08/20/2015 - 11:05am

Kind has added super grain sorghum to its line of Healthy Grains Bars in a new offering: Popped. Sorghum, the sixth super grain in the Healthy Grains line, is popped to offer a super grain twist on two popcorn favorites, Popped Salted Caramel and Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

08/20/2015 - 11:05am

The snack aisle is getting healthier. Manufacturers have listened and answered the call from consumers, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, general manager in Client Insights at IRI.

08/20/2015 - 11:05am

Hallmark has introduced a new greeting card format called Banner Cards.

08/20/2015 - 11:05am

Designer Greetings recently launched Around the Corner, a line of die-cut, accordion, tri-fold cards with such special features as tip-ons, stamps, glitter and embossing treatments that give the cards a 3-D look. 

08/20/2015 - 11:05am

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

08/20/2015 - 10:04am

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

08/20/2015 - 10:04am

More and more cough-cold retailers are pulling their circular ad placements out of the back-to-school season and focusing their efforts on placement closer to an uptick in cough-cold demand, according to a recent ECRM webcast hosted by Drug Store News titled “Surviving the Cough-Cold Season: A Category Promotion Review.”

08/20/2015 - 10:03am

Only 18% of Americans were very likely or completely likely to post their latest ailment on social media, but for those who did post, 40% of their friends were quick to make an over-the-counter recommendation, according to a survey conducted in July by Field Agent on behalf of Drug Store News. And about half the time, those who posted that they were under the weather listened to their friends’ recommendations and made a purchase as a result.

08/20/2015 - 10:03am

Cosmederm Bioscience’s Tri-Calm OTC itch relief solution is quickly climbing the anti-itch treatment product chart with growth of 148.2% to a dollar base of $4.9 million for the 52 weeks ended June 14 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.