August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is exploring the divestiture of as many as 100 underperforming brands, according to a report in the New York Times published Monday. 

 

August 5, 2014

Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand is launching a new chamomile-scented toilet paper. Each roll of new Charmin plus with the scent of Chamomile has the scent added to the tube to create an experience that soothes the senses, according to the company.

August 5, 2014

GNC Holdings on Tuesday named Michael Archbold CEO and appointed him to the board, effective immediately.

August 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble will trim its brand portfolio to focus on 70 to 80 of its largest and best performing brands.

July 31, 2014

Dollar General, in partnership with Coupons.com, on Thursday completed the successful rollout of its new DG Digital Coupons program to its more than 11,300 stores across the 40 states the retailer serves.

July 31, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Thursday launched a new line of wellness products called Meta, from the makers of Metamucil, in partnership with Michael Strahan, co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael," FOX NFL Sunday analyst, "Good Morning America" special co-host and 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. 

July 29, 2014

Amazon on Monday announced the launch of the 3D Printed Products store.

July 25, 2014

Nail Media Group announced its new name, Nail Marketing 360. According to the company, this rebranding reflects the wide range of marketing services the agency has provided in recent years to better accommodate the growing needs of its clients.

July 23, 2014

On average, consumers say 64% of their back-to-school shopping will take place in-store, with the rest online via computer or mobile device. A new survey of 1,001 U.S. parents with school-age children from customer experience solutions provider Baynote and the E-tailing Group also shows that 40% of consumers say that paper catalogs influence their in-store purchases, more than any other channel.

July 21, 2014

Almost a month after launching its Be Well Network loyalty program, hand sanitizer brand Purell has signed up 75% of the users it had expected for the year, according to Ad Age.

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

July 18, 2014

Industry consolidation continues as CVS Caremark has entered an agreement to snap up regional player Navarro Discount Pharmacy — a move that makes sense for CVS Caremark on several fronts.

Not only does the acquisition strengthen CVS Caremark’s position in the Hispanic marketplace, the fastest growing demographic in the United States, but the deal also includes Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving those with complex diseases.

July 14, 2014

Weis Markets on Friday announced it will offer online shopping with in-store pickup at its Laurel store on Washington Boulevard beginning Sunday, July 13.

July 11, 2014

Private-label brands at warehouse clubs are believed to be comparable in terms of quality compared with name brand items.

July 10, 2014

The bath and body segment has benefited from near universal usage as consumers use these products in their daily personal hygiene routine.

July 10, 2014

Beauty subscription company Birchbox has announced the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, which leverages the insights and feedback gathered since the company’s launch in 2010 from its more than 800,000 active subscribers.

July 10, 2014

When it comes to skin care, facial anti-aging potions still reign, as women continue their quest for younger, healthier looking skin.

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

July 2, 2014

A physical store presence is key to most retailers for their online growth strategy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Services.

July 2, 2014

Shrinkage levels average 1.27% of sales, which translates to a $57 billion loss to the industry, according to the U.S. Retail Fraud Survey, which is based on research into the systems and strategies used by 100 leading North American retailers.

June 26, 2014

Aisle411 on Wednesday announced a new functionality that will allow retail shoppers using Google’s Project Tango to search and navigate to product locations while getting rewarded in retail environments in a revolutionary new way.

June 25, 2014

GoJo Industries on Tuesday launched the "Purell Be Well Network" loyalty program to reward its consumers for healthy hand hygiene habits and encourage them to spread the word about how to reduce the risk of illness and infection in their daily lives.

June 24, 2014

Former retail executive Steven Lubin recently announced the formation of Steven Lubin Enterprises, an enterprise that excels in new product innovation, packaging and marketing.