09/07/2016 - 9:42am

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

09/07/2016 - 9:41am

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

09/07/2016 - 9:41am

Consumers with diabetes spend 35% more on OTC products than the average consumer, noted Jeff Gregori, group VP consumer and shopper analytics for Nielsen, during a recent presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Sales of product with a diabetes-specific focus increased 5.1% in 2015, according to Nielsen, reaching $592 million in total sales.

08/02/2016 - 3:57pm

According to an AARP survey of 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older, 82% said good nutrition was either very or extremely important to their overall health.

08/02/2016 - 3:56pm

Wearables are beginning to gain purchase consideration and traction among all millennials.

08/02/2016 - 3:55pm

More vitamins, minerals and supplements were sold online so far in 2016 than have been sold through a Walmart store, TABS Analytics reported earlier this year.

08/02/2016 - 3:54pm

As interest in telehealth options increases, so too does the diversification of the services offered through telehealth providers. Both patients and telehealth companies are looking at behavioral health as the next frontier in remote care.

08/02/2016 - 3:54pm

PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health Research institute found that 60% of patients would be willing to use their mobile device for a physician visit. he increased interest in telehealth comes as Mordor Intelligence projects the industry will be worth more than $34 billion by 2020.

08/02/2016 - 3:54pm

For the second year in a row, spending on medicines in 2015 grew by double-digits, increasing 12.2% on an invoice basis to $424.8 billion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics’ medicine report on spending for 2015.