July 5, 2017

Unintentional cuts and piercings account for 6.3% of all non-fatal injuries, according to the latest data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Overall, that contributes almost $910.6 million to the sales of first aid bandages.

July 5, 2017

A trend toward “premiumization” and building momentum for more naturally positioned offerings, as well as growing awareness of dental hygiene and the rising prevalence of cavities, drove the $27 billion global oral care market in 2016.

July 5, 2017

Consumers are starting to see the light after years of ignoring warnings that sun exposure poses a health risk and hastens aging, with overall category sales rising 6.7% for the 52-week period ended May 14 across multi-outlets, according to IRI.

July 5, 2017

The predominant factor impacting sales of the $158.1 million parasite treatment category is super lice. But how do you treat cases of head lice that can’t be eradicated with traditional pediculicides? For parents, it’s how do you eliminate that “super lice” infestation without injuring the host, which just happens to be their children?

July 5, 2017

The $1 million donation brings the total amount donated through Support Our Troops since the campaign’s inception in 2012 to more than $4.6 million.

July 5, 2017

The retail clinic space represents a fast-growing industry that hasn’t even scratched the surface in terms of its full potential given constant market pressures to make health care more affordable, more accessible and more efficient. Today, there are approximately 2,400 convenient care clinics in 43 states and the District of Columbia that have served more than 35 million consumers.

July 5, 2017

At issue is Lidl US' own brand "Preferred Selection," which Kroger charges is virtually indentical to that company's store label "Private Selection."

July 5, 2017

With cleansers and moisturizers firing on all cylinders, retailers and brands are fine-tuning other segments to keep the momentum going. By bringing skin care innovations to mass doors more quickly, chains have been able to keep their customer base from straying to specialty stores and, in some cases, lure them back.

July 5, 2017

Parents and school nurses alike have expressed plenty of concern about super lice and how to treat these pesticide-resistant hair vermin safely, and most importantly, effectively. A number of OTC manufacturers have responded with product launches and offerings that effectively address ridding households of lice infestations.

July 5, 2017

There is a potential white space opportunity for retail clinics in advancing point-of-care diagnostic offerings on site. In 2015, combined sales of POC tests, clinical chemistry and immunoassay laboratory tests and vaccines to retail clinics reached $240 million.

July 5, 2017

With more than 12 million outbreaks estimated to occur annually among preschool and school-aged children in the United States, lice infestations are a big deal. And pharmacists play a key role in helping parents select safe and successful treatments.

July 5, 2017

Adult bath products, including Epsom salt soaks and aromatherapy, that offer a Zen-like experience are bubbling to the surface in mass stores and helping to perk up sales.

July 5, 2017

Feminine hygiene products, once relegated to back aisles near diapers, are hidden no longer. In fact, the entire category is being treated more like a beauty business than a commodity. Once again, millennial shoppers are driving the change.

July 5, 2017

New parents undergo lasting changes in terms of what they look for from their personal care products once they have children, according to new insights from pregnancy and parenting resource BabyCenter’s “2017 Skincare and Bathtime Study,” which was shared exclusively with Drug Store News.

July 5, 2017

Rite Aid emerges from the Walgreens Boots Alliance transaction as a much leaner, multi-regional chain with a much smaller debt load.

July 3, 2017

A new breed of drug-resistant head lice is driving a new wave of product solutions. DSN Senior Editor Michael Johnsen takes a deeper look at what retailers and suppliers are doing to combat "super bugs" in this special report.

June 15, 2017

Probiotics are one of the better-selling categories within the VMS space, with more consumers researching probiotics online and coming to the store with a specific brand in mind, according to i-Health market intelligence.

June 15, 2017

The Vitamin Shoppe for the past year has been steadily redefining the brick-and-mortar experience for natural health shoppers via its latest store prototype, the Brand Defining Store, attracting three times the number of first-time customers through its doors.

June 14, 2017

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the state of the weight management, sports nutrition and vitamin market, and products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

 

June 12, 2017

For decades, chain and independent retail pharmacy has been defined by its unyielding pursuit of professional recognition, fair reimbursement and full status as a member of the healthcare provider team. The industry has made huge strides toward that goal, thanks to massive investments in pharmacy technology and automation.

June 12, 2017

Most brands still have a long way to go to live up to the promise of personalized, 1-to-1 relationships with customers that the Internet was supposed to facilitate, according to Evan Neufeld, VP of intelligence at benchmarking firm L2.

June 12, 2017

Retailers and suppliers need to focus their negotiations on larger issues, such as growing overall category sales and finding opportunities for collaboration.

June 12, 2017

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Supplement OWL is an online product registry that serves as resource for regulators, retailers and the industry, and can be accessed by anyone.

June 12, 2017

From large-scale, high-volume processors to “cobots’’ that require a minimal amount of countertop space, a new generation of dispensing tools is allowing pharmacies to shift more of the workload to technicians and central-fill sites.