April 19, 2012

Dexas has introduced two new kitchen products: a new melon slicer and watermelon cutting and serving board.

April 18, 2012

Tidy Cats has launched a new campaign to support its latest cat litter formula.

April 17, 2012

Electronic cigarettes, sometimes called personal vaporizers, are making their way into the drug channel. As tobacco smoking in public is steadily becoming a thing of the past, smokers are looking for alternatives, and more retail channels are carrying the products.

April 17, 2012

Customer loyalty has always been paramount for retailers, but as we wade into 2012 and beyond, it is becoming increasingly evident that retailers have a renewed focus on establishing a strong sense of loyalty and creating an engaging customer experience through cross-channel initiatives that are touching customers both in and — perhaps more importantly — out of the store.

April 17, 2012

Technology is changing the general merchandise aisles. Online greeting cards have grabbed share from traditional cards, and photofinishing is taking a hit as consumers move to digital photo publishing.

April 16, 2012

Sun Products has announced the appointment of a new EVP national brands.

April 16, 2012

Kimberly-Clark announced that its Scott Naturals brand has earned the Green Good Housekeeping Seal for three products.

April 13, 2012

Self-service is becoming more prevalent as consumers grow accustomed to using kiosks for everything from self-checkout in the supermarket to checking in for their flights. Experts estimated that by 2016, 3 million kiosks will be in use globally.


April 13, 2012

It’s called automated retailing. While retail merchants MaxWellness and Kroger are still in the pilot phase, more or less, this should become a fast brand extension that can reach consumers in remote locations — the bus stop/train depot, the hospital, the airport, the school, the gym or inside another noncompetitive retailer’s box.


April 13, 2012

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Lewis Drug aims to be its customers’ “first stop for everything,” and the “Four Seasons” department in its newest store helps the chain fill that role.


April 13, 2012

A new device designed to offer home climate and aroma control has hit the market. New Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool and Refresh fan brings together Honeywell’s ability to circulate indoor air while utilizing Febreze Set & Refresh scent cartridges that are designed to eliminate odors, Honeywell said.

April 12, 2012

Clorox has partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to launch a new healthcare resource for Hispanic families.

April 12, 2012

ABC Studios is set to release the first seasons for four of its newest shows on DVD just weeks after their respective season finales.

April 12, 2012

Nielsen and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business said they plan to offer comprehensive historical perspective on consumer purchases to all U.S.-based academic researchers for the first time.

April 11, 2012

Real Simple has rolled out a limited-edition line of licensed pet products.

April 11, 2012

Natura Pet Products has launched a website that gives pet parents insight on where the company's pet food ingredients are sourced and how the formulas are made.

April 10, 2012

Kimberly-Clark announced that Jan Spencer, a 34-year company veteran, is retiring.

April 9, 2012

Celebrating the recent debut of its Senior Plus line, Iams is launching a contest on Facebook called "Play Young, Stay Young," which encourages pet parents to celebrate their pets that are ages 11 years and older.

April 5, 2012

Dog food brand Beneful has debuted a new line of dog snacks.

April 5, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Kimberly-Clark are teaming up to give away 10 $1,000 gift cards in the "Spruce Up Your Space" sweepstakes.

April 4, 2012

Acosta Sales and Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, on Wednesday named former Kroger president and COO Don McGeorge to its board of directors.

April 4, 2012

Cool Gear has expanded its line of hydration products with three new items.

April 3, 2012

ECRM announced that a state-of-the-art center will be built in honor of its late leader Charlie Bowlus.

March 30, 2012

After being thrust into the political arena, Ohio Art has launched a series of ads designed to maintain the political neutrality of its classic drawing toy.