April 22, 2015

The dollar store channel is growing in prominence when it comes to OTC remedies, noted Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference last March.

April 22, 2015

‘Tis the season to be — beautiful.

It is no secret that the change of seasons gives manufacturers reason to introduce colors or scents but, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care, there’s a much larger beauty trend at play. Enter seasonality.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming and oral care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 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.

March 4, 2015

Bee Bald is on a mission to help men up their grooming game. The company recently broadened its product portfolio with the new Smooth Plus with SPF 30, which joins a full lineup of men’s grooming products.

March 4, 2015

Looking to help the 54% of consumers who are concerned about enamel, Colgate recently launched the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste and, judging by the results, the oral care brand has hit a nerve.

March 4, 2015

Designer Greetings has introduced a new line of Deluxe Boxed Notes.

March 4, 2015

Miraculins in January announced that it will be commencing a pilot program with Lovell Drugs and Pear Healthcare Solutions that will see the placement of the first stand-alone Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell’s retail pharmacy locations in Ontario beginning in February.

March 4, 2015

Due to the popularity of the Hallmark Signature Collection card line, Hallmark is introducing Hallmark Signature Gift Wrap. The new line began rollout to the drug channel in February and will continue to introduce line extensions throughout 2015.

March 4, 2015

In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Jan. 26 announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the healthcare system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.

March 4, 2015

There’s no denying that the proliferation of ecards has been eroding sales of traditional greeting cards. A recent report from Ibis World predicts that industry revenue will decline over the next the five years to 2019 at an annualized rate of 2.4% to $5.4 billion.

March 4, 2015

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 20% of children ages 5 years to 11 years old having at least one untreated decayed tooth. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable.

March 4, 2015

The pressure on mass market fragrances has yet to ease due in part to declining sales of celebrity fragrances and a reduction in fragrance innovation. And men’s fragrance is no exception.

February 5, 2015

There is a sharp spike in cough-cold promotion across retail circulars in the back-to-school season, according to an analysis of circular retail promotions provided by ECRM, as moms prepare their families for the inevitable season of sniffles and sneezes with the coming school year.

February 5, 2015

GoJo Industries is expanding its hand sanitizer position with a new purchase opportunity — one that’s mom-friendly, serves an on-the-go need and is incremental to the category — with its launch of Purell Wipes into retail.

February 5, 2015

The old adage may claim that “beauty is only skin deep,” but what today’s retailers are realizing is that beauty is as deep as the customer experience. This has given rise to a heightened focus on new services, higher-end offerings and staffing beauty departments with specially trained beauty advisers.

February 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged early on in the 2014-15 season that this year’s flu shot didn’t match up well with this year’s predominant H3N2 flu virus, which set the stage for a strong season. Annual sales of cough, cold and flu remedies were on the rise for the first two months of the season.

February 5, 2015

Today’s retailers are increasingly going high tech, embracing the latest technologies to further elevate the in-store shopping experience. This trend is especially evident in the beauty and fashion space — and for good reason. Such technologies enable shoppers to easily “try before they buy” and quickly access product information.

February 5, 2015

Are we in the midst of a beauty revolution? Perhaps. It is no secret that the ever-changing beauty category is all about trends, but one could argue that we are embarking on an especially interesting time in beauty as technology is changing the way consumers shop and new innovations strive to break through the noise.

February 5, 2015

So far it looks like the 2014-15 cough-cold season is off to a strong start, as total cold/allergy/sinus dollar sales from August through December 2014 increased 8.5% over the same period in 2013, according to Competitive Promotion Report.

February 5, 2015

This year’s hot beauty look is all about balance, with beauty mavens selecting a natural, no-makeup look on the skin, paired with a bold eye — especially a bold brow.