March 8, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 4, 2016

The beauty category at retail drug stores has been turning more toward sampling with kiosks, apps, events and beauty advisers. Drug Store News recently spoke with Joann Marks, founder and CEO of the 25-year-old company Cosmetic Promotions, to discuss beauty sampling and experiential marketing.

February 2, 2016

The oral care category remains a wide-open source of revenue for drug stores.

February 2, 2016

Recognizing the needs of consumers who have sensitive gums, DenTek Oral Care has introduced Comfort Clean Floss Picks.

February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

While sales of pet supplements have flattened over the last few years, market research firm Packaged Facts estimates that the segment will grow to exceed $697 million in sales by 2019 due to rising obesity rates among pets and an aging pet population.

February 2, 2016

Pet Releaf — the all-natural pet product company that recently launched two whole hemp plant-based products, Edibites CBD Treats for Dogs and CBD Hemp Oil Tinctures for both dogs and cats — is adding a large-breed product extension to its line.

February 2, 2016

Ion Labs recently introduced Suncoast Pet Health Daily Greens, a pet supplement targeted to improve a pet’s natural energy level, digestive health and antioxidant intake.

February 2, 2016

Private-label cough-cold brands and Vicks are the big winners when consumers are seeking remedies for their sniffles, coughs and stuffiness online.

February 2, 2016

Omnis Health recently launched a Gestational Diabetes Kit portfolio, representing a unique niche opportunity for retail pharmacy operators that marries a diabetes patient with the market basket of an expecting mom. Drug Store News spoke with Cathy Pereira, Omnis Health EVP global sales and marketing, to discuss that opportunity.

February 2, 2016

The natural beauty category is poised to post some of its strongest growth in years, but confusion remains in just what consumers consider natural and organic.

February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the oral care and natural/organic cosmetics categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

January 29, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in the home health care category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 6, 2016

Beanitos, creator of the Original Bean Snacks, recently expanded its signature line of bean chips to include a new Hint of Lime variety.

January 6, 2016

Holiday 2015 further illustrated the challenges that mass retailers face in trying to revive the fragrance business. There are bright spots, however.

January 6, 2016

Consumers are blurring the lines between meals and snacks, and are increasingly choosing healthier options.

January 6, 2016

With the spirit of “if you can’t beat them, join them,” Elizabeth Arden last year introduced a body mist line.

January 6, 2016

Eye beauty product sales are nothing to blink at. The category experienced a robust 4.6% growth rate for the 52-week period ended Nov.1, 2015, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets. Total eye sales eclipsed the $2 billion mark — topping both face and lip.

January 6, 2016

One of the biggest challenges for mass merchants to crack the facial cosmetics code has been selling foundations, blushes and powders to women who can’t sample them in stores.

January 6, 2016

While many women want the look of artificial lashes, some have been afraid to try them. Kiss hopes to be a solution with the introduction of Kiss Lash 101, an all-in-one kit including a step-by-step guide, lashes, lash scissors, adhesive and an applicator.