The best partnerships involve transparent storytelling and the freedom to have risky conversations. Walgreens' Shannon Curtin and Elevation Forum founder Dan Mack discuss new best practices in joint business planning.
Craig Dubitsky, known for helping to bring to market brands like Method, EOS and Help Remedies, and more recently Hello oral care products, was characterized as a giant killer in a blog published by AdAge Monday.
There’s a new way to think outside of the box — by placing both the retailer and supplier in the same marketing sandbox in an effort to generate collaborative marketing campaigns. In other words, “Shared Media.”
With the launch of Procter & Gamble's ZzzQuil, a relatively quiet sleep category has exploded with energy this year. A lot of that has to do with the $121.1 million in sales that ZzzQuil — both tablet and liquid formulations — has generated this year.
While today's cost-conscious consumers are increasingly choosing private-label over-the-counter medications over national name brands, new qualitative research from Market Strategies International has identified a high level of loyalty to name brands for consumers who believe they need "more" from their medications, Market Strategies noted in a report released last week.
HBA Global, a product development event for the beauty and personal care industry, has announced the winners of several industry awards for innovations in package design, emerging brands and suppliers' new products.
Nivea announced today the launch of "Style, Uncapped," a customized lip care design campaign to celebrate consumers' personal style by giving them the opportunity to design and purchase their own lip care caps.
ZEFR, a software-as-a-service platform for brand and content management on YouTube, has announced that Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl and Pantene brands will be the first partners in the pilot program for BrandID, its newest SaaS product.
ZEFR will demo BrandID to brands and agency partners attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity next week.
The topical healthcare brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, including Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages and Neosporin products, on Tuesday celebrated the 125th anniversary of the first aid kit.
Fortunately, daily hygiene is more or less recession-proof. Thanks to the near universal usage of soap, bath and shower products, this market has been largely unscathed by the weakened economy and is expected to enjoy growth going forward. That being said, consumers have altered their buying habits of such products in recent years, and are looking for value.
Understanding the needs of the multicultural marketplace, personal care company Sundial Brands, the maker of SheaMoisture, is working to take a new general market positioning at retail. Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Brands, talked with Drug Store News about the brand's heritage and how it is catering to the needs of its customers.
Perrigo on Monday announced it has kicked off a broad industry marketing and communications campaign to raise awareness for, and consumer confidence in, generic over-the-counter store-brand medications.
Success in the mass market can be an uphill battle for some niche brands as retailers trim selection, bolster private-label offerings and pass on smaller brands they perceive as higher risk. However, retailers also are increasingly looking to distinguish themselves from the competition, whether it is through exclusive offerings, customization or in-store services.
Similasan recently added three heavy hitters to its team, including Haley Ball as product manager, Dora Newlin as director of marketing and Kim Stark, who will direct Similasan's quality assurance and regulatory initiatives.
Joel Carden, EVP of Pacific World, recently talked with Drug Store News about the high-growth nail category to share his insights on how retailers can successfully enter the at-home gel polish space and how Pacific World's gel polish technology, SensatioNail, is helping to fuel growth.
Starting today, April 17, Kleenex brand, the only facial tissue with Sneeze Shield in all of its tissues, according to the company, is giving three schools a chance to win 250,000 eBoxTops for the 2013-2014 school year through the Kleenex brand in the Classroom sweepstakes.