June 25, 2012

Lee Stafford, the British celebrity hair stylist whose line made its U.S. debut last month, is showcasing the brand's summer hair care items.

June 24, 2012

What’s the buzz in beauty? Walking the NACDS Marketplace show floor, there is definitely more of the same old same old, but DSN beauty expert Antoinette Alexander found several products she thinks will make the cut.

June 24, 2012

So what’s the buzz in beauty? In walking the show floor there is, I’ll admit, more of the same ole stuff we see each year. But there certainly are a few trends that stand out from the crowd.

June 24, 2012

A mile high here at NACDS Marketplace 2012, spirits are riding about as high. All things considered, this is a pretty good time to be in the drug store business.

June 23, 2012

The 2012 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference kicked off Saturday morning with a bang as retailers and suppliers gathered for Meet the Market, a special program designed to provide attendees the opportunity to present and be presented with new products.

June 23, 2012

“Show me white spaces and create [value] that I don’t already have.” That’s what one retailer polled by the Mack Elevation Forum said regarding what suppliers need to do to score a win. And that may be both the challenge and the opportunity for suppliers today as they prepared for NACDS Marketplace meetings.

June 22, 2012

Natural skin care brand Aubrey, which is sold at natural food stores, has introduced new travel-sized moisturizing lotions for those on the go.

June 22, 2012

Unilever’s Axe Hair brand for men has teamed up with Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy “Ted” to create a partnership that speaks to the irreverent nature and humor of both the film and the Axe Hair brand.

June 22, 2012

Makucell — a regenerative biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and distributes anti-aging skin care — has unveiled its new Renewnt brand. The product line uses a proprietary ingredient known as Asymmtate, which the company said energizes the skin's stem cells, encouraging youthful cell behavior for firmer and smoother skin.

June 21, 2012

Beauty mavens are 
going bonkers for 
BB creams!
 Exactly what is a BB cream? It is a relatively new multifunctional product, also referred to as ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm,’ that combines the functionality of primers, SPF and moisturizers, along with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums.


June 21, 2012

Higher arch, natural arch or low arch? Full bodied or on the slimmer side? Whatever the shape of one’s brows, the bottom line is that bold brows are on trend and ooze sex appeal.


June 21, 2012

False lashes a faux pas? No way! Thanks in large part to celebrities who have popularized false eyelashes and lash extensions, sales of false lashes have been, and continue to be, on the upswing — in a big way.


June 21, 2012

Lewis Drug is celebrating its 70th anniversary — a milestone that can be attributed, in part, to its willingness to embrace change.

June 21, 2012

Sales of depilatories are on the upswing as manufacturers roll out new products that promise silky smooth results.


June 21, 2012

Maybelline New York is taking a new approach to mascara with Mega Plush by Volum’ Express — the brand’s first gel-mousse mascara.


June 21, 2012

A recent study by market research company the NPD Group on the men’s grooming market found that more than 9-in-10 men are using some sort of grooming product today, whether it is a skin care, shave or hair care product.

June 21, 2012

Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


June 21, 2012

Pacific World is a provider of nail care products and beauty accessories and sells its products in more than 85,000 doors in more than 80 countries. Joel Carden, EVP of Pacific World, recently talked with Drug Store News about what has led to the global beauty company’s success and how it continues to achieve growth through retailer partnerships, innovation and mergers.


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

June 21, 2012

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is partnering with Clairol Natural Instincts as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador.

June 21, 2012

How is it that some companies seem to thrive in an environment of uncertainty — even chaos — while most others fail?

June 21, 2012



It may be more than just coincidence that Walgreens has decided to really blow the doors off of retail pharmacy in the same city that screams horsepower every year over Memorial Day weekend.

June 21, 2012

With more than half of U.S. online shoppers buying beauty and personal care products online, beauty brands and retailers must embrace multichannel marketing in order to succeed and reach consumers where they are, according to a new study by A.T. Kearney and its Global Consumer Institute.


June 21, 2012

Whether women are sporting poker-straight hair, rocking sexy beach waves or perfecting soft, elegant curls, it typically requires several styling products to achieve the look and lock it in place.