Drug Store News

08/12/2013

DSN sits down with leading futurists to take a look at drug stores of the future, shines the spotlight on Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy and highlights Chain Store Age's Store of the Year Awards. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

Inside Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Upscale format puts ‘fine’ back in wine store
Drug Store 2019
Regulating supplements: Q&A with CRN's Steve Mister
Store of the Year

TOP CATEGORY TRENDS IN 2013  

Generic, specialty drugs responsible for lion’s share of prescription growth
Chain Pharmacy: IMS study: Settlements save healthcare system, federal government billions
Chain Pharmacy: CMS cost analysis fuels controversy over rise of limited pharmacy networks
Chain Pharmacy: ACA delays concern patients, opponents
Chain Pharmacy: Chains work to educate prospective ACA patients
Cough-cold-allergy: Product intros, promotions amp up competition
Digestives: Innovation drives brands’ competition
VMS: Regulations, aging population boost category sales
Sleep aids: Category awakens with energetic sales
Intimacy health: Young consumers seek new, different condoms
Smoking cessation: Retailers offer enhanced services to help quit
Incontinence: Gender-specific products target overlooked health issues
Home health devices: Devices, apps promote preventive approach
Weight-loss services, kits gain repeat customers
Internal analgesics: Brands return to shelves with fanfare
OTC: States adopt NPLEx to prevent PSE use for meth
At-home devices: DIY products boast professional results
Men's grooming: Shaving, skin care products for him gain buzz
Skin care oils: New, versatile skin treatments slick on sales
Anti-aging: Consumers still seek ‘magic in a bottle’
At-home nail care still trending among beauty mavens
Ethnic beauty: Hair care products cater to individual needs
Oral care: Sales fueled by link between healthy mouth, overall health
CC creams follow alphabet cream craze
Mascara: Consumers swipe on new products with added benefits
Bold lips continue to make bold statement, sales
Low-calorie beverages: Consumers sip healthy alternatives to sugary drinks
Natural snacks: Organic, healthy foods go mainstream
Craft beer: Niche fans create following for local, smaller brewers
Cards & gift: Value, premium card segments open to growth
Toys: Activities, characters win over segment
Specific baby segment sales grow at drug channel

 

 

 

 

 

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