November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.

November 24, 2014

In the era of the omnipresent smartphone, personal hygiene doesn't stop with soap and water at the bathroom sink.

November 21, 2014

More than one-third of those surveyed (36%) have previously used a mobile device to pay for something in a brick-and-mortar retail store, up from 15% in 2012.

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.

 

November 18, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings announced support for Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint.

 

November 18, 2014

Researchers found that online and offline consumer conversations and recommendations account for 13% of consumer sales. 

 

November 17, 2014

Holoma on Monday announced it will place advanced video capabilities into the hands of consumers this holiday season as part of a Walmart exclusive. 

November 14, 2014

BIC — a producer of stationery products, lighters and shavers — announced the launch of a new special edition lighter series, which feature designs from AMC's popular show, "The Walking Dead." 

November 13, 2014

BURG on Thursday announced the launch of the BURG 12 Smartwatch at Walmart.  

November 13, 2014

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

November 13, 2014

Warren Buffett is snapping up Procter & Gamble’s Duracell battery business in a deal valued at $4.7 billion.

November 12, 2014

The Global Market Development Center on Wednesday released a new whitepaper that explores external drivers of change that will significantly impact the North American retail landscape over the next five years.

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 11, 2014

ScentSicles, a line of eco-friendly scented ornaments, is rolling out three new products for the holidays. The festive new additions include Scented Sprigs, AutoSticks and Decorative Ornaments.

November 6, 2014

Amazon.com on Thursday posted a YouTube video announcing the launch of Amazon Echo, a plug-in device designed to provide information, music, news and weather.

November 6, 2014

Save Brands on Thursday announced the introduction of a silicone end cap for butter sticks that helps to preserve and keep butter fresh, and also helps to reduce waste, according to the company. 

November 6, 2014

As many as 53.8% of shoppers who use their mobile devices inside physical retail locations are researching and comparing prices of different stores.

November 5, 2014

As many as 60% of shoppers wait until November before they start their holiday gift buying, with 31% hitting the stores around Nov. 1 and 29% waiting until Black Friday.

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

November 4, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the promotion of Jennifer Johnston to senior marketing services account manager.

November 4, 2014

About 1-in-3 holiday shoppers say they expect more than half of their purchases to be on sale or discounted, The Conference Board reported Tuesday.

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.