12/26/2013 - 12:52pm

Now, a year later, as the company completes its 50th year in business and the country awaits a period of change in health care unlike anything seen in at least that time, CVS Caremark executives are quite confident that its unique hybrid structure and its ability to leverage the three core parts of its business — either individually or together, in varying combinations to serve a multitude of needs — aligns more effectively with the long-term trends in health care and puts the company in a unique position at a singular moment in history.

12/26/2013 - 12:52pm

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Is natural the new norm in African-American hair care? It just might be.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Whether it’s Argan oil, Moroccan oil, jojoba oil or another type of oil — there’s no denying that hair oils are hot.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

The highly saturated and competitive hair care category has experienced only modest increases in recent years, but industry observers predict the category will grow double-digits through 2017, thanks in large part to niche items and products that target emerging segments.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Sales of OTC female contraceptives ought to be significant in the coming year.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Sales of personal lubricants were down 5.2% to $207.5 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Overall, sales of intimacy health products are down slightly. Sales of condoms are down 2.1% to $382.6 million, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

12/26/2013 - 12:51pm

Probiotics have continued to rake in sales this fall, and it’s a product category that still has plenty of growth potential.