Bartell Drugs: Leading the CBD Charge
The first U.S. chain to sell CBD products, Bartell is honing its offerings to stay at the forefront of the category
ECRM Hires CPG Industry Veteran to Lead General Merchandise Team
Smalley is a veteran consumer packaged goods executive with more than 25 years of experience leading sales teams
FurZapper, Maranda Enterprises Win Pet Buyers Choice Awards
Each product provides solutions to common challenges faced by pet owners
CBD and Mass Retail: A Perspective from the Trenches
Thoughts from my observations of buyer-seller meetings at ECRM's CBD sessions
Bartell Drugs, Pet Food Experts & Raley’s Discuss the Pet CBD Market
CBD products were a key area of focus of ECRM’s recent pet buyer panel discussion
Selling CBD Products at Mass Retail: A Category Manager's Perspective
Giant/Martin’s Becky Shipp on what CBD suppliers need to know to do business with mass retailers
Selling CBD Products at Retail: A Q&A with Pharmaca’s Dave Janowicz
Pharmaca’s VP of Merchandising discusses the challenges and opportunities in entering the CBD arena
PetSmart's Merchant Team: A 'Healthy Disrespect for the Status Quo'
The 2018 ECRM Merchant Team Award winner is not satisfied with anything less than the best
ECRM Honors Retail Merchant Teams for Excellence
This year's Merchant Team Award winners span 10 categories across food, HBC and general merchandise.
The Humanization of Pets and its Impact on the Category
Retail pet buyers discussed the challenges and opportunities in the category during an ECRM panel discussion
ECRM Pet EPPS: Supplier Success Stories
Three suppliers tell their success stories from ECRM's recent Pet session
PetAlive, Naturél Promise Win Pet Buyers Choice Awards
The winners were selected from dozens of entries based on product innovation and packaging
Crowdsourcing Category Insights with ECRM
While ECRM sessions are great for product discovery, they are also a gold mine of category knowledge.
Retailers to Discuss Pet Category Trends at ECRM Panel Discussion
Buyers from 99 Cents Only Stores, Albertsons, Big Y, and Natural Pawz to discuss trends impacting the pet category during ECRM Pet EPPS
ECRM Supplier Success: Big Creek Foods
Just a few months following ECRM’s Pet EPPS this past April, the company is already on one retailer's shelves and in another's planogram.
Vote for the Merchant Team of the Year
Calling all Suppliers! Cast your vote for the Merchant Team of the Year.
Family Dollar to Host Open Buy Days for HBC, GM & Food Suppliers
ECRM will be organizing and managing the event, which will include upwards of 20 Family Dollar category managers
Supplier Jones Naturals Expands its Retail Reach with ECRM
The supplier of natural dog chews already has several retail orders – and more on the way – from ECRM’s recent Pet EPPS
4 Trends Driving Pet Population and Pet Ownership Growth
55% of all U.S. households own pets, and an increasing number of them have more than one, according to Packaged Facts.
40% of Pet Owners Purchase Pet Products Online
The age of ecommerce is drastically changing the U.S. market for products and services for dogs, cats, and other household pets
Wellness, E-Commerce Driving Pet Product Sales
Packaged Facts' David Sprinkle discussed key trends that are driving sales in the Pet category during ECRM's Pet EPPS
What Retail Buyers Want: Pet
Pet buyers and category managers are looking for natural/organic, impulse, and premium pet products – in national and store brand options.
The Mainstreaming of Natural & Organic Pet Products
Dog and cat owners have more access to natural, organic, and eco-friendly pet products than ever before with major marketers competing to meet consumer demand
Podcast: Inventing a Viable Product in 2 Days with Make48
For this week's podcast, Timothy Bush interviewed Tom Gray, senior product strategist for the Make48 TV show at ECRM's recent Vegas EPPS meetings
10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017: Packaged Facts
Look for durable products for dogs and cats focused on functionality, safety, style, customization, and more