February 19, 2014

Big Heart Pet Brands on Wednesday announced its launch as the largest standalone pet food-and-snack company in North America. The creation of Big Heart Pet Brands comes on the heels of the company's sale of its consumer products division to Del Monte Pacific Limited, which closed on Feb. 18, 2014.

February 19, 2014

OurPet's, a pet supply company, announced the launch of a new line of products available through the food, drug and mass market channel.

February 18, 2014

Mintel projects the pet products category will grow an average of 3.8% over the next five years to nearly $13.7 billion by 2017.

February 18, 2014

Lighter-weight cat litters are gaining ground.

February 18, 2014

Wahl recently introduced No-Rinse waterless shampoo and doggie deodorant.

February 14, 2014

4ThoughtProducts has announced the release of Pill Pod, a new safety device that serves as a "keyless" drug lock box for use in the home.

February 13, 2014

An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has recently been launched to help raise funds to produce an at-home beverage organizer system.

February 12, 2014

Eco Depot announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Water Technology Development to distribute a new portable water purification device called the WaterGizzi.

February 12, 2014

Meijer is perhaps best known for the freshness it offers in the grocery aisles, but more and more Meijer customers will now look across the center aisle for bright colors, geometric patterns and advice thanks to a major initiative to upgrade its apparel offerings, the retailer announced Wednesday.

February 11, 2014

Elmer's Products, a supplier of adhesives, has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, a multi-service adhesive designed for mixed-material projects, to its line of products.

February 10, 2014

SodaStream International announced an agreement with lifestyle brand Skinnygirl to co-develop flavors exclusively for SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems.

February 10, 2014

BooginHead, a supplier of parent-invented products, has announced the release of Squeez'Ems reusable pouches in two new designs.

February 6, 2014

Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have signed a 10-year agreement to work together on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR's upcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.

February 5, 2014

In support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers, CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step.

February 5, 2014

Vapor4Life, a developer and distributor of e-cigarettes and e-cigars, unveiled its new E-Cigar King line at the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas on Jan. 29.

February 4, 2014

The Global Market Development Center released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

February 4, 2014

Paick, a mobile digital device brand, announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank.

February 3, 2014

Altria Group announced that its subsidiary agreed to acquire e-vapor business Green Smoke and its affiliates for approximately $110 million in cash and up to $20 million in incentive payments.

February 3, 2014

Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the tender offer by Nielsen and its wholly owned subsidiary, Prime Acquisition Corp., to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Harris Interactive, a global market research firm.

January 30, 2014

Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

January 30, 2014

Vapor Corp., a U.S.-based electronic cigarette company, will unveil a store-in-store "authorized dealer" retail concept at the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas.

January 28, 2014

Old Mother Hubbard, a member of WellPet brands, will now offer three new varieties of dog treats in its product mix.

January 28, 2014

Sun Products, a provider of household care products, has announced new additions to the Snuggle laundry brand, which includes Snuggle Scent Boosters, All Free Clear liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets, and All Mighty Pacs OXI.

January 27, 2014

Eighty percent of U.S. consumers use the Internet when they shop. The fourth annual research study of shopper behavior, conducted by Cisco Consulting Services, revealed the percentage of “uber-digitals” shoppers, who regularly use their smartphones for their shopping decision-making, nearly doubled to 18% of the sampled population.