August 20, 2015

DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the natural products, mascara, nail and lip categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

The snack aisle is getting healthier. Manufacturers have listened and answered the call from consumers, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, general manager in Client Insights at IRI.

August 20, 2015

DSN recently sat down with KPMG's Larry Kocot — who now heads up KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight — to discuss the future of payment system reforms.

August 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

In this multi-page report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the snack category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisle.

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

August 20, 2015

More and more cough-cold retailers are pulling their circular ad placements out of the back-to-school season and focusing their efforts on placement closer to an uptick in cough-cold demand, according to a recent ECRM webcast hosted by Drug Store News titled “Surviving the Cough-Cold Season: A Category Promotion Review.”

August 20, 2015

Designer Greetings recently launched Around the Corner, a line of die-cut, accordion, tri-fold cards with such special features as tip-ons, stamps, glitter and embossing treatments that give the cards a 3-D look. 

August 20, 2015

“Average telehealth costs are $40 to $50 compared to $136 to $176 for a related in-person visit, while the most common diagnoses made during telehealth visits are sinusitis, cold, flu, pertussis and urinary tract infections,” according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation April 2015 report, “Building a culture of health: The value proposition.”

August 20, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase may not be on today’s top five bestselling cough-cold-allergy-sinus products list, but it won’t be long until the brand breaks through.

August 20, 2015

While the first retail clinics began to enter chronic disease management going back as early as 2010, these efforts have been ramped up considerably in recent years as payers look more aggressively to lower costs and health systems look to drive improved patient outcomes.

August 20, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

August 20, 2015

Sales of vitamins within U.S. multi-outlets were up 3.2% to $6.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 , according to IRI, with no signs of slowing down. Gummy vitamins continue to trend within the multivitamin space, overall sales of which were up 2% to $1.7 billion.

August 20, 2015

Hallmark has introduced a new greeting card format called Banner Cards.

August 20, 2015

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

August 20, 2015

Kashi recently introduced Organic Chewy Granola and Seed Bars. Made with a nutritious, plant-based blend of 100% whole grains, fruits, nuts and super seeds, Kashi Organic Chewy Granola and Seed Bars are free of highly refined sweeteners.

August 20, 2015

Kind has added super grain sorghum to its line of Healthy Grains Bars in a new offering: Popped. Sorghum, the sixth super grain in the Healthy Grains line, is popped to offer a super grain twist on two popcorn favorites, Popped Salted Caramel and Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

August 20, 2015

Offline Cosmetics market leader Maybelline bats its eyelashes in the mascara category, with a strong search performace across its large product portfolio. 

August 20, 2015

One of the latest innovations from the Korean market has been face-shaped, paper sheet masks that hydrate skin and brighten the complexion. Natural skin and hair care brand Yes To has taken to this innovation and created the Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask infused with vitamin C, witch hazel, grapefruit and aloe leaf juice to help reduce hyperpigmentation, correct skin damage and enhance radiance.

August 20, 2015

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

August 20, 2015

Since the launch of Nexium 24HR in May of 2014, the brand has generated approximately $300 million, “making it one of the largest and most successful Rx-to-OTC switches,” Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and CEO, recently told analysts.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015.