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.

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.

 

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.