January 13, 2015

RB (formerly called Reckitt Benckiser) has unveiled its new Amopé Pedi Perfect electronic foot file.

January 9, 2015

For the month of December, brick-and-mortar retailers realized a 6.5% decline in year-over-year sales

January 8, 2015

Nearly a quarter (21%) of Americans stated that they are likely to return or exchange at least one of the presents that they received this holiday season, according to a study released Wednesday by Retale.

January 7, 2015

Hallmark and Mattel announced a new licensing agreement which will bring the Barbie brand back to Hallmark in 2015.

January 6, 2015

Grocer Fresh & Easy has reinvigorated its brand and its stores with a focus on more fresh and natural foods, and is bringing this mission to life through a pilot in Las Vegas.

January 6, 2015

L&R Distributors, a distributor of more than 35,000 HBC, GM and cosmetics products, has promoted Lee Colarco to VP of category management and procurement.

December 18, 2014

Alex Brands has acquired toy brand Shrinky Dinks for an undisclosed amount.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 17, 2014

They say the Holidays are a time for reflection and with Super Bowl Sunday — perhaps the biggest night of the year for TV advertising — just around the corner, the editors and publishers of DSN thought it would be fun to look back at our top 12 TV commercials of all time for CPG brands. Did your favorites make the cut?

December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014

Air Wick announced the debut of a new campaign that tells the story of a military family of eight. The film, "Home is in the Air," is inspired by the importance of scent in creating a home-like atmosphere, the brand said.

 

December 15, 2014

Multicultural consumers are expected to be a key driver in strengthening pet ownership rates in America in the future, according to “Pet Population and Ownership Trends in the U.S.,” a recent report by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

December 11, 2014

The holiday season is the battery category’s best friend. A shift in the consumer electronics industry to built-in rechargeable batteries and the growth of do-it-all smartphones that replace many battery-operated devices has left the category in a slump. 

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 5, 2014

RetailNext on Thursday reported a decrease in U.S. store sales of 11% on a 11.4% decline in store traffic for the retail calendar month ending Nov. 29. 

 

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

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders.

 

December 2, 2014

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

 

December 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Tuesday announced that Timothy LeBel has been named VP of sales.

December 2, 2014

According to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” nearly all service providers (94%) feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays.

December 1, 2014

ComScore on Sunday reported that U.S. desktop retail e-commerce spending for the first 28 days of the 2014 holiday season were up 15% to $22.7 billion.