09/18/2012 - 5:07pm

Housewares have moved beyond the Christmas selling season at drug stores. The products are becoming a year-round category for the channel as drug chains find ways to tie in kitchen items, tabletop accessories and appliances to key selling seasons.

09/18/2012 - 5:01pm

Candy is a sweet spot for drug retailers. The drug channel is outperforming food and mass in total category dollar sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

09/18/2012 - 4:45pm

The teeth-whitening strips segment has lost some of its luster, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group, likely due in part to the economy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that products that promise to whiten teeth are losing popularity.

09/18/2012 - 4:43pm

Do you think that most consumers are using professional whitening services to brighten their smile? Think again.

09/18/2012 - 4:39pm

The mouthwash segment experienced a slight uptick, as formulas that offer multiple benefits catch consumers’ attention — a trend that is likely to continue as consumers increasingly seek value.

09/18/2012 - 3:44pm

Whether packing lunches or providing an on-the-go pick-me-up, parents want more from the snacks they give their kids.

09/18/2012 - 3:44pm

Sales of hair spray experienced a slight lift during the 12 weeks ended July 8, according to SymphonyIRI Group, as beauty mavens continued to turn to styling products to achieve a desired look and lock it in place.

09/18/2012 - 3:44pm

The hair care segment has lost some of its luster. However, manufacturers of ethnic hair care products have been working feverishly to bring greater innovation to 
the market. 

09/18/2012 - 3:44pm

As Seen On TV products have become a powerhouse general merchandise category.