternoon.

April 17, 2012

Walgreens’ success with fresh foods has left the retailer hungry for more.

April 13, 2012

Walgreens has implemented a new attention-grabbing way to merchandise its endcaps: a touch-screen monitor that sets the store apart from traditional retail pharmacy experiences.

April 13, 2012

While more than half of U.S. adults currently are "watching" their diet, a fraction of them are doing so because they are concerned about their "salt intake," according to Mintel research.

April 12, 2012

Clorox has partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to launch a new healthcare resource for Hispanic families.

April 12, 2012

Nielsen and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business said they plan to offer comprehensive historical perspective on consumer purchases to all U.S.-based academic researchers for the first time.

April 9, 2012

Drug maker Pfizer is taking a marketing campaign for one of its drugs to Walgreens' Chicago flagship store to raise awareness about high cholesterol and healthy eating, the company said Monday.

April 4, 2012

CVS/pharmacy officially announced on Wednesday the April schedule of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities throughout 2012.

April 3, 2012

Catherine Lindner, Walgreens VP retail marketing, has been named vice chair of the Network of Executive Women, the association announced Tuesday.

March 23, 2012

Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.