The Forgotten Continent of Consumers: Africa

Selling to Americans is one thing, but how do product developers learn what the growing African consumer class wants?

O'Neill Gets Personal Online

8/20/2014 - When the company decided to launch its online channel, O’Neill was determined to maintain that same level of observation and personalization across the Internet as it did in its brick-and-mortar stores — even though it could no longer see its customers.

P&G Identifies Warehouse Global Standard

8/19/2014 - Procter & Gamble has identified a global best practice for case picking and truck loading, driving down freight costs, increasing labor productivity by 15+ percent, and reducing material handling and in-transit damage.  

Energizer Changes Leadership for Planned Split

8/19/2014 - Energizer is overhauling its Finance organization in preparation for the planned separation of the Household Products and Personal Care segments. Amidst news of the current CFO’s planned departure, find out who will lead the finance team in the details of this leadership transition plan. 

Deckers Steps Out with Digital Marketing

8/15/2014 - Deckers Outdoor Corporation experienced 70 percent year-over-year growth since 2012 by strengthening its social media advertising and creating PLAs that replicate the in-store experience for online customers.

BYOD Tops the Modern CIOs To-Do List

8/13/2014 - A recent IDC study unveils that 52.5 percent of Canadian CIOs are open to employees bringing their own devices to work. Of those respondents, 50.8 percent said that it was to appeal to young workers, which will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2028. Find out what other trends are impacting the changing role of the CIO, and their biggest IT priorities for 2014.

Morton Salt Launches Online Design Competition

8/12/2014 - In honor of the Morton Salt Girl’s 100th Birthday this year, the company is calling on artistic consumers to create unique designs for the label on its iconic blue table salt package.

Aunt Jemima Heirs Sue Pepsico for $2B

8/12/2014 - The lawsuit, which also names as defendants Pinnacle Foods and Hillshire Brands, accuses the companies of failing to pay Harrington and her heirs an “equitable fair share of royalties” from the pancake mix and syrup brand that uses her likeness and recipes.

ConAgra Searches for Next CEO

8/12/2014 - Current CEO Gary M. Rodkin has informed the ConAgra Foods Board of Directors of his intention to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year in May 2015.

Chiquita Gets $625M Buyout Offer

8/11/2014 - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. confirmed that it has received an unsolicited offer from the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Chiquita at a price of $13.00 per share in cash to Chiquita shareholders.

Peet's Acquires Mighty Leaf Tea

8/7/2014 - The addition of Mighty Leaf Tea marks another important step in Peet's growth. Peet's began its biggest U.S. retail coffee shop expansion ever last year, which will add nearly 60 stores by the end of this year.

J. M. Smucker Acquires Sahale Snacks

8/7/2014 - Sahale's net sales are projected to be approximately $50 million for the 2014 calendar year, primarily in the club, convenience, and grocery retail channels.



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