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September 10, 2013

A proliferation of high-drain electronics and healthcare devices are keeping consumers in need of more battery power.

September 10, 2013

Duracell has launched an advanced alkaline battery with long-lasting power, a product it's calling the "biggest innovation since CopperTop."

September 10, 2013

Following a presentation from Nielsen's SVP consumer and shopper insights Todd Hale on Monday, Nielsen hosted a panel of six executives — three retailers, two suppliers and Stuart Taylor of Nielsen — to discuss a new hierarchy Nielsen has applied to general merchandise items to bring clarity to a number of front-end categories.

September 10, 2013

A new line of edgy, fashion-forward pet grooming products lets pet parents pamper their furry friends with fun products.

September 10, 2013

Consumers are spending when it comes to pet care and grooming.

September 10, 2013

Walmart announced today that starting Sept. 21 consumers will be able to receive immediate credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when they trade in their current smartphone at more than 3,600 participating Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club locations across the United States.

September 10, 2013

A new line of high-functioning compression socks with a flair for fashion is now available, the sock maker has announced.

September 10, 2013

Wahl Clipper has introduced a new line of all-natural pet cleaning products, including dog deodorant and easy-rinse shampoos.

September 9, 2013

E-cigarettes may be as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit, according to a new study.

September 6, 2013

More students in middle and high school are using electronic cigarettes, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

September 5, 2013

Febreze has launched the new Febreze Sleep Serenity collection, the brand’s first line of scents specifically designed for the bedroom to help consumers achieve better sleep, the company stated.

September 5, 2013

Are drug stores becoming the new convenience stores? A new survey by The Hartman Group indicates that for many shoppers, the drug store is a destination for convenient purchases.

September 4, 2013

IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media.

September 4, 2013

Prince Lionheart is launching a new line of toilet trainers for small children, the company said Wednesday.

August 29, 2013

An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

August 27, 2013

The new scented, multi-cat scoopable litter is up to 40% lighter and has three times longer-lasting odor control than other leading scoopable clay litters, allowing for less frequent changes, the company stated.

August 27, 2013

OTC drug and consumer products maker Reckitt Benckiser is working with a charity group to combat one of the leading causes of death in young children around the world.

August 23, 2013

Walmart displayed a powerful commitment to revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in front of roughly 1,500 supplier company representatives, government and economic development officials, dozens of senior merchants and the company's top executives as they convened Thursday for its first-ever domestic sourcing summit at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

August 22, 2013

EarthTronics announced PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 EarthBulb LED floodlights, which offer more than 80% savings compared with standard floodlights, the company stated.

August 22, 2013

Merrick Pet Care announced a new line of cat food and a new marketing campaign behind a fictional, "acclaimed" food critic, W. "Mittens" Bloomfield.

August 21, 2013

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index remained flat in July, but a recent survey showed shoppers have a positive, although still tentative, outlook on the economy for the back-to-school shopping season.

August 21, 2013

Zak Designs is helping to bring the magic of Disney's "Sophia the First," a popular kids' TV show, to every meal with a new line of dinnerware and drinkware.

August 20, 2013

Following the completion of the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, exhibitors donated 6,000 lbs. of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Las Vegas area, NACDS has announced.

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