April 15, 2016

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 14, 2016

One of the best predictors of sales success isn’t likeability, attention to detail or even industry expertise, but how one authentically tells a story.

April 14, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the lip, brow, nail and hair categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

April 14, 2016

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of specialty pharmacy, orphan drugs and biosimilars, in this multi-page report.

 

April 14, 2016

As manufacturers grow their businesses, opportunities to expand trade promotion programs will arise.

April 14, 2016

At the end of 2015, Fortune predicted that 2016 would be the year conventional thinking around wearable technology would change, the year “‘wearables’ will become ‘ther-ables.’”

April 14, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores the hair conditioner category.

April 14, 2016

A record 56 drugs were approved by the FDA last year, a number that topped the previously held record of 53 approvals from 1996, according to a new analysis by Express Scripts.

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

April 14, 2016

DSN sat down with Scott Rudolph, CEO of Piping Rock Health Products for his perspective on where the industry is headed and how to sniff out at least one opportunity that may generate returns this year.

April 14, 2016

U.S. prescription drug spending has been growing, following a period of relatively slow spending growth that ended when drug spend grew 12.6% in 2014. Since then, growth in spending has accelerated — and will continue to increase.

April 13, 2016

It is 11 a.m. on a Thursday at the new NYX store in Willowbrook Mall in N.J., and already shoppers are congregating near the expansive lip collection. Called The Lip Bar, the fixture sports almost 700 colors.

April 13, 2016

Biologic medications — nine of which were among the Food and Drug Administration’s approvals in 2015 — constitute a big portion of the specialty market.

April 13, 2016

After 13 years with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Ted Peterson recently retired as VP of CHPA to start a new company. DSN asked some of his colleagues and counterparts about the impact he has had on the business.

April 13, 2016

IRI recently began tracking sales of TENS devices as part of its first-aid accessories grouping.

April 13, 2016

Retailers are enthused about the caliber of hair care launches hitting shelves — including Garnier’s Whole Blends and TRESemmé’s new Beauty Full Volume.

April 13, 2016

Former CHPA VP Ted Peterson opens trade relations with firm CPG Linkages.

April 13, 2016

It’s another year, and another February launch of a nasal corticosteroid has hit drug store shelves — McNeil Consumer’s Rhinocort will be looking to make some headway in one of the fastest-growing categories across the front-end

April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 13, 2016

In the last two years, the FDA has broken its record for the approval of orphan drugs to treat diseases that affect 200,000 or fewer people.

April 13, 2016

Adult incontinence — also called by the more consumer-friendly category monikers of overactive bladder or bladder control — is one of the larger categories within OTC that’s growing at an almost double-digit rate.

April 13, 2016

Perhaps women are fatiguing of gels, or just want instant access to the coffin-shaped nails made popular by celebrities. Whatever the reason, retailers are seeing a spike in sales of artificial nails.

April 13, 2016

Meal replacement bars represent strong growth opportunity within the OTC aisles.

April 13, 2016

Eyebrow makeup sales rocketed 50% for the most recent 52-week period, according to IRI. What’s behind the wildfire growth is a movement for dramatic, yet tamed brows, ignited by celebs sporting the “eye brows on fleek” revolution.