March 15, 2011

Natural personal care brand Jason has debuted for 2011 a fresh look with new and improved packaging designs.

March 15, 2011

Walmart is expanding the number of locations that carry Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal, the manufacturer has announced.

March 15, 2011

PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.

March 14, 2011

Family Dollar reported Monday a comparable-store sales increase of 5.1% for the second quarter ended Feb. 26. Net sales for the quarter increased 8.3% to $2.26 billion, from $2.09 billion last year. According to the retailer, warmer weather earlier in the year, as well as strong performance in its consumables and seasonal categories, helped drive sales.

March 14, 2011

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea, Eucerin and Aquaphor, has announced that Robert Taylor-Hughes, president of Beiersdorf North America, is leaving the company.

March 7, 2011

Meda Consumer Healthcare recently was named the grand winner of the MAX Awards for excellence in marketing for the relaunch of Bifera, an over-the-counter supplement that offers two types of iron — protein- and plant-based.

March 4, 2011

Consumers always want more, whether it is a thinner, lighter iPad, a faster car or a muffin with more blueberries. The same is true in the world of coupons, where a stumbling national economy caused shoppers to demand more coupons from consumer packaged goods companies.

March 4, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the cash register. A coveted diabetic shopper intent on saving money saw promotions that resonated with value. She was hooked.

On this trip, promotions influenced her to expand her basket from just insulin to related care items, foot cream and a sugar-free treat. It was as if the retailer and suppliers completely understood her daily regimen, lifestyle, shopping behaviors, willingness to spend and purchase triggers. Indeed, they did.

How? They mastered the process of promotion optimization.

March 4, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free. New postage-paid greetings, which will range in price from $2.69 to $3.99, feature the U.S. Postal Service’s Intelligent Mail bar code on the front of the envelope. More than 200 varieties of everyday postage-paid greetings will be available.

March 3, 2011

February same-store sales at Target advanced 1.8%, thanks to the addition of fresh food and consumables that are part of an aggressive remodeling program causing more people to shop its stores.

March 2, 2011

This month, Harris Teeter is offering current and new members of its loyalty program a chance to win a year of free groceries.

March 1, 2011

The push of private label at retail continues to gain momentum as Food Lion kicked off a promotion whereby shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries every time they buy private-brand products.

March 1, 2011

Physicians are 30% more likely to prescribe a drug that gives patients incentives to remain adherent to it than they are to prescribe a drug without such a program, according to a new survey.

March 1, 2011

A member-owned cooperative has inked a deal with a technology company that develops and provides integrated data-driven solutions for healthcare inventory logistics.

February 28, 2011

Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

February 28, 2011

Safeway has promoted Mir Aamir to lead Safeway’s loyalty programs and oversee digital and mobile efforts related to loyalty.

February 25, 2011

As Walgreens pays tribute to its store brand via hard-hitting ads that position its health-and-wellness products as the ones that its pharmacists recommend, CVS/pharmacy officially has unveiled its new Just the Basics private-label line — both developments that should serve as warning signs to vendors.

February 25, 2011

Perrigo on Friday named Lynden Johncock to the post of trade promotion manager with the sales department. In this combined marketing and sales role, Johncock will act as a liaison between customers and Perrigo to ensure effective exchange of ideas for business and product line growth.

February 23, 2011

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index reached 70.4 in February, a three-year high from February 2008, thanks to growing optimism about the short-term future.

February 23, 2011

Health Mart, McKesson’s network of more than 2,700 independently owned pharmacies, on Tuesday announced that the franchise was recognized in the J.D. Power "2011 Customer Service Champions" report.

February 23, 2011

A premier marketing and research firm for the retail consumer healthcare industry announced that it has appointed a new business development manager.

February 23, 2011

The Promotion Optimization Institute will be hosting its Trade Promotion Optimization Summit here from March 13 to 15. It’s a three-day educational seminar for both supplier and retail executives responsible for pricing, trade marketing, sales and operations planning, merchandising and promotions.

February 18, 2011

Move over Snuggie and ShamWow — more direct-response products are coming to retail.

February 18, 2011

TeleBrands, a developer of "As Seen On TV" products, has introduced three new innovations.