November 26, 2013

Black Friday will just be an ordinary day for the 56% of Americans who plan to do no shopping at all, according to a Consumer Reports poll released Tuesday.

November 26, 2013

According to a Harris Poll released Tuesday, 70% of Americans believe it is likely that the government will shut down again in January, while just 21% believe it is unlikely to shut down.

November 26, 2013

Moody's on Tuesday cut against the grain with its holiday forecasts by suggesting pent-up demand will help give retailers a reason to celebrate Black Friday despite concerns of another government shutdown in January.

November 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step on whether they are less effective in women weighing more than 165 lbs, according to a report published Monday by Reuters.

November 25, 2013

More than half of consumers plan to shop on Black Friday this year, although the number has decreased since last year. According to the Deloitte Pre-Thanksgiving Survey, 53% of 1,000 consumers polled will shop on Black Friday, compared to 63% in 2012.

November 25, 2013

Duracell on Friday announced that it will donate up to 1 million batteries to Toys for Tots as part of its Power a Smile program, marking the brand's largest donation to the organization to date.

November 25, 2013

Movit Energy Gummies recently launched its signature product targeting active sports enthusiasts with an energy product in gummy format.

November 25, 2013

The global market research firm Harris Interactive on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Nielsen Holdings.

November 25, 2013

Pfizer on Monday launched Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough + Congestion DM, a new liquid-filled capsule that helps control cough on-the-go.

November 25, 2013

In many cities, it sometimes seems as though there's a Starbucks on every street corner, but a new frontier for the Seattle-based coffee chain is now on track — literally.

November 22, 2013

Schnuck Markets is offering to store perishable foods for people who have lost power due to the large storm outbreak that hit the Midwest over the weekend, the supermarket chain said in announcements on its Facebook page.

November 21, 2013

The Global Market Development Center and The National Grocers Association on Thursday announced the GMDC Showcase at the 2014 NGA Show, to be held February 9-12, 2014 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

November 21, 2013

Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled tea, is rolling out Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide, the company announced.

November 21, 2013

The Paperboard and Packaging Council awarded Menasha Packaging Co. its Excellence Award at the 70th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition for its regimen kit created for Unilever's Nexxus Youth Renewal product line, Menasha said Thursday.

November 21, 2013

Across five different product or service attributes analyzed (i.e., price, service agreement, selection, feature or quality) in a Nielsen Global Survey of Loyalty Sentiment, "offering the best price" held the most persuasive power to motivate consumers to swap devotion to a brand, service provider or retailer, Nielsen reported on Monday.

November 21, 2013

PGT Healthcare, the international joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, earlier this week announced a collaboration with Swisse Wellness, a leading wellness brand in Australia, to begin expanding Swisse Wellness' range of more than 100 vitamins, minerals and supplements globally over the next few years.

November 21, 2013

Men have become significant players participating in a self-gifting trend, according to a survey released Wednesday by Roku.

November 21, 2013

Vireo Systems on Thursday launched CanineActiv, a pain reliever for dogs that will serve as an alternative to NSAIDs.

November 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper.

November 20, 2013

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is donating 10,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving, the company said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

Skeeter Snacks, an allergy-friendly food, will launch its product in 212 Walgreens locations in the New England area.

November 20, 2013

SodaStream, a manufacturer and distributor of home carbonation beverage systems, announced on Wednesday the introduction of new SodaStream Caps.

November 20, 2013

Trigg Laboratories, makers of Wet personal lubricants, will be supporting World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 through the donation of more than 5,000 safe-sex kits and samples to local clinics across nine cities to help raise awareness around HIV/AIDS, the company announced Tuesday.

November 20, 2013

Following actions by the Food and Drug Administration, USPLabs has agreed to recall and destroy the dietary supplement OxyElite Pro, as it has been linked to dozens of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis, including one death and illnesses so severe that several patients required liver transplants, the agency noted Wednesday.