Special Reports

No products play a greater role in setting drug stores and community pharmacies apart from other retailers than prescription drugs. One of the most important factors in securing pharmacies’ increasingly important role in the country’s healthcare system, prescription medications define what these stores are all about.

Drug store retailers are trying to move the needle on the beauty category with upgraded in-store environments, improved service and innovative merchandise. While there are encouraging signs, many beauty category sales are flat as recessionbattered consumers are still slow to loosen purse strings.

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer's efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel's inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's shaving, body lotion, false lashes, beauty devices, nail care, sun care categories and more, highlighting new products that are transforming beauty and personal care in this multi-page report.

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics and technology, in this multi-page report.

In this multi-page report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the snacks category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisle.

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in pain, cough-cold, overactive bladder, allergy and more, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

In this special report, DSN examines 20 emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies and new innovations that will seem like business as usual by 2020.

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in depth sales activity in the anti-aging, facial cleansers, bath & body and baby categories, with the latest trends in beauty and personal care products in this multi-page report.