October 16, 2015

With eight SKUs on the market and a high-profile stock car driver endorsing its products, Prestige Brands’ line of Goody’s internal analgesics is continuing to gain traction with consumers.

October 16, 2015

While watching the amount of men with facial hair expand by double digits since 2008, Howard Brauner, VP of new product development at Universal Beauty Products, saw an opportunity in the market.

October 16, 2015

Move over metrosexuals and lumbersexuals. The new guy in town is a spornosexual. He’s buff, isn’t afraid to admit to using moisturizers and has the confidence to make his own decisions about facial hair. He might grow out a beard during No-Shave November and go sleek the next month.

October 16, 2015

While pharmacists across the country have forged close relationships with their patients, providing them with top-notch care and a wide array of services, few have gone to such lengths as a pair of pharmacists working for the H-E-B grocery chain in Texas have.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

October 16, 2015

Natural and organic beauty has had many fits and starts since the 1970s. News flash: This time it is the real deal.

October 16, 2015

Better-for-you snack foods are on the rise.

October 16, 2015

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 17th annual DSN Industry Issues conference, on Dec. 3 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 16, 2015

For Rite Aid’s pharmacist Femi Afilaka, pharmacy is about “going above and beyond.” Afilaka is a pharmacist in a Newark, Del.-based Rite Aid store and has been with the company since March 2003. In that time he has developed a reputation for his devotion to patient care, for delivering that extra touch of customer service and for truly embracing the “fast and friendly” company initiative.

October 16, 2015

Sam’s Club pharmacy manager Sarah Caven loves people, and it shows in how she treats the patients at the company’s warehouse club in Mankato, Minn. “I know it’s a cliché, but I’m a people person,” she said recently. “I love the opportunity to talk to the patient. I see them a lot more than they see their physician, and I know that their contact with me is important for them.”

October 16, 2015

For many people, sleep does not always come easily. Pain and a host of other problems can often make it difficult — if not impossible — to fall asleep. Temporary sleeping problems, in turn, can cause a tired mind and lead to headaches and body pains that make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.

October 16, 2015

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut recently introduced a dark chocolate and fruit macadamia nut snack

October 16, 2015

Cozy Friedman is all about filling needs. When she couldn’t find a salon to cater to kids, she opened her own. Then, when all of the hair care items available to her were loaded with chemicals, she once again took things into her own hands, launching a youth hair care assortment called SoCozy.

October 16, 2015

Retailers looking to enhance service to their health-minded shoppers would do better to face their food products backward on store shelves, as ingredient lists and nutritional information trump brand names and package design among this demographic, according to a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, a consumer healthy-living website owned by Lebhar-Friedman.

October 16, 2015

The efforts of four individuals underscore how Ahold approaches community pharmacy, showing that the company’s pharmacists are willing to do what it takes to help people stay healthy.

October 16, 2015

Define “American heartland” and the town of Topeka, Ind., could easily fit the bill. And independently owned Topeka Pharmacy, honored as Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year at AmerisourceBergen’s ThoughtSpot 2015, could just as easily define the concept of drug store as an indispensible fixture of small-town life.

October 16, 2015

This month, as we close this issue of DSN, I find myself with “two things” worth noting.

October 16, 2015

When she left her native Jamaica and entered St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., two decades ago, 16-year-old Shauna Markes-Wilson aspired to be a pediatrician. However, it wasn’t long before a chance meeting altered those plans and sent her career in a slightly different direction.

October 16, 2015

New patient-care and business solutions won three independent pharmacies special recognition at Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas in July.

October 13, 2015

DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the oral care category, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

October 13, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

October 13, 2015

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

October 13, 2015

Independents are very much community focused  two out of every three independent pharmacists are involved with local organizations, like Boy Scouts or the local Parent Teacher Association. 

October 13, 2015

DSN contributing editor Richard Monks examines in-depth sales activity in the digestive and analgesic categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.