11/04/2011 - 3:50pm

The men’s grooming segment continues to be on the upswing as men continue to buy products that meet their grooming needs and increasingly turn to at-home solutions to help stretch their dollars.


11/04/2011 - 3:50pm

The personal massager category still is small at only $3.2 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), but the growth rate is trending at a 20.6% clip.


11/04/2011 - 3:50pm

The diabetes patient has long been identified as a coveted higher-trip, higher-
market-basket opportunity 
for pharmacy operators. And now Rite Aid has created a loyalty card 
program specifically for that diabetes patient.


10/24/2011 - 12:42pm

Product innovation and a desire for flawless-looking skin fueled double-digit sales of concealer at food, drug and mass.

10/24/2011 - 12:41pm

Mascara is a beauty essential that very few women will go without. After all, what woman doesn’t want long, lush, sexy lashes? Looking ahead, mascara sales show no signs of clumping.

10/24/2011 - 12:40pm

The eyes still have it and, judging by the numbers, so do the eyebrows.

10/24/2011 - 12:35pm

Vitamin D has been one of the fastest-growing segments in the VMS market since 2010, a factor that has been in step with the number of positive clinical studies establishing the need for vitamin D supplementation.

10/24/2011 - 12:30pm

Meda Consu­mer Healthcare has put together an entire line of iron supplements in an effort to create a resurgence in the category.

10/24/2011 - 12:29pm

It’s the largest herbal supplement category that’s growing at almost a double-digit pace, in part because of its association with improving urinary tract health.