February 2, 2016

One of America's most popular brands is building on its 100-year legacy by adding two new choices to its family of products.

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

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. And few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide.

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
Alere focuses on tests for cardiology, oncology, infectious disease and women’s health, among others, and is the largest pregnancy test maker.
February 2, 2016

The Kantar Retail report found that while total trade spending as a percent of gross sales continues to remain flat, manufacturers are increasingly shifting spend to growth channels and customers.

February 2, 2016

With retirement of its Nashville division president, Kroger is making some executive moves. 

February 2, 2016

The DIY nail kits category is hot these days, and LOOK Nail Color is offering some products sure to appeal to nail care fans.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

The deal will enable Vitamin World to operate as a stand-alone retail business. 

February 2, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and Market Track to create a series of exclusive reports. Read the latest report on the cold/allergy/sinus category here.

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

As it enters the Virginia market, the company is looking ahead to aggressive growth within the state and in its current operating areas of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

February 2, 2016

Pure Leaf Iced Tea is launching a super-premium organic line of beverages, as well as more unsweetened drinks, for the discerning consumer.

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

RediClinic and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced Tuesday that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

February 2, 2016

The Hershey Co. is planning a big push for its Krave brand of meat snacks in 2016 to take advantage of a spike in the growth of nonsugary treats, according to Marketwatch. (MarketWatch)

February 2, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

February 2, 2016

An easy and affordable way for people to take control of their health — that’s the premise driving the expansion and frequent availability of free health screenings at Sam’s Club, according to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP of consumables and health and wellness.

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.

February 2, 2016

Store shelves are stocked with gifts perfect for that special loved one including classic chocolate hearts, heartfelt greeting cards, fresh cut roses or bouquets, cuddly plush and love-inspired décor.

February 2, 2016

It makes sense that the nation’s top retailer would also play host to the largest one-day health fair. But for Walmart, the scale of its first-ever chainwide wellness and screening event — held last October and appropriately dubbed “America’s Biggest Health Fair” — is only part of the story: It’s backed by long-term commitment and big-scale thinking.

February 2, 2016

For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.