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February 7, 2013

Target reported net sales of nearly $6 billion in January, the company said, a 29.6% increase over January 2012.

February 5, 2013

GelStat Corporation announced that it has retained List Services Corporation to manage all branding and marketing efforts for GelStat and its products, GelStat Migraine and GelStat Sleep.

January 24, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has formed BrandMasters, a new experiential marketing agency that will aim to provide turnkey solutions for brands to create meaningful shopper experiences through personal engagement.

January 4, 2013

Family Dollar stores reported a 12.7% increase in net sales and a 6.6% increase in comps in first quarter 2013, the company said.

December 20, 2012

Sales at Stater Brothers increased by 1.83% to $67.8 million in fiscal year 2012, the company said in an earnings report.

December 19, 2012

The vast majority of product launches, reorganizations, mergers and improvement initiatives either fail or grossly disappoint. In all, roughly 90% of major projects violate their own schedule, budget or quality standards.

November 14, 2012

Retail sales were down slightly in October on a month-to-month basis while increasing on an annual basis, reflecting Hurricane Sandy and uncertainty in Washington, according to the National Retail Federation.

November 9, 2012

The continued softness of the economy weighed down on sales and profits at Roundy's during third quarter 2012, the Midwestern supermarket chain said Friday.

November 5, 2012

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

November 5, 2012

According to a recent BDO USA survey, chief marketing officers at leading U.S. retailers expect a 3.7% increase in holiday comparable store sales, marking the survey’s most optimistic forecast since 2007, when CMOs projected a 5% increase in comparable store sales.

October 25, 2012

Beauty company Revlon posted a net loss for the third quarter due to charges as sales rose 2.9%, thanks to higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics and the inclusion of net sales of Pure Ice.

September 27, 2012

Warren Buffet once shared: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.” Most people believe they operate with integrity and transparency, but the dirty little secret is that your customers may see you as biased or not as valuable as you think.

September 12, 2012

SoloHealth on Wednesday named Tim Kiss to serve as VP marketing — a new position at SoloHealth — as the company prepares for its nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station consumer kiosk this fall.

August 30, 2012

Club retailer Costco Wholesale posted sales of $7.4 billion for the month of August, reporting an 8% sales increase over August 2011 and an increase in comps that beat analysts' expectations.

July 20, 2012

Derma e Natural Bodycare, a maker of natural skin care products, has appointed Michelle Lamey as North American beauty sales manager.

July 13, 2012

“The dirty little secret is that the ‘how’ counts as much as the ‘what.’”

July 5, 2012

Costco Wholesale reported net sales of nearly $9.2 billion for the month of June, an increase of 6% from the similar period last year.

June 21, 2012

Pacific World is a provider of nail care products and beauty accessories and sells its products in more than 85,000 doors in more than 80 countries. Joel Carden, EVP of Pacific World, recently talked with Drug Store News about what has led to the global beauty company’s success and how it continues to achieve growth through retailer partnerships, innovation and mergers.


May 21, 2012

Just 1-in-67 shoppers, or 1.5%, determine the success of a new product, according to Catalina Marketing's "New Product Report."

May 11, 2012

The lackluster cough-cold season will necessitate a greater need for marketing and promotion next season, ProPhase Labs chairman and CEO Ted Karkus said on Thursday in announcing first-quarter results for the period ended March 31.

May 3, 2012

Rite Aid reported a 2.9% increase in same-store sales for the month of April, the company said in a monthly sales report Thursday.

April 16, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday selected nine finalists for the 12th annual Store Manager Awards competition, which identifies exceptional store managers who generate sales growth, provide great customer service, lead outstanding store teams and serve the community in unique ways. Among the nine, three winners will be named on May 1 in Dallas at the FMI2012 convention and retail trade show.

April 4, 2012

Acosta Sales and Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, on Wednesday named former Kroger president and COO Don McGeorge to its board of directors.

March 27, 2012

Recently during one of our Elevation Forum meetings, we asked the question: which competitors do you worry about the most? Many of the leaders in the room listed either the largest or the fastest growing competitors they compete against. But one honest executive shared a provocative reflection. He said we are not as worried about who’s outside, but more focused on the enemy in the mirror.

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