January 29, 2014

Ken Martindale, president and COO of Rite Aid, discussed the challenges involved and the careful process behind the reinvention of a brand, and shared the story of Rite Aid’s own reinvention as a company — and the decisions and strategies its leaders put in place to drive that transformation — at a special one-day summit co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group and the Mack Elevation Forum in August.

May 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.

May 1, 2015

Greek-yogurt brand Chobani on Friday announced plans for a new creative platform and campaign that will reaffirm its commitment to providing better food for more people.

April 29, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multitiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing consumer. The New General Market Leadership Forum will bring together leading companies that have demonstrated commitment to building a strong community and thought leadership with a diverse consumer base.

April 25, 2015

The New General Market Leadership platform — a Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-produced industry platform — kicked off before NACDS Annual Meeting with a special reception highlighting guest speaker Michael Yormark, president of Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

April 23, 2015

HBA Global is returning to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with a new slate of educational opportunities on health and beauty trends, innovations, and market strategies.

April 16, 2015

NBTY is shaking things up with the appointment of four senior executives to its management team. 

April 6, 2015
Kool-Aid announced the debut of Kool-Aid Easy Mix, which the brand said offers consumers convenience and value, with half the sugar of leading regular sodas. 
 
March 31, 2015

Store brand sales in all the major retail channels are continuing their upwards trend, setting new records across the board for annual revenue, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2015 Private Label Yearbook.

March 20, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multi-tiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing new general market consumer.

March 11, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday created a virtual destination center for new product innovation. 

March 4, 2015

As part of its quest to be the most loved and shopped beauty destination, Walgreens offers an array of its “owned brands.” These chain exclusives fill in gaps in assortments or offer tremendous value, according to Kina Guyton, Walgreens director of beauty owned brands.

March 4, 2015

Do you truly understand the dimensions of cosmetics consumer behavior and how these dimensions impact brand choices, outlet shopping patterns and attitudes toward the category overall? That was the focus of a webinar presented in February by consumer analytics company TABS Group.

February 24, 2015

Designer Betsey Johnson and Kimberly-Clark's Kleenex brand are teaming up to give consumers a healthy dose of creative inspiration. 

February 17, 2015

A Valentine's Day infographic from Mobee reveals which brands took the top spot on store shelves, the best displays and which names won over the hearts — and dollars — of customers leading up to the big day. 

 

February 13, 2015

Despite a difficult market environment, beauty brand Beiersdorf continued on its profitable growth path in 2014, according to company executives.

February 5, 2015

Beauty brand Coty posted a boost in second-quarter net income and saw renewed strength in such core brands as Sally Hansen and Rimmel.

January 29, 2015

Markwins has entered into an agreement to acquire from Aspire Brands the Bonne Bell and Lip Smacker assets.

January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 15, 2015

Beiersdorf — whose brands include Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie — announced on Thursday that it continued its profitable growth path in 2014 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment.

December 22, 2014

In line with its strategic move to focus on core brands, Procter & Gamble is selling its Camay and Zest brands, along with the transfer of a manufacturing facility in Mexico, to Unilever for an undisclosed amount.

December 17, 2014

Menasha Packaging Company and Shelfbucks recently finalized an agreement to innovate and redefine in-store product merchandising with the launch of POP displays that incorporate iBeacon technology to actively engage with shoppers, while enabling brands and retailers to measure and manage in-store promotional campaigns.

December 11, 2014

Australian Dream is one of those hot external analgesic products that has been growing by greater than 20% across all channels. Drug Store News had an opportunity to dig a little deeper regarding the Nature s Health Connection s Australian Dream product with David Biernbaum of David Biernbaum and Assoc., who represents the product.

December 11, 2014

Girls don’t poop. At least that’s what we want guys to believe and, thanks to Poo-Pourri, we can still hide the truth.