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 19, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Drug Store News first introduced its annual Niche Brand Report, which was created to highlight the role that smaller brands play in driving innovation and growth. The DSN Niche Brands Top 100 measures the leading small- to mid-sized brands with total sales of under $100 million.

May 15, 2015

Prestige Brands to place a greater marketing emphasis on Little Remedies. 

May 15, 2015

Clavis Insight took a look at the sunscreen category to determine which brands were in the best position to capture online consumer dollars.

May 14, 2015

DSN talks with Andrew Simon of BrandShop to discuss digital solutions and customer enagement in the CPG space. 

May 11, 2015

M&M’s brand aims to raise both money and awareness for its Red Nose Day campaign by asking consumers to make someone else laugh. 

May 8, 2015

SnackWell’s, a brand in the low-fat snack category, on Friday announced that it will be overhauling its products. The snacks will now be made without high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors or colors, the brand stated. 

May 7, 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.

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 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.