September 2, 2014

The Magic Hat Brewing Co. recently released Wilhelm Scream, its first-ever pumpkin ale that's named for the iconic scream sound effect that's been used in more than 200 movies.

August 28, 2014

Unique Beverage Co., a player in the sparkling water category, has announced that its Cascade Ice flavors of lemonade, coconut, black raspberry, orange mango and pink grapefruit will be available in six packs and single 7-oz. bottles beginning in September.

August 28, 2014

Coca-Cola Life — a reduced-calorie cola sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract — has arrived stateside, making its debut in The Fresh Market stores across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and South and Central Florida.

August 28, 2014

Consumer packaged goods companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current 1% penetration will likely expand to 5% and could accelerate to as much as 10% in short order, according to a new report, "The Digital Future: A Game Plan for Consumer Packaged Goods," prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association by The Boston Consulting Group, Google and IRI. 

August 27, 2014

IRI on Tuesday announced that Susan Bennett has joined the company as EVP and general counsel. 

August 27, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the winners of the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.

August 27, 2014

A Nielsen study released Wednesday found that Americans are lagging behind their Asian and European counterparts when it comes to online shopping. 

August 27, 2014

Weight Watchers' Sweet Baked Goods line will get a new addition to help usher in autumn.

August 26, 2014

Life Choice, a brand from protein snack company and ConAgra, has added Delight Bites to its lineup. 

August 26, 2014

Polaner All Fruit, which was certified as a non-GMO food maker earlier this summer, has rolled out a revamped website and a contest to celebrate.

August 25, 2014

Kraft and Keurig Green Mountain recently announced a partnership that will result in Maxwell House, Yuban, McCafé and Yuban coffee brands being available to owners of Keurig coffee makers.

 
August 22, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest general merchandise and consumables products that will appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 21, 2014

Food Lion has unveiled a new shopping experience for customers in 31 stores in the greater Wilmington, N.C., market.

August 21, 2014

Peanut butter maker Jif is rolling out tow new varieties of its new Jif To Go Dippers with a social media contest. 

August 20, 2014

Since their introduction a few years ago, Clif Bar & Co.’s Shot Bloks have been among the best-selling nutrition bars in the specialty store segment. 

August 20, 2014

Since they debuted early last year, Frito-Lay’s Cheetos Mix-Ups have caught consumers’ attention and recorded phenomenal sales growth. IRI data shows that sales of the snack mix increased by more than 163% during the 12 months ended June 15.

August 20, 2014

Feed the Children and PepsiCo extended a helping hand to families in Detroit by providing them with food, essentials and Avon products. Sixteen hundred families visited Second Ebenezer Church on 14601 Dequindre Road and took home boxes containing food and basic essentials that filled four tractor-trailers.

August 20, 2014

Look for Walgreens to continue to try to create a kind of retail theater, focused very sharply on the front end of the store.

August 20, 2014

Alexa Health Products’ FruitChia bars have garnered a great deal of attention over the past year. Made with only two ingredients — fruit and chia seeds — the naturally sweetened, gluten-free bars provide a mixture of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. 

August 20, 2014

While public health officials and the media continue to trumpet how many Americans’ eating habits can adversely affect their health, consumers do not yet seem ready to swear off traditional snack foods in favor of more healthy options.

August 20, 2014

Despite a growing number of consumers identifying themselves as healthy snackers, sales of more traditional snack foods — potato chips, corn chips and cheesy snacks — continue to flourish.

August 20, 2014

Mars has appointed Jean-Christophe Flatin as president of global chocolate, effective Oct. 1. Flatin, whocurrently is global president of Royal Canin, a unit of Mars Petcare, replaces Grant F. Reid, who recently moved into the role of office of the president for Mars.

August 20, 2014

McDonald's and Kraft are collaborating to bring McDonald's McCafé brand to retail shelves across the United States. The packaged coffees will give consumers a convenient way to enjoy the McCafé experience in their own homes, the companies said.

August 20, 2014

iBeacon technology, the Apple iOS 7 feature that helps mobile devices track their position relative to stationary beacons by using low-frequency Bluetooth transmissions, is getting quite a bit of attention from retailers.