December 5, 2013

Meijer will donate up to $10,000 to benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

December 4, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced that it has formed a business agreement with Intage, a marketing research company in Japan.

December 3, 2013

Elderly and disabled people nationwide have saved almost $9 billion on prescription drugs thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

December 2, 2013

Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores.

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season with prudence. According to a July 2013 survey, conducted by e-commerce technology provider Baynote, 38% of retailers project a year-over-year increase in online sales of just 11% to 20%.

November 26, 2013

Black Friday will just be an ordinary day for the 56% of Americans who plan to do no shopping at all, according to a Consumer Reports poll released Tuesday.

November 26, 2013

According to a Harris Poll released Tuesday, 70% of Americans believe it is likely that the government will shut down again in January, while just 21% believe it is unlikely to shut down.

November 26, 2013

Moody's on Tuesday cut against the grain with its holiday forecasts by suggesting pent-up demand will help give retailers a reason to celebrate Black Friday despite concerns of another government shutdown in January.

November 25, 2013

Duracell on Friday announced that it will donate up to 1 million batteries to Toys for Tots as part of its Power a Smile program, marking the brand's largest donation to the organization to date.

November 25, 2013

The global market research firm Harris Interactive on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Nielsen Holdings.

November 21, 2013

Across five different product or service attributes analyzed (i.e., price, service agreement, selection, feature or quality) in a Nielsen Global Survey of Loyalty Sentiment, "offering the best price" held the most persuasive power to motivate consumers to swap devotion to a brand, service provider or retailer, Nielsen reported on Monday.

November 21, 2013

Men have become significant players participating in a self-gifting trend, according to a survey released Wednesday by Roku.

November 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble brand Charmin on Wednesday announced improvements to its toilet paper.

November 19, 2013

Feline Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat is the mascot for a new pet odor-eliminating product from Accuy Natural Solutions, the company said.

November 19, 2013

Shoppers are already looking past the holiday season and not liking what they see, according to a special survey conducted between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 by IRI that was released Tuesday.

November 13, 2013

Nearly 60% of global respondents said that loyalty programs were available where they shopped, and of those, 84% said they were more likely to visit those retailers, according to a new study by Nielsen published Tuesday.

November 13, 2013

A new product for gift wrapping is designed to save both time and trees.

November 12, 2013

Del Monte is partnering with SodaStream International to produce a series of new flavors for the carbonation machine maker, the two companies said Tuesday.

November 12, 2013

Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!'s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.

November 11, 2013

H-E-B has opted to buck the trend of retailers opening their doors to Black Friday deals as early as Thanksgiving Day, the company announced Friday.

November 8, 2013

Spectrum Brands Holdings’ Rayovac battery division recently launched a new line of portable charging products.

November 8, 2013

Energizer has made improvements to its Ultimate Lithium and Energizer Recharge AA and AAA batteries.

November 8, 2013

’Tis the season for toy and electronics gifts. It’s no coincidence that it’s also the biggest time of the year for battery sales. Ramping up displays can help retailers optimize the season.

November 7, 2013

According to a Credit Suisse analysis of the drug channel published Wednesday, drug stores are in for a challenging winter across the front-end with an embattled consumer continuing to hold back and the continued proliferation of dollar stores that are attracting value-driven trips to their channel.