September 7, 2016

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

September 7, 2016

Lovepop Cards, a Harvard-based greeting card start-up that landed a $300,000 investment from investor Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s “Shark Tank” TV show in December, start as a sketch on paper that is translated to a modeling software, in which each shape is drawn, then transferred to a software that routs a laser-cutter to cut out each piece.

September 7, 2016

Hallmark is bringing music from some of the most popular country artists — including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan — into the greeting card aisle with CMA Sounds Cards.

September 7, 2016

Procter & Gamble is launching an open casting call and fun digital campaign to find #TheNextMrClean.

September 7, 2016

The React Sidekick, which can be worn on a clip or keychain, pairs with the free React Mobile safety app via LE Bluetooth.  With a single click of the Sidekick, users can activate the app and issue an SOS alert.

September 6, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is targeting 19 ingredients found in soaps and body washes, saying they could do more harm than good.

September 6, 2016

OtterBox is giving consumers new options when it comes to phone cases with its new Strada Series, featuring genuine leather with exotic patterns and styling.

September 1, 2016

As artisan-style jewelry increases in popularity, especially among younger consumers, Halcraft USA is offering a new collection of on-trend and value-priced bracelet displays.

August 31, 2016

As sales of smartphone accessories continue to skyrocket, Belkin is bringing an innovative new Apple charging dock to market.

August 31, 2016

There's a new digital service that aims to disrupt the greeting card industry, with a surprising twist.

August 31, 2016

Hydration is getting a lot smarter with the introduction of a new smartbottle from Thermos.

August 29, 2016

The new circular includes a contemporary design structure that deal seakers will find appealing, Walgreens said, and manufacturers will have more opportunities to appeal to consumers through robust solution sets.

August 24, 2016

Life Clips Inc. has entered into an agreement with Toys R Us for an initial test run of LifeClips' Mobeego brand of one-time use wireless chargers.

August 22, 2016

Glade is embracing the upcoming fall season by partnering with an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion to launch its latest Autumn Collection.

August 17, 2016

Leading pet food brand Beneful is unveiling new recipes across its dry dog food line, offering real meat as the first ingredient in the chicken and beef varieties and eliminating added sugar across the board. 

August 16, 2016

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new line of Nickelodeon products for their exclusive licensed lines of “Paw Patrol” and “Shimmer & Shine” Garden Gloves and Gear for kids. 

August 15, 2016

As lifestyle products for men continue to disrupt the beauty aisles, a new brand is looking to disrupt the laundry care aisle too.

August 12, 2016

Back-to-school promotions seem to start earlier and earlier each year. But most consumers aren’t buying the pitch.

August 10, 2016

ALDI is pulling out all the stops to appeal to parents by launching its first multi-category line of baby products nationwide next week.

August 10, 2016

Procter & Gamble is moving away from ads on Facebook that target specific consumers after concluding the practice is not really that effective. (Wall Street Journal)

August 9, 2016

In his role at GMDC, the former RetailNet Group executive will primarily focus on expanding the association’s reach within the retail and consumer product industry

August 5, 2016

A leading brand of consumer electronic and household cleaning products has launched a packaging refresh for its line of screen cleaners and compressed gas dusters.

August 5, 2016

Hallmark has signed a new licensing agreement with the Country Music Association to bring music from some of the most popular country artists into the greeting card aisle.