June 29, 2015

C-Line has released Write-on Poly File Jackets and Binder Pockets with Write-on Tabs.

June 26, 2015

Americans are feeling patriotic as July 4 approaches, and they are putting their wallets where their feelings are. According to the National Retail Federation 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 156 million consumers, or 64% of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the July 4 holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up 4% from $68.16 in 2014.

June 25, 2015

ECRM has announced the appointment of Jennifer Zannelli as SVP of sales, ECRM data.

June 22, 2015

Snackeez, a product by Ideavillage, has launched a new, disposable 2-in-1 snack and drink cup called the Snackeez DUO. 

June 22, 2015

In a recent survey, more than half of respondents said that they are highly annoyed by the way brands continue to rely on the old-fashioned strategy of repeatedly blasting generic advertising messages.

June 17, 2015

A Walgreens store in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is co-hosting its reopening with Hallmark on Tuesday, unveiling an updated Hallmark department tailored to the neighborhood’s LGBT population.

June 8, 2015

As the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo kicks off in less than three months, NACDS has announced its lineup of educational Insight Sessions.

June 1, 2015

Fred's is retooling all categories across the front-end in an effort to improve overall performance. 

June 1, 2015

GMDC and RetailNet Group have partnered on a new partnership tool called the GMDC/RNG Insights Portal. 

May 29, 2015

As GMDC’s annual General Merchandise Conference gets underway in Orlando, Fla., spirits are running high as the association will unveil several new initiatives and will celebrate the appointment of Patrick Spear as the new CEO during the event.

May 29, 2015

A product exhibiting a gender bias is viewed as more functional by consumers, both men and women. 

May 28, 2015

Mack Elevation Forum introduced a new serial digital commentary to help fine tune the process of developing innovation strategy on Thursday. 

May 21, 2015
Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
 
May 19, 2015

Consumers who access social media during the shopping process are four times more likely to spend more, a recent Deloitte Digital study found. 

May 19, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Drug Store News first introduced its annual Niche Brand Report, which was created to highlight the role that smaller brands play in driving innovation and growth. The DSN Niche Brands Top 100 measures the leading small- to mid-sized brands with total sales of under $100 million.

May 19, 2015

GMDC's Dave McConnell to hand the reigns to Patrick Spear on June 1. 

May 18, 2015

According to a recent shopper survey, the hands-on shopping experience available through brick-and-mortar retailers is more desirable to shoppers. 

May 15, 2015

The company has taken the flavor of Limoncello — which originated in Italy where the Sorrento lemon is cultivated —and added it to more than 30 products in both the fresh and non-perishable sections of the store.

May 12, 2015

IRI on Tuesday tapped former P&G marketing executive as senior advisor. 

May 7, 2015

BIC Consumer Products USA, a manufacturer of such items as stationery, lighters and shavers, on Thursday announced that it is launching a series of lighters that take inspiration from Americana. The multi-purpose lighters will feature limited-edition handles in stars and stripes as well as plaid patterns, the company said.

May 7, 2015

John Learish, SVP marketing for Rite Aid, explains Rite Aid's participation in what is a first for the U.S. retail industry: A coalition loyalty card program called Plenti that represents a partnership among several national iconic retail brands

 

May 7, 2015

Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index showing sharp uptick in use of mobile phones to buy merchandise. 

May 6, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that the FAA is considering testing beyond-sight drone flights.