February 18, 2011

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

February 18, 2011

Walgreens is ready for its closeup.


After a two-year, top-to-bottom makeover — and a relentless focus on its core customers and its broad mission as a health, wellness and convenient shopping destination — the company that wants to “own well” has honed its message to consumers: Walgreens is ready to be the nation’s top wellness destination.

February 18, 2011

CHICAGO — The real question behind the introductions of a store-brand beer from both Walgreens and Supervalu is whether or not the new brews will be hits by year’s end. In other words, can Big Flats 1901 and Buck Range Light be to beer what Trader Joe’s Two-Buck-Chuck was to wine?


February 15, 2011

Customer satisfaction as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has not improved since the middle of 2009, and on Tuesday it registered its biggest drop in two years; for fourth quarter 2010, the index fell 0.5% to 75.3.

February 11, 2011

"Try the brand of health-and-wellness products our pharmacists recommend," reads a new ad from Walgreens that hit Sunday papers this past weekend, extolling the virtues of the Walgreens store brand. This should serve as a wake-up call to the vendor community — particularly, over-the-counter manufacturers — that retailers are putting a greater emphasis on private label than ever before. Walgreens clearly is investing big dollars with this campaign to promote it like a national brand, to send a message to consumers that its brand is "quality [they] can trust."

February 11, 2011

Walgreens is in the process of introducing a wide-scale national campaign that has its pharmacists recommending Walgreens store-brand products in favor of national brands, the New York Times reported Thursday.

February 9, 2011

The world's largest consumer-voted program that recognizes innovation in consumer packaged goods announced this year's award-winning brands.

February 8, 2011

With many businesses implementing customers reward programs to drive sales, it seems that the ones that promise everyday value and rewards fare better than their counterparts, according to new research.

February 7, 2011

Henkel, whose North American brands include Dial soaps and Right Guard antiperspirants, is introducing a new corporate design and slogan.

February 1, 2011

Toilet tissue brand Cottonelle is encouraging consumers to try something new in their bathrooms.

January 28, 2011

The international marketer behind Absorbine and Absorbine Jr. has appointed a new director of marketing.

January 26, 2011

Lumene, a beauty brand from Finland that came to the U.S. beauty market in 2003 through an exclusive deal with CVS/pharmacy, is gearing up for growth in 2011 with revamped formulas and new packaging to better communicate with the U.S. consumer.

January 26, 2011

Building on the success of its store brands O Organics and Eating Right, Safeway is boosting its portfolio with a new line of healthy, nutritious food.

January 24, 2011

Rite Aid on Monday sweetened the pot for those loyalty card members braving the cold and visiting the pharmacy in February.

January 21, 2011

Retail giant Kroger on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share to be paid March 1 to shareholders of record on Feb. 15.

January 21, 2011

It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

January 20, 2011

A new quarterly index developed by eBillme found that 19% of shoppers will spend more on Valentine's Day this year.

January 19, 2011

Attention personal care product marketers and manufacturers: Consumers' attitude toward innovation is not what conventional wisdom has been dictating, and there are differences between their current perception of the industry and desired reality.

January 18, 2011

SmartSource.com has gone mobile.

January 11, 2011

Amway's line of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements has tapped a world-class distance runner to be its new spokeswoman.

January 11, 2011

According to the latest “Mobile POS Survey,” commissioned by Honeywell and conducted by Harris Interactive online in December, consumers are accepting of a mobile checkout offering at retail.

January 10, 2011

Building on its valued customer program, Harris Teeter is offering shoppers a way to link coupons to the program's card.

January 10, 2011

Fujitsu on Monday unveiled its latest checkout technology at the National Retail Federation trade show and also said that supermarket giant Kroger currently is evaluating the new technology in a limited number of its stores to boost the retailer's Advanced Checkout areas.

January 7, 2011

Ilex Consumer Products Group on Thursday acquired the St. Joseph brand from McNeil-PPC, the company announced.