Drug store retailers are trying to move the needle on the beauty category with upgraded in-store environments, improved service and innovative merchandise. While there are encouraging signs, many beauty category sales are flat as recessionbattered consumers are still slow to loosen purse strings.
According to a Credit Suisse analysis of the drug channel published Wednesday, drug stores are in for a challenging winter across the front-end with an embattled consumer continuing to hold back and the continued proliferation of dollar stores that are attracting value-driven trips to their channel.
The flu epidemic is in full swing in the West and across the Southwest, as just about every state west of the Mississippi through to California is in the red on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weekly FluView for the week ended Jan. 26.
Drug store chains have an enormous appetite for consumables. Fresh food sales — defined as dairy, deli, fresh meat and fresh produce — grew nearly 13% year over year through April, according to ACNielsen data.
Social media strategist Robin Leedy & Associates, a public relations and social media marketing agency, on Wednesday announced the signing of six clients featuring several brands in the health and beauty space.
Groundwork has begun on a new USA Drug store here that will combine the operations of the Overturf DME Pharmacy and David's Pharmacy in a 15,000-sq.-ft. facility, according to a report in the Southeast Missourian published Monday.