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February 18, 2014

This year, ECRM celebrates 20 years of successfully pairing buyers and sellers across the consumer packaged goods industry.

This year, ECRM celebrates 20 years of successfully pairing buyers and sellers across the consumer packaged goods industry. As part of that celebration, and in correlation to the ECRM Cough-Cold, Analgesics and Allergy event, DSN editors thought it’d be a good idea to look back through the last 20 years of the cough-cold business at retail.

February 13, 2014

Several trade associations representing the merchant and financial services industries on Thursday announced a new cybersecurity partnership.

WASHINGTON — Several trade associations representing the merchant and financial services industries on Thursday announced a new cybersecurity partnership. The partnership will focus on exploring paths to increased information sharing, better card security technology and maintaining the trust of customers. 

February 4, 2014

Paick, a mobile digital device brand, announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank.

SHENZEN, China — Paick, a mobile digital device brand, on Monday announced the launch of Sleek, a thin, portable power bank. Sleek features a glossy smartphone shape with an attached micro USB/USB cable/handle to charge devices.

The 5-oz. Sleek is available in white gloss and features a UV-processed surface complete with anti-scratch technology. Other features of Sleek include:

November 4, 2013

In less than eight hours, a play space was built at The Community YMCA’s Family Health and Wellness Center with the help of more than 200 volunteers from The Community YMCA, Good Neighbor Pharmacy and non-profit KaBOOM!, the companies announced Monday.

RED BANK, N.J. — In less than eight hours, a play space was built at the Community YMCA’s Family Health and Wellness Center with the help of more than 200 volunteers from the Community YMCA, Good Neighbor Pharmacy and non profit KaBOOM!, the companies announced Monday. The new playground — which was made possible by funds donated by Good Neighbor Pharmacy and matched by its parent company, AmerisourceBergen — will serve hundreds of children in the community for years to come.

September 10, 2013

Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the retail chain said.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Members of Kmart's loyalty card program can use low-cost check cashing services at stores, the chain said Tuesday.

September 5, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

LANDOVER Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

Hunger Action Month boxes will be available for purchase at all of the banner's 169 stores for $10, containing eight Giant brand non-perishable foot items like pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit and more. The boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners, including Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Food Bank of Delaware.

September 3, 2013

Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.

IRVINE, Calif. — Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services. 

August 26, 2013

Giant Food Stores is donating $9,000 to a local food bank to celebrate its 90 years in operation, the supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores is donating $9,000 to a local food bank to celebrate its 90 years in operation, the supermarket chain said.

Giant said it would expand its "Living Here, Giving Here" community support program by spending 90 days donating to local food banks, in this case to the Second Harvest Food Bank, providing hunger relief throughout the Lehigh Valley. The chain has donated more than $150 million in money and products to charitable causes since 2005.

August 26, 2013

Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community. The donation is part of the retailer’s participation in the “Peaches with A Purpose” program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms. 

July 11, 2013

OK, it's all a matter of opinion, but an endorsement in a major media outlet is still something to crow about.

NEW YORK — OK, it's all a matter of opinion, but an endorsement in a major media outlet is still something to crow about.

June 24, 2013

In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Harris Teeter is hosting a food drive now through July 8, 2013 to support its local food bank partners, the supermarket retailer announced Monday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Harris Teeter is hosting a food drive now through July 8, 2013 to support its local food bank partners, the supermarket retailer announced Monday. 

In addition to donating food at local Harris Teeter stores, Nationals fans may bring non-perishable food items to Nationals Park on July 6 and 7 when the team faces the San Diego Padres. Volunteers will collect donations outside Center Field Gate from the time gates open through the fourth inning. 

May 8, 2013

A campaign run by Midwestern mass-merchandise chain Meijer to raise money for food banks has netted more than half a million dollars, the company said.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A campaign run by Midwestern mass-merchandise chain Meijer to raise money for food banks has netted more than half a million dollars, the company said.

Meijer said customers donated $184,230 during Simply Give Double Match Days to help food pantries around the Midwest stock shelves, and Meijer double-matched the donations for a total of $552,690.

April 25, 2013

Beauty brand Revlon posted a net loss during the first quarter, including charges, as net sales rose 2.1%, excluding the unfavorable impact of foreign currency fluctuations.

NEW YORK — Beauty brand Revlon posted a net loss during the first quarter, including charges, as net sales rose 2.1%, excluding the unfavorable impact of foreign currency fluctuations.

April 4, 2013

Beginning today through Tuesday, April 30, Bi-Lo will host its fourth annual PAWS "Feed the Love" campaign.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn — Beginning today through Tuesday, April 30, Bi-Lo will host its fourth annual PAWS "Feed the Love" campaign. "Feed the Love" is a pet food drive in which food donations go to local area food banks for families in need to be able to provide food for the four-legged members of their families.

