October 9, 2017

OTC doesn’t seem to acknowledge an essential truth – OTC is in the consumer business, not the pharma business. It’s not selling drugs, it is selling brands.

October 9, 2017

Digital represents the future of both merchandising and marketing, as evidenced by emerging digital-only brands.

October 6, 2017

Colleen DeCourcy, chief creative officer for Wieden+Kennedy told attendees of the Emerson Group's Emerson Group 10th Annual Retail Industry Day that catching lightning in a bottle comes down to two key elements.

October 5, 2017

Leading the all-star lineup of Emerson's 10th Annual Retail Industry Day was Marcus Lemonis, the retail "fixer" who hosts "The Profit” on CNBC.

October 2, 2017

The inexorable rise of digital technology and an attitudinal shift towards wellness and prevention finds consumers starting to think very differently about how they manage their health — and Sara Jones and Nick Vaus kick off their 10-piece series on “10 Uncomfortable Truths that OTC has to deal with to survive and thrive in the 21st century.”

September 28, 2017

With Rite Aid’s sale of 1,932 stores to Walgreens complete and a new president and COO in place, CEO John Standley told investors that the company is set to “move forward with a clear sense of purpose.”

September 22, 2017

WellWise breathes a little retail pizzazz into what has traditionally been a clinical retail shopping experience, Shoppers Drug Mart's Theresa Firestone told Drug Store News.

September 22, 2017

Thrifty White recently introduced the dedicated diabetes pilot across 20 markets with plans to roll out the program to all stores  in October.

September 21, 2017

The National Center for Homeopathy is hosting screenings across the nation, from New York and Philadelphia to Berkeley, Calif.

September 20, 2017

The respondents who reported using homeopathy were more likely to be white, female, married, highly educated, ages 30 years old to 44 years old and live in the western United States.

September 19, 2017

CVS Health is poised to boost its health innovation efforts in response to a rapid-fire series of marketplace changes. Much of the focus will center on embracing emerging health trends — from connected health technology to DNA testing.

September 19, 2017

A panel of start-up companies — UnaliWear, Chrono Therapeutics, BraceUnder, Sleep.ai and 23andMe — spoke about the white spaces their organizations targeted and the solutions they created to fill those voids at a special Health Innovation Summit, hosted by CVS Health in partnership with Drug Store News and Mack Elevation in June.

September 19, 2017

Heightened consumer expectations, coupled with increased efforts by manufacturers and distributors to adopt a “direct-to-consumer” sales model, should be compelling drug chains and other retailers to leverage new opportunities in their businesses … ," according to Steve Laughlin, VP and general manager of global consumer industry at IBM, in his CVS Health Innovation Summit presentation.

September 19, 2017

According to a ZzzQuil survey, of those consumers who tried a sleep-aid, 4-in-5 (80%) reported that a sleeping aid helped them fall asleep more easily, and stay asleep all night.

September 19, 2017

Consumers are taking more ownership in their health than ever before, and Internet search activity, particularly on mobile devices, has become an important element of consumer healthcare decision-making.

September 19, 2017

Lifestlyes Zero is the new product that’s being launched now. It’s the thinnest condom across the LifeStyles portfolio, which is expected to be a significant point of differentiation for consumers going forward.

September 19, 2017

Video-based marketing messages designed for mobile viewing represent a significant opportunity for retailers, as consumers now spend three hours per day on their mobile devices, and mobile penetration continues to grow, with 2 billion new mobile phones activated last year alone.

September 18, 2017

In addition to including a convenient tether, the improved EP2 earplugs are reusable for up to 10 trips.

September 18, 2017

As successful retail strategies continue to demand a greater degree of sophistication, The Emerson Group 10th Annual Industry Day delivers a thought leadership platform that challenges the status quo. 

September 18, 2017

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn highlighted the economic stresses Americans face as they grapple with rising out-of-pocket costs at the Health Innovation Summit, co-hosted in June by CVS Health in partnership with DSN and Mack Elevation.

September 18, 2017

Optimizing health innovation is vital to securing the heart and soul of the consumer. The following are five big ideas for driving innovation in health care.

September 15, 2017

It’s done. A hearing aid category specific to the over-the-counter arena was signed into law in August; all that remains to be created is the regulatory framework. Read more in this special report.

September 14, 2017

Sales of breath freshener sprays and drops are up 7.1% for the 13 weeks ended Aug. 13, according to the latest IRI data, across total U.S. multi-outlets. 

September 14, 2017

To date Kroger has raised $1.5 Million dollars for the Red Cross, $100,000 for the Houston Food Bank and filled more than 2,000 emergency prescriptions.