Monday, April 18, 2011

Savings, Surveys, and Recycling

It's all a part of the Monday night Marketing News from Mediapost:

Packaged Goods
by Tanya Irwin
Research shows that one in three young girls has no idea what's happening when she gets her first period, according to Kotex. Four out of five moms feel only somewhat or not at all prepared to talk to their daughter about her changing body. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karlene Lukovitz
Private-label makers are looking to capitalize on consumers' growing concerns about recent increases in the costs of many grocery and other everyday items. The Private Label Manufacturers Association's new study concludes that consumers on average can save 33% off their grocery bills by buying all private-label products. ...Read the whole story >>
by Sarah Mahoney
After suffering weaker sales, Best Buy is thinking small: It says it will focus on expanding its petite Best Buy Mobile stores, which are about 1,400 square feet, and shrink its regular stores by about 10% in the next three to five years. ...Read the whole story >>
by Aaron Baar
According to a survey of more than 1,400 consumers by Chadwick Martin Bailey, more than one quarter of consumers have completed a survey in the past year, and more than half of them (57%) said they did it to share a good experience. Half said they did it to improve the company. ...Read the whole story >>
by Tanya Irwin
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based LG sponsored a celebration April 14 in Times Square honoring volunteers in New York City. LG executives explained the company's nationwide recycling program and emphasized the importance of replacing old electronics and appliances with Energy Star products. ...Read the whole story >>

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