June 15, 2017

The Vitamin Shoppe for the past year has been steadily redefining the brick-and-mortar experience for natural health shoppers via its latest store prototype, the Brand Defining Store, attracting three times the number of first-time customers through its doors.

June 14, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

 

June 12, 2017

For decades, chain and independent retail pharmacy has been defined by its unyielding pursuit of professional recognition, fair reimbursement and full status as a member of the healthcare provider team. The industry has made huge strides toward that goal, thanks to massive investments in pharmacy technology and automation.

June 12, 2017

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Supplement OWL is an online product registry that serves as resource for regulators, retailers and the industry, and can be accessed by anyone.

June 12, 2017

From large-scale, high-volume processors to “cobots’’ that require a minimal amount of countertop space, a new generation of dispensing tools is allowing pharmacies to shift more of the workload to technicians and central-fill sites.

June 12, 2017

In PrescribeWellness’ 2017 Vaccination and Preventive Care Study, 55% of survey respondents said they prefer their pharmacy to their physician’s office as the place to get vaccinated.

June 12, 2017

Protein bars have been flying off the shelves in mass outlets lately. One reason for the increase is the multitude of consumer segments now shopping the category.

June 12, 2017

Americans want to be healthier, and they want healthier-for-you products in the self-care aisles to get them there.

June 12, 2017

The Makeup Show NYC in May spotlighted trends that are fueling social media, driving sales and shaping product development.

June 12, 2017

The growth trends in sales of vitamins and supplements in specialty channels, ranging from natural grocers to gourmet wellness stores, are great harbingers of what might soon be best-selling categories within mass outlets.

May 17, 2017

Sales of artificial eyelashes packaged with adhesives rose 31% to $157 million, according to IRI data for multi-outlet retailers for the 52-week period ended March 19. Eyelash adhesives kicked in another $30 million and showed growth of 24%.

May 17, 2017

Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.

May 17, 2017

The Journal of the American Geriatric Society has projected that the cost for the first year of hearing loss treatment in older adults will reach $51 billion nationwide by 2030.

May 17, 2017

As more Americans wrestle with the cost of their health care, they continue to gravitate toward better lifestyle choices, which means niche products that were at one time only purchased by body builders and serious athletes have become appealing to the mainstream consumer.

May 17, 2017

New product activity in styling aids and treatments could put a positive jolt into the hair care category.

May 17, 2017

Recent research from 210 Analytics found that three-quarters of people see candy as a little indulgence and reward, and 74% said candy can be enjoyed in moderation.

April 18, 2017

One of the biggest trends in food and beverage in the past several years has been in better-for-you offerings — something that’s expected to continue to influence new products as consumers remain focused on what’s in their favorite snacks and beverages.

April 14, 2017

Although 2016 saw the Food and Drug Administration approve only 22 new drugs compared with 45 approvals in 2015 and the lowest tally since 2010, many in the pharmaceutical arena remain optimistic that this year will see a reversal of that trend.

April 14, 2017

Several categories are heating things up in the beauty aisles, especially Korean beauty.

April 14, 2017

Legislation pending in both houses of Congress regarding DIR, or direct and indirect remuneration, fees are giving hope to drug stores and two of the industry’s largest advocacy groups that pharmacy benefits management companies will stop retroactively reducing payments.

April 14, 2017

There is no question that one of the top nonprescription categories contributing to both sales and foot traffic right now is allergy. Sales of nasal sprays — the category that captures all of the latest nasal corticosteroid Rx-to-OTC switches — are up 10.2%.

April 14, 2017

This could be the year. Movement again is occurring in Congress on legislation that would confer professional provider status on pharmacists serving millions of older Americans in many parts of the country.

March 7, 2017

Purveyors of health products have been riding the baby boomer wave for some time now, and it doesn’t appear to be cresting any time soon.

March 7, 2017

Masculine grooming choices are soaring, with men especially interested in products for thinning hair.