January 6, 2015

L&R Distributors, a distributor of more than 35,000 HBC, GM and cosmetics products, has promoted Lee Colarco to VP of category management and procurement.

January 6, 2015

The Promotion In Motion Companies, the manufacturer behind such brands as Welch's Fruit Snacks, Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins and Sour Jacks Sour Candies, named Joseph Vittoria as EVP and chief administrative officer, effective mid-January. 

 

December 30, 2014

Post Great Grains will usher in the New Year with a new selection of granola and snack mix products, the company announced. Additionally, the brand will launch a new campaign asking consumers to leave fad dieting behind in 2015.

December 23, 2014

American Pistachio Growers is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to promote the perfect pairing — beer and nuts.

December 18, 2014

ECRM has announced that it is simultaneously hosting the Private Brands Foods and the Private Brands Health & Beauty Care events the week of April 12, 2015 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 16, 2014

An interest in proactive wellness and proper nutrition is fueling demand for functional foods, Packaged Facts noted Tuesday in a new report.

December 15, 2014

Simply Beverages, the makers of Simply Orange and Simply Lemonade beverages, is adding a line of juices to its portfolio. 

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Quaker Oats Co., a unit of PepsiCo, on Thursday announced a line of new breakfast products. The brand said it hopes the new additions will give consumers an exciting, nutritional option for the cold months ahead. 

December 10, 2014

Menasha Packaging’s Lakeville, Minn., facility has been certified by British Retail Consortium Global Standards, a leading global safety and quality certification program.

December 8, 2014

 Jelly Belly Candy Co. announced a festive way to ring in the New Year with the introduction of new Champagne Jelly Belly beans. 

December 8, 2014

Tostitos, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced the introduction of a new party snack — Tostitos Rolls! tortilla chips, a tortilla chip with a tubular shape.

December 5, 2014

RetailNext on Thursday reported a decrease in U.S. store sales of 11% on a 11.4% decline in store traffic for the retail calendar month ending Nov. 29. 

 

December 4, 2014

Menasha Packaging received an excellence award in the carton competition’s Innovation category for its TIDI Tower (for the TIDIShield Grab ‘n Go Eye Shield Dispensing System by TIDI Products), and an excellence award in the General category for its Coppertone Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Special Pack, the company announced Wednesday.

December 3, 2014

More than half (58%) of shoppers who use mobile devices indicate that they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Electronics Association.

December 3, 2014

IRI and Datalogix announced Wednesday that IRI’s new “Platinum” line of solutions will use retail shopper transaction data from Datalogix to power its advanced insights and analytical models.

December 3, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and ESPN on Monday announced a new program surrounding the network's college football properties.

 

December 2, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders.

 

December 2, 2014

Honest Tea announced an update to its line of iced teas, which includes new varieties, packaging and label graphics. 

 

December 2, 2014

A CPG company with $1 billion in sales can earn an additional $71 million in incremental revenue through effective Hispanic marketing.

 

December 2, 2014

According to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” nearly all service providers (94%) feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays.

December 1, 2014

ComScore on Sunday reported that U.S. desktop retail e-commerce spending for the first 28 days of the 2014 holiday season were up 15% to $22.7 billion. 

December 1, 2014

Consumer Reports last week projected less shopper traffic over the five days between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.