September 28, 2011

Walgreens was awarded the Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year at the Oracle World Retail Awards at the German Historical Museum during the annual World Retail Congress held Tuesday.

September 7, 2011

The Consumer Goods Forum released the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability, a global measurement system designed to help the consumer packaged goods industry to better assess the relative sustainability of packaging.

August 24, 2011

Google has settled with the federal government for $500 million over allegations that it displayed advertisements for black-market pharmacies, according to published reports.

August 11, 2011

The Global Market Development Center earlier this week named Mark Mechelse to the role of director of industry insights.

August 8, 2011

Black Radiance, a Markwins beauty brand, has hired Robyn Turner as its newest brand manager.

August 5, 2011

Carex Health Brands on Thursday announced the launch of the Ultra Grabber, a mobility device that provides wrist support and enables users to reach up to 32 in. to retrieve items in high areas, on the floor or within common reach that could otherwise present a challenge for individuals.

August 1, 2011

Global advertising agencies BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather have been selected to serve the marketing needs of SC Johnson, the company announced Friday.

July 25, 2011

PNI Digital Media on Monday announced an agreement with Walgreens to provide and operate an online stationery service for the Chicago-based pharmacy.

June 20, 2011

Retailers and small- to mid-sized brand marketers shouldn’t be quick to dismiss social media as an effective avenue to communicate with consumers versus traditional media outreach like TV and radio. That was a key takeaway of a recent survey conducted on behalf of marketing/public relations firm Robin Leedy & Associates.


June 7, 2011

SmartSource has enhanced its online coupons with Quick Response codes that can provide real-time identification of fraudulent coupons.

June 3, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has added e-commerce capabilities to its existing website. The retailer also plans to add in the fall an interactive social media retail forum, video, content on family and health-related topics, and reviews.

June 1, 2011

Fusion Brands, the parent company of beauty brands FusionBeauty and Clean, has partnered with Sony Pictures and CBS Consumer Products to launch Jabot Cosmetics, a fictional beauty brand that will become available for purchase to consumers.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves. That suggests consumers may be willing to try new things again — in other words, to buy something new — and that is excellent news for niche manufacturers. In this annual report, DSN calculates the value of niche brands.

May 23, 2011

Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing.

May 23, 2011


The supplier in the greeting card aisle may not be enough to capture consumer interest. While smaller, niche players make up less than 5% of category sales, according to one manufacturer, those companies can offer a point of differentiation to retailers that larger manufacturers can’t provide.


May 19, 2011

Telecommunications provider Verizon Wireless and pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions have unveiled a mobile application that the companies said would allow patients and their doctors to instantly find the lowest-cost prescription drugs to meet their health needs and identify potentially harmful drug interactions.

May 18, 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of the "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life" campaign, in which its Kinerase brand will make three charitable donations in 2011.

May 17, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Charmin Sensitive was voted the best new bathroom tissue of 2011 in a study conducted by BrandSpark International and published in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine's third annual Best New Products awards issue.

May 12, 2011

Infusium 23 hair care, which is available in more than 20,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada, has joined K Public Relations' portfolio of Idelle/Helen of Troy brands.

May 4, 2011

Ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co. has announced that it is the official U.S. hair care partner for Sony Pictures' comedy "Jumping the Broom," which opens in theaters May 6.

May 3, 2011

American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

May 2, 2011

Success often is one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing. That is one of the core reasons for being for the Mack Elevation Forum, “a share group on steroids,” described program founder Dan Mack, EVP strategic business development for the Swanson Group. The forum hosted its most recent meeting Friday morning here at the Hilton Scottsdale.

April 27, 2011

In celebration of its new Vino Moisture body wash with crushed grape and shea butter, Henkel’s Tone brand is partnering with Grammy-nominated artist Sara Bareilles.