April 14, 2016

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of specialty pharmacy, orphan drugs and biosimilars, in this multi-page report.

 

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

April 13, 2016

It is 11 a.m. on a Thursday at the new NYX store in Willowbrook Mall in N.J., and already shoppers are congregating near the expansive lip collection. Called The Lip Bar, the fixture sports almost 700 colors.

April 13, 2016

Biologic medications — nine of which were among the Food and Drug Administration’s approvals in 2015 — constitute a big portion of the specialty market.

April 13, 2016

IRI recently began tracking sales of TENS devices as part of its first-aid accessories grouping.

April 13, 2016

Retailers are enthused about the caliber of hair care launches hitting shelves — including Garnier’s Whole Blends and TRESemmé’s new Beauty Full Volume.

April 13, 2016

It’s another year, and another February launch of a nasal corticosteroid has hit drug store shelves — McNeil Consumer’s Rhinocort will be looking to make some headway in one of the fastest-growing categories across the front-end

April 13, 2016

In the last two years, the FDA has broken its record for the approval of orphan drugs to treat diseases that affect 200,000 or fewer people.

April 13, 2016

Adult incontinence — also called by the more consumer-friendly category monikers of overactive bladder or bladder control — is one of the larger categories within OTC that’s growing at an almost double-digit rate.

April 13, 2016

Perhaps women are fatiguing of gels, or just want instant access to the coffin-shaped nails made popular by celebrities. Whatever the reason, retailers are seeing a spike in sales of artificial nails.

April 13, 2016

Meal replacement bars represent strong growth opportunity within the OTC aisles.

April 13, 2016

Eyebrow makeup sales rocketed 50% for the most recent 52-week period, according to IRI. What’s behind the wildfire growth is a movement for dramatic, yet tamed brows, ignited by celebs sporting the “eye brows on fleek” revolution.

April 13, 2016

It’s no secret that the category of drugs drawing the most attention — and money — in recent years has been specialty pharmacy.

March 29, 2016

The recent legal skirmish between Gillette and Dollar Shave Club underscores just how important the shave category is to drug store retailers — it is behemoth with sales exceeding $3.5 billion.

March 28, 2016

In this OTC Megatrend Report, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading over-the-counter company executives to discuss the many opportunities to drive growth, build the market basket and drive more shoppers to the OTC aisle; and senior editor Michael Johnsen discusses disruptive technology that, both on and off the shelf, favors more sales in the OTC sector. Download the report to read more.

March 24, 2016

Retailers prowling for growth potential in men’s grooming are directing their focus to skin care.

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the men's skin care aisle.

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the batteries category, highlighting advanced and specialty products that are charging up the general merchandise aisle.

March 8, 2016

Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.

March 8, 2016

Hispanic consumers are a significant growth driver behind many dietary supplements, more so than their non-Hispanic counterparts. That may explain why Pharmavite recently introduced its bilingual “Vitamin & Supplement Wellness Wheel” to more than 1,500 locations.

March 8, 2016

Men are more than an afterthought at Nivea.

March 8, 2016

It is estimated that 80% of the male population between the ages of 18 and 34 years old currently sport a look with facial hair.

March 8, 2016

Even though many cutting-edge marketers have for years successfully infused a Hispanic flavor into their overall marketing mix, the overall marketplace has yet to maximize the reach into this community relative to the overall buying power they wield.

March 8, 2016

This year’s Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2016 Annual Executive Conference is focused on disruption, exploring how disruption across every facet of the marketplace is impacting the business of nonprescription medicines and how CHPA members can not only survive in a marketplace where disruption is commonplace, but thrive.