September 6, 2016

The $8 billion pharmacy automation market is helping enable the New Health Economy, and creating new opportunities to partner with retail pharmacy. In this special report, DSN examines some top technology companies.

August 4, 2016

As consumers increase their focus on the role that diet plays in health care, retailers and suppliers are retooling their strategies to emphasize fresh, local, organic, natural, healthy products — something that Kantar Retail calls the FLONH effect.

August 3, 2016

The nail category is still trying to claw its way out of the red, with IRI reporting sales still down. Where there is robust growth though is artificial nails.

August 3, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in beauty aisles, as well as in-depth sales activity in the lip, nail, eye, color cosmetics, facial cleanser, natural skin care, hair and devices categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

August 3, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy spending, telehealth, generics and technology, in this multi-page report.

August 3, 2016

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

August 3, 2016

American consumers love instant results. That fact is propelling sales of beauty devices — hair straighteners, power cleansers, blue- and red-light devices for acne or wrinkles, microderm tools, hair removers and hair growth stimulators.

August 3, 2016

If anyone can attest to the need for the current rash of hair care products for women with curls, it is Michelle Breyer. Working as a reporter in Texas, Breyer expressed her frustration with a lack of products for her curls and built it into a social media empire.

August 3, 2016

In May, Mission Pharmacal announced that its Lycelle Head Lice Removal Kit successfully switched from prescription-only to over-the-counter, bringing a new choice to the self-care aisle to combat “super lice.”

August 3, 2016

With expertise garnered in her salons, Cozy Friedman has eveloped a special line of hair products for curly hair, Boing, which includes curl shampoo, conditioner and gel cream.

August 3, 2016

Merchants looking for the “next best thing” in at-home treatments might want to eyeball Dermaflash. Sephora is already selling the at-home exfoliation device, which removes dead cells, “peach fuzz hair” and built-up debris.

August 3, 2016

Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent Spray, a unique formula comprised of organic lemongrass grown in Nepal and organic oleic acid derived from sunflowers in the United Kingdom, protects against biting insects for up to three hours.

August 3, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines what's trending now overall in OTC aisles, as well as in-depth sales activity in the allergy; vitamins, minerals and supplements; eye care; wearables; incontinence; adult nutrition; and lice treatment categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC, in this multi-page report.

August 3, 2016

When it comes to natural skin care, Beautycounter is perhaps one of the hottest names in the business. Next up, Beautycounter and Target will unfurl a collection of skin care and cosmetics products in 1,500 Target stores.

August 3, 2016

Summer always is a strong selling season for insect repellents, but this year has seen sales rise in the category due to consumer worry over the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

August 2, 2016

Linking into National Selfie Day, Physicians Formula held a contest encouraging women to take selfies on Instagram, which resulted in 12% increases in sales.

August 2, 2016

As retail pharmacies become more service oriented, a strong adult incontinence category may be a good indication of disease-state management opportunities.

August 2, 2016

Bausch + Lomb introduced a new and improved PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin, one of the better selling vitamins on the shelf with $135.1 million in sales on 19.6% growth across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 2, 2016

Sales of OTC medicines continue on a steady pace with dollar volumes up half a billion dollars over the first half of 2016, according to data culled from IRI.

August 2, 2016

Total spending on products whose patents expired between 2012 and 2015 declined by $14.2 billion last year, according to IMS Health’s Institute for Health Care informatics. And 2016 could bring about further cost reductions.

August 2, 2016

Although Anastasia Soare’s Anastasia Beverly Hills products aren’t available in mass, her magic with brows is credited with waking up the entire category.

August 2, 2016

In March, GSK Consumer Healthcare launched Children’s Flonase, which blocks six allergic substances, reduces inflammation and relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen, mold spores, dust mites and pet dander.

August 2, 2016

When Sephora introduced its compact contour app two years ago, it ignited the contouring trend. Now, Sephora has put its efforts behind teaching women how to “cancel out color concerns.”

August 2, 2016

As some companies prepare to market their biosimilars, others are still in development. At the end of 2015, the IMS Institute noted that there were five biosimilars in the pre-registration phase of development.