For chronic pain sufferers, there is a real problem with the abuse of painkillers in the United States. While the number of patients who have a legitimate need for prescription painkillers — 100 million plus — is vastly more than the number of people addicted to painkillers — 11 million — there is a stigma attached to the prescribing, dispensing and utilization of pain medicines.
Drug store retailers sense a shift in skin care. While for many years they enjoyed the glowing results of anti-aging, that segment has plateaued. Instead, they are looking to growth from cleansers and therapeutic offers.
The ethnic category is perhaps now undergoing the most seismic changes it has experienced in the past 20 years. The opportunity to better serve multicultural consumers has retailers brimming with excitement, but perplexed at the same time.
As more millennials start to have babies, retailers from coast to coast are targeting these new parents with an array of natural and technologically-advanced products, and a more “mom-friendly” baby care offering.