January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 15, 2015

Digital collaboration between retailers and CPG companies will help amplify sales by driving the availability of products and making the best use of shelf space and trade promotion funds.

 

January 15, 2015

McKeon Products announced the appointment of Melissa Eldridge as director of new product development and sourcing. Eldridge brings to the company a strong history of successful product development, the company said, emphasizing also her involvement in creating a wide range of consumer health-and-wellness products.

 

January 13, 2015

Menasha Corp. on Monday announced that it has acquired PearceWellwood of Brampton, Ontario.

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 10, 2014

Menasha Packaging’s Lakeville, Minn., facility has been certified by British Retail Consortium Global Standards, a leading global safety and quality certification program.

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 2, 2014

A CPG company with $1 billion in sales can earn an additional $71 million in incremental revenue through effective Hispanic marketing.

 

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

Researchers found that online and offline consumer conversations and recommendations account for 13% of consumer sales. 

 

November 17, 2014

Robin Leedy & Associates on Friday announced the addition of Puracyn Plus Duo Care Wound & Skin Cleanser and the Jolen Creme Bleach brand to its client roster. 

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.

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

 

November 3, 2014

Church & Dwight on Monday announced that Matthew Farrell has been named COO and CFO, effective Nov. 3.

October 30, 2014

Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98 — an increase of one point from the previous quarter and two points from the start of the year. 

October 28, 2014

Menasha Packaging won 12 Design of the Times Awards at the 2014 Shopper Marketing Expo in Minneapolis, Minn., the company announced Monday.

October 21, 2014

As many as 20% of American adults already own a wearable device, and the adoption rate — on par with that of tablets in 2012 — is expected to rise quickly.

 

October 20, 2014

The complex interplay between online and in-person shopping in the United States has tilted slightly in favor of bricks-and-mortar retailers.