01/25/2012 - 12:54pm

Candy is a powerhouse category for the drug channel. Candy and gum represent more than 6% of center-store sales, according to the National Confectioners Association, and contribute $3 billion annually to the channel.

01/25/2012 - 12:48pm

Having flawless-looking skin is not only a result of high-performing facial makeup that delivers exceptional coverage; it also really starts with clear, healthy skin.

01/25/2012 - 12:46pm

When buying bath and shower products, shoppers tend to choose products based mainly on scent and moisturization, according to a Mintel survey. Furthermore, men are increasingly opting for body wash in lieu of bar soap.

01/20/2012 - 5:34pm

New products and innovation helped drive sales of depilatories. According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of depilatories rose more than 15% to $23.4 million for the most recent 12 weeks ended Nov. 27 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


01/20/2012 - 5:33pm

Flawless, luminous skin is in, and with spring about to spring, you can bet that beauty mavens will continue their search for face makeup that helps their skin glow.


01/20/2012 - 5:33pm

Slim Fast and The Biggest Loser diets were identified as among the leading diets by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.

01/20/2012 - 5:33pm

According to the American Diabetes Association’s latest figures, 79 million Americans have prediabetes, but only 1-out-of-10 knows it. That suggests a terrific upside in the market of diabetes-testing supplies and diabetes-supportive products as more of those Americans become aware of their condition. 


01/04/2012 - 3:44pm

Craft beers — particularly seasonals — have provided much-needed innovation to the beer category, providing the category with double-digit sales increases for the last several years.

01/04/2012 - 3:41pm

The drug store channel has had strong sales in the beer category despite lackluster industry performance. Dollar sales for the beer category in drug were up nearly 6% for the year to date ended Oct. 30, 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.