The transaction gives Stanley Black & Decker the rights to develop, manufacture and sell Craftsman-brand products in non-Sears Holdings retail, industrial and online sales channels across the U.S. and in other countries.
An annual report from Brand Keys surveyed 46,000 consumers to identify the brands with the highest loyalty and engagement ratings in 2011. Find out which consumer goods brands took home top honors in their respective categories.
Newell Rubbermaids Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process has been the subject of an intensive improvement effort over the past two years. In fact, an S&OP initiative launched in 2008, generated 30 percent more cash for a total of $603 million in 2009.
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested thousands of products for its third annual VIP Awards -- "Very Innovative Product" that is. Not surprisingly, the iPad made the annual list of 10, but the wildly popular tablet was joined by a few less obvious choices.
When it comes to the health of the consumer goods market, is the glass half full or half empty? According to the results of the 2010 Consumer Goods Registry, which ranks the top 100 public companies according to 2009 annual revenues, both viewpoints are correct.
Overall, the economy still wasn't looking pretty in 2010, but it wasn't completely ugly either. Most of the consumer goods companies on CGT's Top 100 list made modest sales gains. A few leapfrogged the competition. Yet, many others were still fighting an uphill battle.