October 3, 2013

The National Retail Federation expects sales in the months of November and December to increase 3.9% to $602.1 billion, up slightly from last year’s actual 3.5% holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3%.

October 1, 2013

Beauty mavens can be wickedly beautiful this Halloween with the new Disney Villains collection now available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

September 25, 2013

Target has launched a streaming digital video service nationwide, the retailer said Wednesday.

September 10, 2013

Equity investor TSG Consumer Partners has made a minority equity investment in IT Cosmetics, a beauty line that is primarily distributed on QVC and the Shopping Channel, and is now expanding to Ulta Beauty stores.

September 5, 2013

Current CoverGirl spokeswoman Queen Latifah is now the new face of Pantene and will support the Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural collections, Procter & Gamble has announced.

August 27, 2013

While viewers forecast that this year's overall spending will be up from last year for BTS, economic factors are still top of mind while shopping, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. More than half of viewers say they will shop for sales more this year compared with last year. The top drivers for BTS shopping venue selection are price (84%) and cost savings (76%).

August 13, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that leading women’s health expert, ABC News’ senior medical contributor and author Jennifer Ashton, M.D., will speak to conference attendees during the “Breakfast With…” session on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, in Park City, Utah.

August 12, 2013

Stewart appeared at NACDS TSE to support the partnership between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Inergetics, as well as to promote the launch of Martha Stewart Essentials — a complete line of whole-food-based supplements specifically targeted for women.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 15, 2013

Actress Jennie Garth, known for her role on "Beverly Hills 90210," on Monday partnered with Alcon to launch the Eye Saw Good campaign, an initiative that highlights the important role that good eye health and clear vision play in a person's life.

July 10, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has tapped singer, songwriter and rapper Becky G to be the newest face of the beauty brand, appearing in national TV and print advertising for CoverGirl this summer.

July 8, 2013

Drug maker AbbVie has hired the co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear" to promote a new psoriasis marketing campaign, the company said Monday.

June 19, 2013

Rite Aid is offering to buy back $810 million worth of debt while increasing the amount of a new bond sale announced Tuesday, the retail pharmacy chain said.

June 18, 2013

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. announced today a partnership with celebrity chef and former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn in support of a July 4th in-store consumer promotion to win a trip to New York City. The promotion begins June 19.

June 3, 2013

In June, Dollar General will be partnering with Procter & Gamble to celebrate soldiers making a difference in their communities after returning from service as part of its Every Day Heroes program, the dollar channel operator announced.

June 3, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana and NBCUniversal's "The Biggest Loser" are teaming up for a nationwide health initiative called "Fit Across America 2013," the companies announced.

May 30, 2013

In association with the June 14 theatrical release of "Man of Steel," Gillette, a Procter and Gamble brand, is launching an interactive website asking Superman fans, "Just how does Superman shave?"

May 29, 2013

In April, my wife Ann and I received the tragic news that our dear friend and longtime GMDC colleague Norm Loringer had passed away after nobly battling a series of health issues for a number of years. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Norm and his wife Marlene over the years, his passing is all the more tragic because we have lost him at far too young of an age when he still had much to do.

May 28, 2013

Dollar Tree reported consolidated net sales for the first quarter, which ended on May 4, of a record $1.87 billion, an 8.3% increase compared with $1.72 billion reported for the quarter ended April 28, 2012, the company stated today.

May 21, 2013

Cosmoprof North America has announced the first-ever "TV Shopping Open-See" at the upcoming conference in Las Vegas in July.

May 13, 2013

Inergetics on Monday announced its partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create Martha Stewart Naturals, a line of six supplements that will launch this fall.

May 7, 2013

Grand Central Terminal in New York played host to a life-sized "dollhouse" this week as Target showcased its new collection of products, including housewares, indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative items.

April 19, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is among several Flint, Mich.-area companies that have signed on to a council to support a local business that makes scrubs and is interested in expanding beyond traditional markets.

April 11, 2013

Walgreens and NBC’s hit weight-loss competition series "The Biggest Loser" joined forces to launch a new web series that follows former contestant Filipe Fa's journey to lose weight and keep it off once and for all.