January 5, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Wednesday announced their support for a research study about how consumers use brand websites and how the use of these websites impacts shoppers’ in-store buying behavior.

January 4, 2011

Private equity fund Brynwood Partners VI L.P. announced on Tuesday that its newly formed portfolio company, High Ridge Brands, has acquired the Zest brand from Procter & Gamble.

January 3, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Monday supplemented its Mucinex and Delsym cough-cold portfolio with the addition of Cepacol from Combe.

January 3, 2011

Rite Aid last week sweetened the pot associated with its loyalty card.

January 3, 2011

SC Johnson has inked a deal to acquire Sara Lee's global shoe care business, which includes the iconic Kiwi brand.

December 23, 2010

ComScore on Wednesday tabulated $28.4 billion in holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 49 days of the November/December 2010 holiday season. That marks a 12% increase versus the year-ago period.

December 20, 2010

Unilever has confirmed that Alberto-Culver shareholders have approved the proposed $3.7 billion Unilever acquisition, which was announced in September.

December 16, 2010

ECRM on Thursday announced the launch of a series of reports and a new blog on retail circular ads. The new resources provide a unique perspective on retail promotions from Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, Safeway, Best Buy, OfficeMax, Aldi and 160 additional retailers in the United States and Canada.

December 14, 2010

A recent survey regarding memorable product launches in 2010 found that — not surprisingly — the Apple iPad ranked No. 1 among this year's new innovations.

December 14, 2010

With just days left before the holiday shopping season draws to a close, the National Retail Federation has increased its forecast as the economic environment gives way to increased consumer spending.

December 10, 2010

An annual holiday shopping index found that an overwhelming majority of Americans said that while online shopping for holiday gifts is easier, brick-and-mortar stores do a better job of putting them in the holiday spirit.

December 9, 2010

Supermarket retailer Tops Friendly Markets has opened its first stand-alone gas station, at the site of a former Valero gas station, the chain said.

December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart stores have regained a familiar feeling this holiday season, and if senior executives are right, the increased promotional intensity will halt six consecutive quarters of declining same-store sales and put the company on the right track for 2011.


December 7, 2010

Switching to private-label brands could help consumers save one-third of their typical spend on products, a new study conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers of America found.

December 6, 2010

Kashi is boosting its sustainability efforts by reducing the packages of its products by as much as 12.4%.

November 29, 2010

This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

November 29, 2010

It's official. Coty, whose brands include Sally Hansen nail care products, has announced plans to acquire OPI Products, a maker of professional nail salon products.

November 22, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is gearing up for one of the biggest sales days of the year: Black Friday ...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner,” according to a new...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner" ...

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

November 21, 2010

Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by...

November 17, 2010

Instant gratification translates well among customers that seek incentives for their participation in loyalty programs,...

November 16, 2010

In the first half of 2010, consumers continued to shift to less-expensive private-label products in...