October 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 9, 2014

Pepto-Bismol announced Thursday that Fright Fest at Six Flags will be a little less scary for those who fear stomach upsets.

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced it is conducting a developer contest to encourage integration of its Balance Rewards application program interface.

 

October 3, 2014

Locally relevant and personalized ads move shoppers from their screens into store aisles. That’s according to the findings of a recent study by G/O Digital, a provider of local, integrated digital marketing solutions.

October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.

September 30, 2014

More than half of consumers use coupon apps once or twice a month, with food and beverage being the most popular category, according to new data from Scanbuy, a provider of mobile engagement solutions.

September 30, 2014

Walmart on Monday morning officially unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery pilot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

 

September 25, 2014

Members of the Global Market Development Center attended more than 8,000 scheduled meetings in the span of five days at the 2014 General Merchandise Marketing Conference held in San Antonio from Sept. 5 to 9, GMDC has announced.

September 24, 2014

As the nation continues to move slowly toward economic improvement, stores and online retail outlets should expect to see an uptick in holiday sales this year, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast. 

September 23, 2014

Canada’s Loblaw Cos. has announced the expansion of its loyalty program, PC Plus, to No Frills stores across Western Canada and Ontario.

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season. 

September 16, 2014

Mood Media is integrating its presence capabilities into client locations across the country, enabling them to leverage Mood’s location-based signal technology for mobile marketing apps and initiatives.

September 16, 2014

Nielsen on Monday announced its series of video vignettes celebrating the Hispanic consumer.

September 16, 2014

Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, has signed a multi-year agreement with beauty retailer Sephora to provide targeted email marketing services across Sephora's omnichannel marketing platforms.

September 15, 2014

Manufacturers of As Seen on TV merchandise are reshaping the category by focusing on extending the lives of their products and investing in long-term brand building.

September 15, 2014

Hurricane Spin Mop, an ergonomic mop featuring microfiber technology, has become a top-selling product for TeleBrands. 

September 10, 2014

Price Chopper Supermarkets is revising and expanding its coupon policy in response to ever-evolving couponing trends.

September 10, 2014

Walmart  on Tuesday stated it will rebrand its small Express grocery format to the Walmart Neighborhood Market. 

 

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart have formed a new partnership.

September 4, 2014

Alliance Data Systems on Thursdy announced it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide co-brand and private-label credit card services for Meijer.

September 3, 2014

Many retail executives said their organizations have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link the consumers' in-store experience with the company's website, mobile device application and social media platforms in an effort to better respond to an increasingly online and mobile customer, according to KMPG’s 2014 Retail Outlook Survey.