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

Sears Holiding Co. joined the growing list of retailers with extended shopping hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sears will open at its earliest time ever: 6 p.m., and Kmart will open its doors for 42 hours straight, from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving to midnight on Black Friday.

November 4, 2014

NBTY on Tuesday announced the appointment of Andrew Archambault to the position of chief customer officer. Archambault has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as VP and managing director for Bacardi USA. 

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 29, 2014

A new innovation Lowe's is currently testing in two stores could be a nod to the future of in-store service. 

 

October 27, 2014

TV host and chef Carla Hall, singer Jessi Leon and celebrity fashion stylist Irma Martinez participated in a Power Meet-Up of influential women — hosted by CoverGirl, Olay, Orgullosa and Publix — at "Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Weekend" in Miami on Oct. 24.

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

Target is gearing up for the holiday season with a string of new initiatives, including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20.

October 17, 2014

Target Canada announced on Friday the official opening of three new stores in Canada, marking the final stores scheduled to open in 2014 and bringing to 133 the total number of Target Canada stores open across the country.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, in July debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods for either products still in the concept phase or products that are on store shelves.

October 15, 2014

The multicultural beauty market continues to outpace growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, as many ethnic brands broaden their reach to target a wider audience, regardless of ethnicity, according to a report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 14, 2014

Alliance Data Systems, a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction data, on Tuesday announced that its Canadian coalition loyalty business has signed a new, long-term agreement with Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall.

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 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 9, 2014

Pepto-Bismol announced Thursday that Fright Fest at Six Flags will be a little less scary for those who fear stomach upsets.

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

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced it is conducting a developer contest to encourage integration of its Balance Rewards application program interface.

 

October 3, 2014

Locally relevant and personalized ads move shoppers from their screens into store aisles. That’s according to the findings of a recent study by G/O Digital, a provider of local, integrated digital marketing solutions.

October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.