BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 23- Investors are growing impatient with the makers of global brands like Cadbury chocolate, Campbell Soup and Tide laundry detergent, as these stalwart consumer products companies try to boost profits through cost cuts and brand makeovers while smaller rivals take risks and grab market share.» Read More
One company found that energy usage in the US drops by more than 5% during the game and as much as 7.5% during the half-time show, even though it would take 10 coal-fired power plants to fire all the televisions being watched.
Diageo and Pernod-Ricard are predicting fizzy sales this December as Americans make merry at holiday parties.
Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.
Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.
Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.
How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.
This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?
Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.
The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.
Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?
Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.
If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!
A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.
The world's largest retailer is partnering with Goodies Co., a monthly food subscription service, to offer a taste-testing program.
The cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner edged up slightly, but it could have been lower this year had it not been for the meal’s traditional centerpiece, the turkey.
While no storm is ever welcome, Sandy’s timing, along with the nor’easter Athena, couldn't be worse. With just two weeks to go until Black Friday unofficially kicks off the 2012 holiday season, retailers are awaiting final inventory shipments for the holidays.
The U.S. consumer is starting to turn around, Clorox CEO Donald Knauss told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.
As the markets re-open post Sandy and the damage is assessed, no doubt one of the topics on Wednesday will be the retail hurricane trade. But this Halloween, I say Don’t Be Tricked by the Retail Trade.
When it comes to staying safe in a hurricane, it often comes down to how prepared you are. The lesson is as important for retailers as it is for consumers.
The organic food company, which was spun off from Dean Foods, raised $391 million in its offering.