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.

August 20, 2014

SkinnyPop Popcorn’s four-SKU line has reaped the benefits of consumers’ desire for guilt-free salty snacks. 

August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 19, 2014

Nielsen on Monday announced the appointments of two executive leaders: John Lewis as global president and Karen Fichuk as president North America. 

 

August 19, 2014

Beginning Aug. 19, the taxi app company Uber will offer a drug store shopping service for a limited time in a limited area to Washington, D.C., residents. 

 

August 18, 2014

Americans aspire to be healthier by making better food choices, but admit that the saying is a lot easier than the doing, according to a new white paper titled "Health and Wellness in America" released by Nielsen and the Natural Marketing Institute last week. 

August 18, 2014

Oscar Mayer, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, is introducing a line of deli meats to coincide with the back-to-school season.

August 18, 2014

Park City Group on Monday announced the successful conclusion of a test with a large retailer and several suppliers in a high-traffic category using Park City Group’s services.

August 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is exploring the divestiture of as many as 100 underperforming brands, according to a report in the New York Times published Monday. 

 

August 15, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. plans to acquire a 16.7% interest in Monster Beverage Corp. in a partnership arrangement involving brands, global distribution and $2.15 billion in cash.

August 13, 2014

B&G Foods announced an overhaul to its melba toast brand. The relaunch features new packaging and flavors, and offers an easy approach to everyday eating, the company said.

August 13, 2014

Dole Fresh Fruit’s sales and marketing team will be taking a trip to Kannapolis, North Carolina, to see the company’s Nutrition Research Laboratory on North Carolina Research Campus.

August 13, 2014

Guinness, a brand from Diageo, announced the new Guinness Blonde American Lager, which incorporates American hops and Guinness yeast.

August 13, 2014

Uncle Ben's is teaming up with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson for the third annual Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, which is aimed at inspiring healthy eating habits by encouraging parents and kids to cook together.

August 12, 2014

ConAgra has begun its search for new CEO, following Gary Rodkin’s announcement to the board that he plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.

August 12, 2014

Duncan Hines and Wilton are partnering to bring consumers the new Duncan Hines Wilton Decorator’s Choice Yellow Cake Mix to store shelves.

August 12, 2014

Progresso Soup, a brand from General Mills, will bring six new varieties that will suit a wide range of taste preferences, according to the company.

August 12, 2014

Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield and organic brand Happy Family announced the introduction of Stonyfield YoBaby, YoTot and YoKids Squeeze yogurt pouches.