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. 

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.