05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Prevention remains a priority for consumers heading into cough-cold season, as evidenced by the sales of two brands well known for their immunity-boosting benefits.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Perrigo Animal Health in May announced its launch of PetArmor Joint Health Maximum, a supplement for dogs that contains glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and manganese. It’s an opportunity for retailer’s to associate their store brand with a quality pet supplement.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Is there a niche OTC opportunity on which food, drug and mass retailer pharmacies are not fully capitalizing? If the answer isn’t yes, then the cat is already out of the bag — according to the American Pet Products Association the market for pet supplies and OTC medicines will grow by 4.7% by the end of the year.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Church & Dwight is leveraging its First Response brand into the dietary supplement set with the launch of First Response multivitamin gummies, which target reproductive health and prenatal/post-natal need states. First Response multivitamin gummies were developed to provide women with the recommended amount of folic acid in an easy-to-consume gummy form.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

The gummy sub-segment within overall vitamins is not only still growing substantially, the dollar volume of that alternative delivery format has reached nowhere near its ceiling of potential, at least not yet. Overall, sales of vitamins for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 28, 2014, were up 0.4% to $6.5 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

05/20/2015 - 4:37pm

Move over fellas; the condom aisle isn’t just for men anymore. Well, it never was really, but as retail pharmacies become more adept at discreetly merchandising intimacy health — remember when the pharmacist had to pull the condom display from behind the counter? — there is a trend developing toward marketing condoms with the female buyer in mind.

05/20/2015 - 4:36pm

Beauty brands are looking to ramp up sales and jazz up the depilatories segment with convenient delivery methods, enhanced formulas and a greater social media outreach.

05/20/2015 - 4:36pm

The world of beauty oils continues to expand with the recent introduction of Oil Essentials at Walmart.

05/20/2015 - 4:36pm

LED Technologies has teamed up with kathy ireland Worldwide to develop reVive Light Therapy. The products, launched at Walgreens.com and Rite Aid this spring, offer the latest technology in four key areas: anti-aging, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, acne and skin healing.