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.

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

December 1, 2014

More shoppers are swiping their way to Thanksgiving holiday savings with mobile devices than ever before.

 

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

December 1, 2014

One-third of all Black Friday online revenue came from shoppers on mobile devices, up 48% over last year, reported Branding Brand on Saturday.

 

December 1, 2014

Internet traffic built from Thanksgiving Day through Saturday, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions. 

December 1, 2014

ShopperTrak on Saturday reported that sales at brick-and-mortar retailers were relatively flat as compared to last year, down 0.5% over Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday from the $12.4 billion tracked in 2013.

 

December 1, 2014

Walmart on Friday reported a robust Thanksgiving Day as part of its ongoing 2014 holiday sales season. 

November 26, 2014

With 65 days until Super Bowl XLIX, Pepsi is hoping to drum up excitement with its "Hyped for Halftime" campaign. 

November 24, 2014

Rite Aid on Monday announced that many of its 4,600 locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will be opening 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.