The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from 1 per month in Sept. 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a new study from the CDC....More
U.S. retailers should look to the growth strategies of their European counterparts to achieve the same success, said speakers at the “Going Global – What Shoppers Wants; Retailers Need; What Brands Must Deliver” session at the Shopper Marketing Summit....More
Consumer demand for fresh and locally grown foods is increasing and so is the need for better storage and preservation, according to Tom Mirabile, consumer forecaster for the International Housewares Association.
Attorneys general from 28 states and territories are encouraging the CEOs of retail chains with pharmacies, including Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway and Kroger, to cease tobacco sales in the interest of public health....More
Safeway is promoting the fact that its Safeway Home Softly bath and facial tissue, and Safeway Home Thirsty paper towels, are produced to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance....More
Sales of home soda machines grew 30% in 2013 vs. the previous year, and sales of complementary products like CO2 carbonators, bottles, mixes and syrups more than doubled overall, according to The NPD Group....More