June 2, 2011

The CFO of Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing is stepping into a new role.

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.

June 1, 2011

CafePress, a customization engine that enables individuals, nonprofits and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online, has teamed up with beauty brand Philosophy to offer customized bath and body gifts.

June 1, 2011

Capital spending for the retail industry is expected to increase 16% in 2011 to $42.5 billion, with all subsegments projecting double-digit percentage increases — except for mass merchants, whose growth is projected to rise 9% — according to a survey by Equity Research.

May 31, 2011

In a major win for its pharmacy benefit management business, CVS Caremark will handle the $3 billion mail-order and specialty prescription drug benefit for the Federal Employee Program starting January 2012, which, for the last three years, had been handled by rival Medco Health Solutions.

May 31, 2011

Church & Dwight and hip-hop artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges on Friday named the five winners of the Magnum "Live Large" Project 2. The emcees, voted in by users on YouTube, performed live on stage with Ludacris in front of 20,000 fans at Miami's Spring Fest music festival this past Sunday.

May 26, 2011

Grocer A&P recently completed the previously announced auction of 25 Southern Superfresh locations as it continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring, the company announced on Wednesday.

May 26, 2011

Former Walmart executive Charles Leehan has taken on a new role at a self-service kiosks provider.

May 25, 2011

Many people who provide care and support to loved ones said they are more likely to be nonadherent to their own personal medication regimen than to neglect providing medications to those they are caring for, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark.

May 25, 2011

Royal Ahold executive Kimberly Ross is joining beauty company Avon as EVP and CFO, reporting to Andrea Jung, Avon's chairman and CEO.

May 25, 2011

Safeway on Wednesday announced that Valerie Lewis, the grocer’s assistant VP legal, was named to the "Top Women in Retail and Finance" list by Women of Color magazine.

May 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Tide brand is bringing its mobile laundry program to Missouri to provide free laundry services to victims of the recent tornadoes in the area.

May 24, 2011

CVS Caremark outlined on Tuesday at a consumer health engagement conference the results of a personalized consumer communications program designed to encourage patients to take their medications as doctors direct.

May 24, 2011

J.M. Smucker officially has increased the list price for several of its coffee products.

May 23, 2011

It was a busy 2011 Annual Meeting. And DSN covered it all.

May 23, 2011

Neither one of the co-
recipients of this year’s Fantle Award would want you to call it the end of an era. 


May 23, 2011

The Jean Coutu Group has announced that it now is offering a photo boutique on its iPhone application, which enables users to have photos printed through a smartphone.

May 23, 2011

Kao Brands’ John Frieda officially has launched its first-ever permanent hair color and is looking to shake up the hair color segment with the new Precision Foam Colour.

May 23, 2011

Aetrex Worldwide is bringing shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience featuring the most advanced technology in the footwear industry with the opening of its first retail concept in Englewood, N.J. An invite-only grand opening celebration will be held June 2.


May 20, 2011

An Associated Press/GfK poll released Friday determined that rising gas prices will cause “serious” hardship for as much as 41% of Americans.

May 20, 2011

Kronos is expanding its bread products line with its acquisition of Pita King's commercial baking assets.

May 20, 2011

More retailers are using such social media venues as Facebook as an entry point into their e-commerce sites, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited JCPenney and GNC as examples.

May 20, 2011

Safeway's board of directors announced a 21% increase in its quarterly dividend.

May 20, 2011

Walmart and Target are the top go-to shopping destinations for college students, according to a new study.