Tesco will roll out labels over the next month that indicate the carbon footprint of some of its store-brand products. As part of this pilot, labels will appear on orange juice, potatoes, light bulbs and washing detergent.
Food Lion's upscale banner Bloom launched a TV campaign that features quirky, upbeat jokes and celebrity cameos. It also is printing 6 million stickers of "Bloomisms" that employees can put anywhere in the store.
A third of mothers buy some baby and childhood products online, and 61% research their buys on the Internet before stepping into bricks-and-mortar stores. According to a new survey, the top three information sources for those who shop online: search, e-newsletters and branded product sites.
Convenience stores attached to gas stations have seen a bump in sales as consumers spend more per trip in order to save on gas. "People are looking to bundle shopping experiences when gas prices are going up," said an industry executive.