• Black Friday's Online Surge: Shoppers Top 100M
    This Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day in U.S. history, easily beating last year's $9.4 billion record.
  • Mtn Dew, Philadelphia Cream Cheese Take 'Gaming' To Extremes
    Philadelphia debuts what may seem to be the next hot gaming console, but is actually a cheesecake-baking device.
  • Non-Alcoholic Beers In Tune With Pandemic Times
    Officially, the CDC is saying, "Use of alcohol or drugs may alter judgment and make it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures."
  • Bang 'Fired' PepsiCo -- But Questions About Distribution Deal Remain
    It appears Bang and PepsiCo will continue to work in some capacity, but neither seems ready to go into the details publicly.
  • Even As Confidence Falls, Cases Rise, Many Shoppers Ready To Brave Crowds
    The National Retail Federation says it expects holiday sales to increase between 3.6% and 5.2% in November and December.
  • Mars' Kind Acquisition: Uniting Healthy, Not-So-Healthy Snacks
    Purchase of healthy snack company Kind "clearly a play for Mars to expand portfolio beyond nostalgic and iconic sweet snack brands" like M&M's, says analyst.
  • Homebody For The Holidays: Guilt-Gifting To Rise
    One trend, "guilt-gifting," means people are looking for ways to overcome the angst of not getting to exchange gifts IRL with the people they love.
  • Thanksgiving 2020: Travel Down, Virtual Celebrating Up
    In one mid-October study, 90% of Americans said they will celebrate indoors; 61% will do so with people who don't live with them.
  • Amazon Set To Shake Up Pharma's $1.3 Trillion Universe
    Still, "similar to its foray into food, Amazon will find itself facing formidable, deeply embedded competitors with voluminous store networks," says an analyst.
  • Better Days: Walmart, Home Depot, Kohl's All Post Encouraging Sales
    General merchandise, health and wellness and food remained the most vital categories for in-store shopping.
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