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.

March 8, 2016

Energizer Recharge, the first rechargeable AA and AAA batteries made with 4% recycled  battery material, provide consumers with long-lasting power that can be recharged hundreds of times and reduce the impact on the planet.

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.