March 13, 2015

With health reform and the shift to accountable, evidence-based medicine slowly but surely transforming the nation’s massive but troubled healthcare system, new moves are afoot in both the legislative and executive branches of government that will further elevate the role played by the nation’s 300,000 pharmacists.

March 13, 2015

Thank you to the 114th Congress for welcoming the participants in the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill! We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the key policy issues that shape pharmacy patient care for your constituents.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.

March 12, 2015

Drug Channels Institute on Thursday listed the leading specialty pharmacy players. 

March 10, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales. 

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

Almost half of all circular ads in support of a digestive remedy promote an antacid tablet. 

March 4, 2015

Walgreens recently reinvented its “SaturDate” program into a larger, more impactful program and rebranded it “Beauty Must-Haves.”

March 4, 2015

Introduced in spring 2014, Discover Beauty Within is an exclusive publication to Walgreens, published through a joint venture between Walgreens and Lebhar-Friedman Inc. The first-of-its-kind beauty and wellness magazine focuses specifically on the mass market beauty customer.

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

For most categories, circular promotions touting price only are the most prevalent form of advertising, as opposed to a percent off or another savings incentive. That’s not the case in the supplement segment, where buy-one-get-one offers represent 58.5% of all circular ads as compared with 21.2% of price-only promotions.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ mission to go big in beauty includes personal care, Walgreens DMM Rudy Kucera told Drug Store News, for categories including grooming, hair care and oral care, “all part of the beauty regimen.” And just like in cosmetics, there is the quest to tailor merchandise for specific stores.

March 4, 2015

Share of heart: That’s a pretty heady concept savvy marketers and retailers are using these days to describe a whole new level of consumer engagement.

March 4, 2015

According to ECRM’s analysis of circular retail promotions for allergy, Chattem emerged as the leading advertiser of allergy remedies.

March 4, 2015

In preparation for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference being held in Bonita Springs, Fla., this month, Drug Store News sat down with both Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, CHPA chair and VP personal health care, North America, for Procter & Gamble.

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

Walgreens aims to have a consistency of voice across all channels, both clicks and bricks. In beauty, the strategy is to look at the customer in a holistic manner, said Katlyn Gao, head of retail products, digital at Walgreens. 

March 4, 2015

Immunity boosters and hand sanitizer are on most shopping lists as consumers prepare their families for the inevitable sniffles, sneezes and coughs associated with the cold and flu season.

March 4, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales.

March 4, 2015

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores cold/allergy/sinus products in both the liquid/powder and tablets/packets segments.

March 4, 2015

When GVP/GMM, beauty and personal care Shannon Curtin arrived at Walgreen Co. about five years ago, the beauty department was already regarded as one of the best and most efficient in the mass business. But it was missing one element Curtin and her teamwork diligently to nurture — love.

March 4, 2015

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