slideshow | July 5, 2017

High deductible plans help fuel expansion

The retail clinic space represents a fast-growing industry that hasn’t even scratched the surface in terms of its full potential given constant market pressures to make health care more affordable, more accessible and more efficient. Today, there are approximately 2,400 convenient care clinics in 43 states and the District of Columbia that have served more than 35 million consumers.

slideshow | July 5, 2017

Brand licensing helps lift bandage sales

Unintentional cuts and piercings account for 6.3% of all non-fatal injuries, according to the latest data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Overall, that contributes almost $910.6 million to the sales of first aid bandages.

slideshow | July 5, 2017

Brands brush up on dental hygiene sales

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

slideshow | July 5, 2017

Pesticide-free solutions

Parents and school nurses alike have expressed plenty of concern about super lice and how to treat these pesticide-resistant hair vermin safely, and most importantly, effectively. A number of OTC manufacturers have responded with product launches and offerings that effectively address ridding households of lice infestations.

slideshow | July 5, 2017

What’s influencing how moms shop

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

slideshow | July 5, 2017

Consumers encouraged to buy, apply more sunscreen

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.

slideshow | June 30, 2017

NACDS board members spotlight pharmacy with Capitol Hill fly-in

See photos from the two-day fly in to Capitol Hill conducted by National Association of Chain Drug Store board members, during which they met with lawmakers to share the role pharmacy plays in the nation’s healthcare system.

slideshow | June 30, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Highlights from the CVS Health, DSN and Mack Elevation Health Innovation Summit

See photos from the Health Innovation Summit, a one-day thought leadership event held last month in Providence, R.I., organized by CVS Health in partnership with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation. 

slideshow | June 19, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Rite Aid opens iconic Wellness format in hometown market

See photos of the new Harrisburg, Pa., location, which features a one-of-a-kind in-store Hershey Sweet Shop that offers a variety of Hershey’s candy and specialty merchandise.

slideshow | June 15, 2017

Probiotics are ringing the register

Probiotics are one of the better-selling categories within the VMS space, with more consumers researching probiotics online and coming to the store with a specific brand in mind, according to i-Health market intelligence.