November 18, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings announced support for Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint.

 

November 18, 2014

Brand Castle, a supplier of interactive baking kits, is offering families three new ways to make the holidays a bit sweeter this year with the inroduction of cookie kits. 

November 18, 2014

Snack-food brand Lance has announced the launch of its first-ever limited-edition seasonal favorites cookie sandwiches.

November 18, 2014

Researchers found that online and offline consumer conversations and recommendations account for 13% of consumer sales. 

 

November 17, 2014

It’s a new era for carbonated beverages. Sales have been falling for a decade as consumers have shifted away from traditional sodas sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup and are avoiding diet sodas due to concerns about artificial sweeteners.

November 17, 2014

Pepsi has entered the artisanal beverage space with Caleb’s Kola, a drink made with cane sugar, kola nut extract and a blend of spices packaged in 10-oz. glass bottles. Each bottle has 110 calories and 29 grams of sugar.

November 17, 2014

In response to the growing popularity of soft drinks sweetened with cane sugar and the spike in demand for “MexiCoke,” Coke has started distributing the product itself in the United States.

November 13, 2014

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

November 13, 2014

Tic Tac is asking consumers to add some variety to holiday stockings this season with the introduction of new limited-edition Candy Cane Tic Tac mints.

November 12, 2014

North Carolina-based brand Cheerwine is bringing to consumers a special beverage for the holidays. For the first time ever, it will offer a pre-mixed blend — Cheerwine Punch — in two-liter bottles. 

November 12, 2014

The Global Market Development Center on Wednesday released a new whitepaper that explores external drivers of change that will significantly impact the North American retail landscape over the next five years.

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 7, 2014

Extend Nutrition announced the release of its new sugar- and gluten-free protein bars, which are available in Cookies & Cream and Chocolate & Caramel varieties.

November 6, 2014

H-E-B on Thursday partnered with the American Diabetes Association to announce the launch of H-E-B Nutrition Services.

 

November 6, 2014

As many as 53.8% of shoppers who use their mobile devices inside physical retail locations are researching and comparing prices of different stores.

November 5, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. on Tuesday announced the nationwide launch of Coca-Cola Life, the company's first reduced-calorie cola to use a combination of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract. 

November 5, 2014

The Hershey Co. on Wednesday announced the debut of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in a spreadable form. 

November 5, 2014

As many as 60% of shoppers wait until November before they start their holiday gift buying, with 31% hitting the stores around Nov. 1 and 29% waiting until Black Friday.

November 5, 2014

Both Walgreens and Amazon.com advanced in the 2014 Kantar Retail PowerRanking Survey released Tuesday. Walgreens climbed from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 and Amazon.com went from No. 8 to No. 5.

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

November 4, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the promotion of Jennifer Johnston to senior marketing services account manager.

November 4, 2014

About 1-in-3 holiday shoppers say they expect more than half of their purchases to be on sale or discounted, The Conference Board reported Tuesday.

November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.