Food HBC & Consumables

02/06/2012 - 11:21

Walmart is following through on its commitment to giving consumers the best access to affordable, nutritious foods by donating $9.5 million in grants to organizations with a shared mission of promoting healthy eating habits.

02/03/2012 - 17:30

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Larry Burton as SVP government affairs, effective Feb. 27, bringing more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy and government affairs to the company.

02/03/2012 - 14:46

The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Thursday that it will hold the first-ever Labor and Employment Law Forum on March 21-22, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

02/03/2012 - 11:57

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index revealed Thursday that consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed for the second week in a row, suggesting rising optimism about economic issues.

02/02/2012 - 12:38

Consumers are set to put out all the stops this Valentine’s Day, with the average person shelling out $126.03, up 8.5% over last year, according to NRF’s 2012 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGinsight. Total spending is expected to reach $17.6 billion.

02/02/2012 - 11:38

Target appears to have salvaged its fourth-quarter sales results with a 4.3% same-store sales increase in January to offset a disappointing 1.6% increase in December and a 1.8% increase in November.

02/02/2012 - 11:23

January sales at Costco increased 11% to $7 billion with U.S. same-stores sales powering ahead by 8% excluding fuel, the company reported Thursday.

02/01/2012 - 15:46

Supervalu-owned Jewel-Osco, has announced that it will celebrate Black History Month this February with its 13th annual “A Taste of Black History” program, a month-long initiative to honor the contributions of Jewel-Osco’s African-American vendors and help them build on their success in the retail food business.

02/01/2012 - 13:25

SymphonyIRI Group on Tuesday unveiled its latest segmentation solution called DigitaLink, which leverages SymphonyIRI’s Consumer Network Panel, MarketPulse research and analytic capabilities to segment shoppers into unique profiles, enabling suppliers and retailers to better manage marketing efforts with online consumers.

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