10/11/2011 - 11:53am

Probiotics are fast moving from a “what’s that?” category to a “what’s hot” category.

10/11/2011 - 11:53am

Sales in the digestives aisle going forward look positive, especially as an aging population begins paying closer attention to healthy diets, including the right amount of dietary fiber to keep things “regular” and supplementation with probiotics for overall digestive health.


09/12/2011 - 4:21pm

Americans spend three to four hours a day in the kitchen, so housewares — particularly kitchenware — can be a key gift category for drug stores.

09/12/2011 - 8:54am

The back-to-school season brings a focus on single-serve snacks, and healthy snacks become a bigger part of the business every year.

09/12/2011 - 8:51am

It is no surprise that hair coloring continues to see growth at food, drug and mass as beauty mavens increasingly turn to more cost-effective, at-home beauty regimens 
and manufacturers continue to turn up the notch on innovation, developing such products as no-drip foam formulas.


09/12/2011 - 8:50am

New worries about the economy are affecting back-to-school shopping this fall.

09/12/2011 - 8:50am

The oral care segment is a mature market — no doubt about it — but when it comes to tooth-whitening products, consumers have demonstrated that they will continue to snap up products that promise a brighter, whiter smile.

09/12/2011 - 8:50am

The expansive oral care market continues to swell as manufacturers further develop toothpastes that promise to provide specific results.

09/12/2011 - 8:50am

Innovation — and a bit of fun for the little ones — is the name of the game when it comes to manual and power toothbrushes as manufacturers look to grab consumers’ attention.