June 8, 2011

A new line of biodegradable trash bags are looking to "dress the mess."

June 7, 2011

Through a partnership with Incentive Targeting and HaloEffect, Big Y Foods will become the first grocery retailer to offer Groupon deals digitally loaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards, the companies announced.

June 7, 2011

The Private Label Manufacturers Association is highlighting brands that speak to Hispanic shoppers through a new pavilion that will be displayed at the group's 2011 Private Label Trade Show in November.

June 7, 2011

SmartSource has enhanced its online coupons with Quick Response codes that can provide real-time identification of fraudulent coupons.

June 6, 2011

Perception feeds reality. That is as true today as it was when the economy first started its rollercoaster plunge back in 2008. The perception is that the consumer is on her way back. And while that is fast becoming reality, today’s retailer will be looking to commit its capital expenditures to more than just the traditional new Main-and-Main locations.

June 3, 2011

Royal Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is giving its private-label products a new look.

June 3, 2011

Sam's Club is expanding its foray into the private-label business by focusing on consumables.

June 2, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market, a chain of 33 grocery outlets, now is carrying an array of TCCD International's Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products.

June 1, 2011

Midwestern retailer Roundy’s Supermarkets has partnered with Grandville Printing to digitally print weekly in-store shelf tags and price signs, Roundy’s said Wednesday.

May 31, 2011

Cool Gear has introduced a new set of reusable water bottles, cups and food containers that are designed to keep food and drinks chilled for a long period of time.

May 31, 2011

Costco Wholesale EVP, CFO and director Richard Galanti told investors during the company’s third quarter 2011 earnings call last week that average prices in pharmacy probably would decline due to the introduction of generic versions of branded drugs.

May 31, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a private-label manufacturer and distributor of mouthwash for allegedly violating the former's intellectual property.

May 26, 2011

Pampers has introduced Prints, a limited-edition diaper line.

May 26, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday promoted Mike Spear to divisional merchandise manager of the retailer’s personal care division and announced that Lauren Vondrasek is transitioning to the company’s beauty merchandising unit, which is headed by Barbara Larson.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves. That suggests consumers may be willing to try new things again — in other words, to buy something new — and that is excellent news for niche manufacturers. In this annual report, DSN calculates the value of niche brands.

May 23, 2011

The world's largest consumer-voted program that recognizes innovation in consumer packaged goods is calling on brands to submit their newest products.

May 23, 2011

Ziploc has launched its Versa­Glass products, which are designed to go from the fridge to the microwave or oven — at temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit — and straight to the dinner table, the company said.

May 23, 2011

Aetrex Worldwide is bringing shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience featuring the most advanced technology in the footwear industry with the opening of its first retail concept in Englewood, N.J. An invite-only grand opening celebration will be held June 2.


May 20, 2011

To better connect with today's beauty consumers, mass market retailers should consider implementing a multisensory playground or a "BeautySphere," engaging them with a calendar of in-store pop-up activities and implementing a "roving endcap" as a cost-effective way to execute new ideas and highlight new products. Those were just some of the ideas that emerged Thursday evening during the Fashion Institute of Technology Class of 2011 Capstone presentations and graduation reception in New York.

May 19, 2011

Nestle Waters is launching a new sweepstakes for each of its six regional spring water brands.

May 19, 2011

Consumers today are a lot less skittish about rising gas prices than they were in 2008, Nielsen reported.

May 10, 2011

Heinz has given a nod to the past by packaging its ketchup in classic glass bottles.

May 10, 2011

Beiersdorf's Nivea brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a global campaign that launches May 15 called "100 Years Skincare for Life."