03/10/2014 - 5:42pm

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

03/10/2014 - 5:42pm

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise?

03/10/2014 - 5:41pm

Shaving trends among men — or rather the lack thereof — has shaken up the razor segment a bit as more men are opting to sport facial hair, but manufacturers remain optimistic as they churn out new innovations and see a decline of “loaded pantries” on the horizon.

03/10/2014 - 5:41pm

Although the United States is still waiting for final practical guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration about the launch of biosimilars and the standards required to meet the threshold of interchangeability, the rest of the world seems to be barreling forward with the development and launch of these important medicines.

03/10/2014 - 5:39pm

Two Rx-to-OTC switches in the past year may serve as a harbinger of what the Food and Drug Administration will consider “switch” worthy.

03/10/2014 - 5:39pm

Overall, the OTC sector in 2013 realized $40.2 billion in sales, according to data culled from OTC categories tracked by IRI.

03/10/2014 - 5:39pm

Apparently, I am one of about 10 mil­lion unique users who, as this issue of DSN went to press, had entered their name into the interactive name genera­tor game that Slate.com posted to its site within hours of John Travolta having butchered singer Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscar Awards.

03/10/2014 - 5:38pm

Pinterest will emerge as a stronger alternative to Facebook and Twitter, according to global research and analytics firm Blueocean Market Intelligence. The company analyzed the online data of the nation’s top 100 retailers from September through December 2013 as part of its ongoing study assessing the business impact of top retailers’ social media efforts.

03/10/2014 - 5:38pm

Beauty brands are making strides in the digital world, and e-commerce continues to be a consistent vehicle for how beauty mavens shop, according to recent research by digital marketing firm PM Digital.