February 2, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and Market Track to create a series of exclusive reports. Read the latest report on the cold/allergy/sinus category here.

February 2, 2016

Private-label cough-cold brands and Vicks are the big winners when consumers are seeking remedies for their sniffles, coughs and stuffiness online.

February 2, 2016

Omnis Health recently launched a Gestational Diabetes Kit portfolio, representing a unique niche opportunity for retail pharmacy operators that marries a diabetes patient with the market basket of an expecting mom. Drug Store News spoke with Cathy Pereira, Omnis Health EVP global sales and marketing, to discuss that opportunity.

February 2, 2016

The natural beauty category is poised to post some of its strongest growth in years, but confusion remains in just what consumers consider natural and organic.

February 2, 2016

An easy and affordable way for people to take control of their health — that’s the premise driving the expansion and frequent availability of free health screenings at Sam’s Club, according to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP of consumables and health and wellness.

February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

February 2, 2016

It makes sense that the nation’s top retailer would also play host to the largest one-day health fair. But for Walmart, the scale of its first-ever chainwide wellness and screening event — held last October and appropriately dubbed “America’s Biggest Health Fair” — is only part of the story: It’s backed by long-term commitment and big-scale thinking.

February 2, 2016

For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.

January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the oral care and natural/organic cosmetics categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

January 29, 2016
As many as nine CHPA member companies financially supported the foundation for the first time in 2015 and three new companies made an in-kind donation, CHPA shared in a e-newsletter that went out Friday.
January 29, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the pet supplies category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

January 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in the home health care category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 27, 2016

Examples of healthcare innovation today include J&J's work with Wakefern, which focuses on delivering value to the diabetes patient. 

January 26, 2016
The Jan. 19 "Frontline" report on the dangers of supplements is evidence that even as the dietary supplement industry has made significant strides toward cleaning up its image, there may still be some work to do. 
January 22, 2016

Vicks’ average share of first page search results is almost six times that of cough, cold and allergy brand Mucinex, Clavis Insight reported. 

January 20, 2016

The USOC endorsement is expected to drive significant awareness around a category that only has 4% household penetration in the U.S. market.

January 15, 2016

Mondelez International plans to fully transition to using cage-free eggs in the United States and Canada by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. 

January 12, 2016

See results from a new study by ECRM and HellaWella about consumer perceptions around VMS products and how those perceptions shape their shopping behavior. 

January 8, 2016

Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder outlines his predictions about what 2016 will hold for community pharmacy and the healthcare landscape as the consumer’s role in it changes. 

January 6, 2016

Beanitos, creator of the Original Bean Snacks, recently expanded its signature line of bean chips to include a new Hint of Lime variety.

January 6, 2016

Holiday 2015 further illustrated the challenges that mass retailers face in trying to revive the fragrance business. There are bright spots, however.

January 6, 2016

Consumers are blurring the lines between meals and snacks, and are increasingly choosing healthier options.