July 23, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, on Tuesday debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods.

July 23, 2014

On average, consumers say 64% of their back-to-school shopping will take place in-store, with the rest online via computer or mobile device. A new survey of 1,001 U.S. parents with school-age children from customer experience solutions provider Baynote and the E-tailing Group also shows that 40% of consumers say that paper catalogs influence their in-store purchases, more than any other channel.

July 21, 2014

Almost a month after launching its Be Well Network loyalty program, hand sanitizer brand Purell has signed up 75% of the users it had expected for the year, according to Ad Age.

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

July 18, 2014

Urnex Brands announced CleanCup Single Cup Brewer cleaning cups, a solution for Keurig owners looking to give their at-home brewing machines a thorough scrubdown.

July 17, 2014

Kimberly-Clark announced the launch of GoodNites TRU-FIT underwear, a bedwetting management solution that contains a cotton blend with disposable, absorbent inserts.

July 17, 2014

Wahl Home Products has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to promote the One Picture Saves a Life Campaign, a collaboration among pet industry leaders to change public perceptions about rescued animals and provide grooming and photography resources to shelters.

July 15, 2014

Arctic Ease, a company that makes cold and compression therapy products, announced Tuesday that it had launched its small joints wrap.

July 15, 2014

A subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group announced that it will acquire a portfolio of products from Reynolds American, which includes such U.S. cigarette brands as Winston, Kool and Salem, as well as the e-cigarette brand blu.

July 15, 2014

New to the beauty and travel scene is Smart Tray, a portable personal care product that turns a bathroom sink into expanded counter space.

July 10, 2014

Duck brand has announced a number of new solutions to help simplify the packing and moving process, which includes packaging tapes, protective wrap and boxes.

July 9, 2014

Duck brand duct tape announced that it is adding new general-purpose and project-specific products to its lineup in the form of Max Strength Duck Tape and No Residue Duck Tape.

July 9, 2014

Target has announced that, for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores between July 13 and Aug. 2, the company will donate one school supply item to a student in need.

July 8, 2014

Rite Aid celebrated the latest evolution of its Wellness store format, with a June 23 grand opening truly befitting of its 90210 address.

July 3, 2014

Gain detergent, a brand from Procter & Gamble, announced that it will give attendees of this year's Essence Festival a scent-filled experience with Gain flings! "Music to Your Nose," which will take place inside P&G's My Black is Beautiful booth at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

July 3, 2014

Starwars.com on Tuesday reported that Hasbro would introduce a 6-inch action figure of Boba Fett as part of its Black Series, to be sold exclusively at Walgreens.

June 30, 2014

Hasbro has launched a new My Little Pony figurine at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that will be available exclusively at Walgreens this fall, Examiner.com reported Monday.

June 27, 2014

The two brands have teamed up to create a new tape that features the crunchy candy.

June 26, 2014

With "pet humanization" now a multibillion dollar business in America, the push to provide four-legged companions with human-quality products has given rise to an new type of pet owner: the premium pet product shopper, according to U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2014-2015, released Thursday.

June 24, 2014

Former retail executive Steven Lubin recently announced the formation of Steven Lubin Enterprises, an enterprise that excels in new product innovation, packaging and marketing.

June 18, 2014

The drug channel could be losing its edge in seasonal sales. GMDC’s recently released “Seasonal Best Practices” report revealed that, according to Nielsen data for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 26, 2013, while drug store seasonal merchandise dollar sales are slightly ahead of supermarkets, the channel’s sales have slipped 16%.

June 17, 2014

Global design company Threadless is partnering with Recycled Paper Greetings to bring Threadless' community-driven artwork to national retailers through a new line of greeting cards, which showcase the talents of 61 artists from 18 countries.

June 16, 2014

Duck duct tape is joining forces with Fiskars to create a new pair of scissors.

June 13, 2014

According to a consumer survey from eDigitalResearch released Friday, online grocery shoppers tend to buy fewer impulse purchases online than in store, resulting in smaller basket sizes.