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

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

November 3, 2014

Lozier Corp., which provides store fixtures to major retailers around the world, on Monday announced the acquisition of the Leggett and Platt Store Fixtures Group — another manufacturer of retail fixtures.

October 30, 2014
Comfoor announced the introduction of Pluggerz, which are earplugs containing anti-allergic silicon material. 
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 30, 2014

Bridgestone Americas announced that TJ Higgins has been named president of the consumer U.S. and Canada divisions for the company's tire operations, effective Nov. 3. 

October 29, 2014

Consumers want to know: do disinfectant products like Reckitt Benckiser's Lysol or Clorox protect against the Ebola virus?

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 24, 2014

Procter & Gamble posted first-quarter results in line with expectations, and announced plans to shed its Duracell battery business as it works to restructure its portfolio.

October 22, 2014

CamelBak, manufacturer of personal hydration gear, introduced Forge, a travel mug with a self-sealing, leak-proof cap that aims to bring the in-home coffee experience anywhere. 

October 16, 2014

GreatCall on Wednesday announced that its suite of connected health and safety products and services is available in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide.

 

October 14, 2014

Shoppers are rolling into the holiday season on a high note and are willing to spend a bit more, according to the latest IRI MarketPulse survey released Tuesday.

 

October 9, 2014

Expanding on its voluntary ingredient disclosure program, SC Johnson will begin disclosing air care fragrance ingredients present at the highest concentrations down to .09% of the product formula. 

October 7, 2014

Mission Pharmacal Company has developed two zinc-oxide sprays that are poised to set the environmental standard for aerosol performance – Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Spray and Dr. Smith’s Rash+Skin® Spray. Mission Pharmacal used Honeywell Solstice® Propellant, one of the most environmentally preferable aerosol technologies available today, to bring to market these new products. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 6, 2014

The 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day kicked off with a moving and inspirational presentation by adventurer and wilderness advocate Aron Ralston, who not only shared his story of having to amputate his arm in order to free himself from a dislodged boulder while hiking in Utah’s remote canyon country, but also revealed what he gained from that fateful journey.

October 6, 2014

Hundreds of attendees — ranging from Emerson Group clients, to retailers, to agencies, to members of the private equity community — gathered at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Philadelphia on Oct. 1 to attend the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Attention brand marketers: Market in the year that we actually live in. That was a key piece of advice that entrepreneur, author and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk, had for attendees during his lively, no-holds-barred presentation at the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Is your emerging economy in your backyard? That’s a question that Matthew Martin, VP marketing at Family Dollar, posed to attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day as he described how Family Dollar defines value and what it is doing to better meet the needs of its core shopper.

October 6, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday hired Margaret Edgell Core to guide the reinstituted annual event, FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience.

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

With declines in household incomes, a growing trend toward self-care among consumers, a changing demographic landscape and a greater emphasis on digital, the retail environment is undergoing significant change, but that change is spelling opportunities for smaller companies, according to Bob Sanders, EVP healthcare practice leader at IRI.

October 6, 2014

Are you concerned about the future and the uncertainties that lie ahead? As you work to unravel the mysteries of tomorrow, take a step back and focus on connecting the dots. That’s a key message that presenter Vikram Mansharamani had for attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 2, 2014

Cepia, a toy and game manufacturer, announced the debut of The Amazing Zhus, a collection of toy mice that perform magic tricks.