Mergers and acquisitions among pharmaceutical companies has kicked into high gear this year, mirroring the larger trend sweeping across the entire spectrum of the health care industry since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act two years ago.
As the country’s healthcare system continues to move away from a fee-for-service structure, retail-based clinics are taking on added significance for the operators of these facilities and their patients.
Competition within the retail beauty space continues to heat up as Whole Foods Market, which has long been lauded for its beauty standards, made an even bigger splash with its inaugural “Beauty Week” that took place in late March.
Smartphones and digital technology are no doubt revolutionizing how shoppers experience and purchase products. To stay ahead of the trend, Unilever’s Dove and Intel have teamed up to develop the Dove intelligent shelf, using Intel RealSense technology, to showcase multiple ways to use technology to sell product.
It is no secret that the change of seasons gives manufacturers reason to introduce colors or scents but, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care, there’s a much larger beauty trend at play. Enter seasonality.
Beauty. It’s a $48 billion mega category that is battling only moderate growth — especially within the mass channel — because of a shift in consumer attitudes, increased competition and a lack of effective advertising. The question then becomes, “How can suppliers overcome such challenges and break through the clutter?”
There’s only one thing that can be better than a strategically placed shelf talker, and that’s a literal talking shelf. That’s exactly what Shelfbucks, a leading iBeacon promotion platform for retail stores, and Menasha Packaging are bringing to brand manufacturers with a smart display platform — a shelf talker that interacts and engages a consumer through her smartphone.