September 23, 2011

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has halted its wine kiosk program at grocery stores, according to published reports.

September 23, 2011

Amid economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence levels, retail CFOs are expecting a 3% increase in total 2011 sales, according to a recent survey by BDO USA.

September 22, 2011

At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, Procter & Gamble unveiled three new initiatives that will benefit families around the world.

September 22, 2011

Toys“R”Us announced this week its top toy list for the holiday season.

September 22, 2011

Walgreens is celebrating Halloween with a new Facebook contest.

September 21, 2011

Boulder Canyon Natural Foods has unveiled its new line of vegetable snacks.

September 21, 2011

Chobani announced that its charitable arm is pledging $1 million to support famine relief efforts in Somalia.

September 21, 2011

In the wake of several surveys projecting how shoppers will spend this holiday season, the latest study from ShopperTrak expects national retail sales to increase 3% during November and December, while foot traffic will drop 2.2%.

September 20, 2011

Electronic cigarette company Blu Cigs said that its "smart pack" has broken sales records with 15,000 units sold and a one-week waiting list for orders already in effect.

September 20, 2011

Kmart has announced its list of the top toys for the 2011 holiday season.

September 19, 2011

CVS Caremark announced it has raised $1 million for Children's Hospital Boston to help children with disabilities.

September 19, 2011

Friendship Dairy has introduced a new line of single-serve cottage cheese.

September 19, 2011

U.K.-based weight-loss program Nutracheck has introduced its Calorie Counter application for the iPhone, designed to scan bar codes of more than 10,000 products in the U.K. food database.

September 16, 2011

A report released Thursday by Bloomberg said that U.S. consumer confidence held last week at the second-lowest level of 2011 as the highest number of households in three years said it was a bad time to spend.

September 15, 2011

Birds Eye is encouraging consumers to eat more vegetables with several initiatives.

September 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Duracell brand announced a joint venture with wireless charger company Powermat.

September 15, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

September 15, 2011

Safeway and Wegmans ranked highest across all customer service elements, according to a survey by Empathica.

September 15, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores marked a major investment in social media and marketing with the announcement Wednesday that its technology unit @WalmartLabs has acquired mobile and social advertising firm OneRiot.

September 14, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday expressed its concerns over track-and-trace systems in its comments submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, “Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.”

September 13, 2011

Family Dollar has found a way to better understand how customers respond to its in-store displays and promotions, and how they can be improved to generate more sales.

September 13, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline's Consumer Healthcare division has appointed a former Kraft Foods executive as its new chief customer officer.

September 13, 2011

More than a quarter of Americans expect to spend less during the holidays this year, according to a survey by American’s Research Group, Reuters reported.

September 12, 2011

Healthcare giant WellPoint has inked a deal with IBM whereby it will develop applications using IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to deliver healthcare information to patients.