October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 17, 2016

Unilever’s $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave Club was an eye-opening deal, representing growth in a different market.

September 7, 2016

Consumers are becoming more aware that keeping the mouth and teeth clean is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Overall, sales of oral care products at multi-outlets rose by 2% or more for the 52-week period ended July 20, according to IRI.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothpastes category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

September 7, 2016

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

September 7, 2016

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.

September 7, 2016

Lovepop Cards, a Harvard-based greeting card start-up that landed a $300,000 investment from investor Kevin O’Leary on ABC’s “Shark Tank” TV show in December, start as a sketch on paper that is translated to a modeling software, in which each shape is drawn, then transferred to a software that routs a laser-cutter to cut out each piece.

September 7, 2016

Hallmark is bringing music from some of the most popular country artists — including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan — into the greeting card aisle with CMA Sounds Cards.

September 7, 2016

Hyland’s launched a new homeopathic energy booster called Good Morning that targets consumers looking for a natural revitalization solution, following a night of tossing and turning in bed.

September 7, 2016

GSK Consumer Healthcare has expanded its flagship Sensodyne line with a fresh-mint-flavored Sensodyne True White toothpaste that offers a combination of sensitivity relief, sensitivity protection, cavity protection, stain prevention and stain removal.

September 7, 2016

Swiss oral care brand Curaprox has launched an all-natural whitening toothpaste that removes discoloration by using activated carbon without eroding or bleaching the enamel.

September 6, 2016

In this special report, DSN examines sales activity, trends and more in the diabtes, allergy, foot care and eye care categories.

September 6, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the homeopathy aisles, highlighting products that are transforming OTC, and catches up with Pharmavite's Tim Toll to talk VMS, in this multi-page report.

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.