May 6, 2013

Unilever’s Dove has announced the launch of a new initiative, “Let’s Make Girls Unstoppable,” as part of its commitment to reach 15 million girls by 2015 with self-esteem programming.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

April 29, 2013

Safeway announced that Robert Edwards, currently the company's president, will succeed Steven Burd as CEO when Burd retires as chairman and CEO on May 14. Edwards, 57, will also join the company's board of directors.

April 17, 2013

Royal Ahold CEO Dick Boer expressed condolences for the victims of Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon in a meeting with shareholders Wednesday.

April 17, 2013

The way women depict themselves is dramatically different from how others perceive them. That’s according to the research findings by Unilever’s Dove brand.

April 15, 2013

Kool-Aid, a Kraft Foods brand, announced the launch of a new multimedia campaign to reintroduce the company's iconic Kool-Aid Man "spokespitcher" that will coincide with the release of a new liquid drink mix available on store shelves now.

April 10, 2013

Seafood brand Bumble Bee Foods has hired Hispanic celebrity chef Doreen Colondres in order to connect with the growing Hispanic market in the United States, the company said Wednesday.

March 29, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Paul Scorza as its chief information officer, the supermarket operator said Friday.

March 26, 2013

Safeway has agreed to install SoloHealth Station kiosks across almost 700 stores as part of a multiyear agreement, SoloHealth announced Tuesday.

March 21, 2013

Royal Ahold expects its deal to sell its share of the European supermarket chain ICA to Hakon Invest to be completed next Wednesday, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

March 21, 2013

Starbucks today at the company's annual meeting of shareholders unveiled plans to expand its My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program to reward customers who purchase Starbucks-brand products in their local grocery stores.

March 20, 2013

Glaceau, a Coca-Cola brand and maker of Vitaminwater and Smartwater, is injecting a little sparkle into its lineup with new Fruitwater set to hit store shelves on April 1.

March 18, 2013

Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold has repurchased nearly 1 million shares as part of its $647.3 million share-buyback program, the company said.

March 14, 2013

Safeway has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the company announced Thursday.

March 13, 2013

Unilever’s Dove Men+Care has teamed up with basketball greats to share a different side of themselves with sport fans throughout the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament.

March 11, 2013

Ahold is buying back about $650 million worth of shares, with plans to finalize the deal within 12 months, the Dutch retail company said.

March 11, 2013

Unilever’s Degree deodorant has teamed up with basketball stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, track and field world champion Lolo Jones and gold-medal-winning soccer player Alex Morgan for a new integrated unisex campaign that focuses on challenging yourself, following your passions, trying something new and living life to the fullest.

March 8, 2013

Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled teas, is expanding its line of Honest Fizz naturally sweetened, zero-calorie sodas nationwide after a successful pre-launch, the company announced.

March 8, 2013

PepsiCo is testing the waters of a new beverage segment with Kickstart, a new breakfast drink that's a mix of Mountain Dew and 5% real fruit juice.

March 8, 2013

Unilever is launching a new spray-on lotion through its Vaseline division, according to published reports.

March 7, 2013

Safeway offered a glimpse of its new wellness platform, slated to launch in the second quarter, to analysts during the chain's 2013 investor conference.

March 6, 2013

GNC named Scott O'Hara to its board of directors.

March 4, 2013

Smartphones are turning every moment into a candid photo opportunity, which means a glowing complexion is more important than ever. That is why Pond's skin care products is partnering with supermodel Molly Sims to help women look their best every day.

March 4, 2013

Supervalu announced several changes to its executive and banner retail leadership teams, as it continues preparations to move forward with a focus on serving wholesale grocery operators, growing its hard discount format and running a smaller, more efficient retail operation following the close of its previously announced transaction with AB Acquisition (Albertson's LLC).