Category Reviews

11/14/2011 - 12:39pm

The National Community Pharmacists Association in October released results from a survey of more than 800 independent community pharmacists about the negative consequences for their patients and their businesses if diabetes testing supplies under Medicare Part B are subjected to competitive bidding prices.

11/14/2011 - 12:33pm

Research by Euromonitor International has suggested that an improving economy, combined with product innovation, has prompted upper-income shoppers to return to department store beauty counters for premium skin care products.

11/14/2011 - 12:32pm

Consumers still are watching their dollars, as evidenced by solid sales of private-label facial cleansers; however, product innovation also is helping to drive growth among the branded products.

11/14/2011 - 12:30pm

While sales of shaving cream — which research has shown to have a relatively high level of penetration among men — have experienced single-
digit growth, sales of razors climbed more than 13%.

11/14/2011 - 12:28pm

The hair coloring segment is experiencing growth, albeit modest growth, as men look to turn back the hands of time.

11/14/2011 - 12:26pm

At least that’s largely the thinking behind the new “Guy Aisle” prototype that Procter & Gamble created within a CVS/pharmacy store in Charlotte, N.C.

11/07/2011 - 5:56pm

The fourth quarter is always the busiest season for As Seen on TV products. Products in the $9.99 to $19.99 range are expected to generate the most movement in the drug channel.

11/07/2011 - 5:55pm

The economy has caused consumers to eat at home more frequently. Products that make food prep easier are more popular than ever with consumers.

11/07/2011 - 2:32pm

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association.

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