October 17, 2016

Specialty medicines made up 36% of all drug spend for the year ended May 2016, according to IMS Health data.

October 17, 2016

Who’s leading the retail health revolution? One of the chief innovators in the transformation of U.S. health care is surely CVS Health.

October 17, 2016

Digital engagement is an integral part of CVS Health’s growth strategy, and for good reason. The digital customer at CVS spends 4.5 times more and engages with the CVS brand six times more than non-digital customers do.

October 17, 2016

Natural beauty brand Éclair Naturals is leveraging the popularity of the latest bath craze with its popular and fun Fizzy Bath Cupcakes, which are soy free, non-GMO verified, cruelty-free and vegan.

October 17, 2016

The health-beauty connection is a driving force for CVS Health as it continues rolling out its new “Elevate Beauty” concept, which is now in about 2,000 of its stores.

October 17, 2016

The ExtraCare loyalty program has grown to become CVS Health’s crown jewel. In 2015, the program — now in its 15th year — helped drive nearly $4 billion in savings for its roughly 70 million active cardholders. More important, it has emerged as the key engine driving CVS Health’s personalization efforts — a critical component of the company’s five-pillar strategy to reenergize its front-end business.

October 17, 2016

Harry’s inked a deal to sell through Target, complete with an inline presentation and an endcap decked out with a huge Harry’s signature razor.

October 17, 2016

Winning with U.S. Hispanics is the solution to accelerating sales growth. Univision partnered with Nielsen to study the Hispanic Healthcare Journey and uncover differences and similarities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic attitudes and behaviors.

October 17, 2016

The drug store industry said goodbye to two icons of the business in September. Charles R. “Cork” Walgreen III, 80, former president, CEO, chairman of the board and chairman emeritus of the company that bears his family’s name, and David Bloom, 76, the former, long-time CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, passed away last month.

October 17, 2016

About 20 years ago, I took a job as senior editor for Drug Store News. My first beat assignment was the OTC business and about a dozen retail companies, including CVS Pharmacy. Back then, CVS had just won the right to buy Revco, and it was making regular headlines as it completed the biggest integration of stores and systems in the history of the retail pharmacy business. You could say I’ve seen a lot of change in that time.

October 17, 2016

Two years ago, CVS Pharmacy made the bold decision to walk away from tobacco. It was the right move for a lot of reasons, but the fact remained: There was a $2 billion sales hole that needed to be plugged.

October 17, 2016

The next big Rx-to-OTC switch opportunity in 2017 could be migraine treatments, as migraine already is a growing category within OTC pain relief, impacting as many as 37 million Americans.

October 17, 2016

It’s the millennial shopper who’s driving much of the 10.3% growth across external analgesics.

October 17, 2016

Many brands, both indie and mainstream, are rethinking their strategies when it comes to beauty products aimed at multicultural consumers.

October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 17, 2016

Cirrus Healthcare will be launching the clinically designed earplugs MigraineX, along with an app that tracks shifts in barometric pressure, a known trigger of migraines.

October 17, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesic and digestive aisles, highlighting products that are transforming OTC, in this multi-page report.

October 17, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and MarketTrack to create this exclusive report highlighting market performance of major manufacturers in pain treatments — internal and external analgesic categories.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back. In this special report, DSN examines hot trends with in-depth analysis of sales activity in men’s grooming.

October 17, 2016

In the two years since it pulled the plug on tobacco, CVS Health has literally doubled down on health. In this exclusive special report, DSN examines the work the company is doing across the organization to ensure that bet pays off.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 17, 2016

Unilever’s $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave Club was an eye-opening deal, representing growth in a different market.

October 17, 2016

CVS Health rocked the industry in 2014 when it removed cigarettes and tobacco from its pharmacy shelves in an effort to promote health and reduce chronic illnesses associated with tobacco-use. Now, the retailer is taking yet another stance against tobacco-use with a hefty $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation.

October 13, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a link between 400 adverse event reports and homeopathic teething tablets.