Channel Insights - Newsletter

05/02/2014 - 10:59

Sales at four of Newell Rubbermaid’s five operating divisions declined during the company’s first quarter, but overall profitability suffered as a result of baby products recall and expenses related to a transformation strategy.

05/01/2014 - 20:53

An expected shift in Easter-related product shipments affected Kraft Foods Group in the first quarter of 2014.

05/01/2014 - 20:05

The timing of the Easter holiday this year adversely affected first-quarter sales at Publix by 1.3% — Easter fell in the second quarter this year, rather than the first quarter as if did last year — but the company still posted a 4.1% increase to $7.8 billion from last year’s $7.5 billion.

05/01/2014 - 17:40

Walmart may not operate stores in New York but it managed to enlist the aid of the city’s top trash executive to reinforce the importance of accelerating recycling efforts.

05/01/2014 - 16:29

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said he was reluctant to hit send on an email inviting CEOs from top global companies to attend the retailer’s Sustainable Product Expo because he knows how busy everyone is. However, when an email from the top executive from the world’s largest company offers an opportunity to “be part of what’s next,” it’s not surprising so many CEOs found time to visit Northwest Arkansas this week.

05/01/2014 - 15:08

Skeeter Nut Free, a snack food company that manufactures peanut- and tree nut-free snacks, has added three executives to its senior leadership team. Larry Appel will be CEO and a member of the board of directors, while Javier Retamar joins as CFO and Sharyla Robinson as VP of marketing.

05/01/2014 - 14:41

Leading off-price retailer T.J.Maxx has partnered with developmental and fashion psychologist Professor Karen Pine to conduct a live fashion experiment.

05/01/2014 - 11:18

Lifetime Brands, a leading global provider of branded kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home, is seeing the results of its aggressive growth strategy — which included the acquisition of four businesses during the period — in the first quarter ended March 31.

05/01/2014 - 11:02

Nearly two months after Sears set it free, Lands' End has named Steven Rado as SVP, chief marketing officer.

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