March 20, 2013

According to a new spending survey from the National Retail Federation, consumer spending for Easter 2013 will be flat when compared to the holiday last year.

WASHINGTON — According to a new spending survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumer spending for Easter 2013 will be flat when compared to the holiday last year.

The NRF 2013 Easter Spending Survey, conducted by BIGinsight, was designed to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to Easter. The poll of 5,050 consumers was conducted from March 5 to 11, 2013.

February 21, 2013

Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced on Thursday the launch of the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini batteries.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced on Thursday the launch of the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini batteries.

With 120 hours of extra operation time and a weight of only 5.4 oz., the Jackery Bar is the world's smallest power bank with 2.1A output operating at 5600 mAh. The bar is fast-charging, and ideal for users that need a powerful and compact mobile charging solution. It retails for $39.95 on Amazon.com.

February 20, 2013

Giant Food, joined by Feeding America food bank leaders, held a press conference to highlight the company's 2012 giving and announce Child Hunger Grants. Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food, joined by Feeding America food bank leaders, held a press conference today to highlight the company's 2012 giving and announce Child Hunger Grants. Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, which was an increase from $8.3 million in 2011.

December 21, 2012

Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada announced on Friday a donation of C$100,000 to Food Banks Canada to help local food banks improve access to food and services for those in need. 

Food Banks Canada's HungerCount 2012 shows 882,000 individuals turned to a food bank each month for help this year, and more than 339,000 of those assisted are children.

November 21, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday held the grand opening for its latest flagship store, a restoration of Chicago’s historic Noel State Bank building in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday held the grand opening for its latest flagship store, a restoration of Chicago’s historic Noel State Bank building in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood. 

November 20, 2012

Giant-Landover donated 1,000 turkeys to a nearby food bank last week to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving, the Ahold-owned chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant-Landover donated 1,000 turkeys to a nearby food bank last week to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving, the Ahold-owned chain said.

The chain, officially known as Giant Food and based in Landover, Md., sent President Anthony Hucker and VP Finance Brian Shelton to the Capital Area Food Bank to present 1,000 turkeys on Friday. Shelton is also a board member of the food bank.

September 7, 2012

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced the donation of a 50-ft. refrigerated semi-trailer to Second Harvest North Florida, the regional food bank that supplies food to 450 local nonprofit organizations across 17 counties in northern Florida.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday announced the donation of a 50-ft. refrigerated semi-trailer to Second Harvest North Florida, the regional food bank that supplies food to 450 local nonprofit organizations across 17 counties in northern Florida.

Winn-Dixie donated the trailer after learning the food bank's existing trailer was no longer road-worthy and is being used as an auxiliary refrigeration unit to store perishable foods. The trailer was loaded with approximately 13,000 lbs. of food to restock the food bank's nearly empty warehouse.

August 17, 2012

The slew of new facial anti-aging products hitting the mass market shows little signs of slowing — despite the lackluster category sales — as manufacturers feverishly work to stay on the cutting edge of innovation and bank on consumers’ undying desire to turn back the hands of time.


The slew of new facial anti-aging products hitting the mass market shows little signs of slowing — despite the lackluster category sales — as manufacturers feverishly work to stay on the cutting edge of innovation and bank on consumers’ undying desire to turn back the hands of time.


According to SymphonyIRI Group data, sales of facial anti-aging products slipped 0.8% to just shy of $800 million at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended July 8.


August 10, 2012

Sam's Club has extended its relationship with GE Capital Retail Bank, a consumer lending unit of General Electric.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Sam's Club has extended its relationship with GE Capital Retail Bank, a consumer lending unit of General Electric.

GE Capital Retail Bank will continue providing the Sam's Club credit card program to their advantage and business members. GE Capital's retail finance business, the operating entity that provides financial solutions to retailers to help grow their customer sales, will continue to manage the Sam's Club relationship and service the account.

June 21, 2012

While no one can predict illness rates for the upcoming 2012-2013 cough, cold and flu season — unless maybe you’re reading out of the book of Nostradamus — one thing you can bank on is this: It’s going to be one volatile season.


While no one can predict illness rates for the upcoming 2012-2013 cough, cold and flu season — unless maybe you’re reading out of the book of Nostradamus — one thing you can bank on is this: It’s going to be one volatile season.


May 2, 2012

The National Retail Federation is responding to a report from the Federal Reserve that revealed that debit card swipe fees collected by the nation's largest banks have dropped significantly since reform regulations took effect last fall.

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation is responding to a report from the Federal Reserve that revealed that debit card swipe fees collected by the nation's largest banks have dropped significantly since reform regulations took effect last fall.