June 21, 2012

Could cough-cold category managers be a victim of their own success? Could the reason that not nearly as many consumers came down with some sort of upper respiratory illness this past season be credited to a build-up in cough-cold prevention products?


June 21, 2012

“This tomato sucks.”
 A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


June 21, 2012

Currently there are two overarching legislative issues that either threaten to place greater restrictions on certain over-the-counter medicines or fail to restore access to an OTC benefit that once played a significant role in helping develop interest in the flexible spending account plans available today.


June 21, 2012

Drug Store News recently spoke with Greenwood Group president Pat O’Leary about the challenges small- and mid-tier companies face in the mass market.


June 21, 2012

Pacific World is a provider of nail care products and beauty accessories and sells its products in more than 85,000 doors in more than 80 countries. Joel Carden, EVP of Pacific World, recently talked with Drug Store News about what has led to the global beauty company’s success and how it continues to achieve growth through retailer partnerships, innovation and mergers.


June 21, 2012

Mars Chocolate in May showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets and Snacks Show.

June 21, 2012

Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

June 21, 2012

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is partnering with Clairol Natural Instincts as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador.

June 21, 2012

Retailers remain bullish on the As Seen On TV category. “Almost every As Seen On TV product outperforms other product categories in drug stores,” said AJ Khubani, CEO of TeleBrands.

June 21, 2012

RxAlly has created a new campaign that is designed to support the Million Hearts initiative.

June 21, 2012

How is it that some companies seem to thrive in an environment of uncertainty — even chaos — while most others fail?

June 21, 2012

American consumers still are spending on their pets. The American Pet Products Association estimated that consumers will spend nearly $53 billion on their pets this year, an increase of nearly 4% over 2011 spending.


June 21, 2012

Specialty and biologically engineered medicines have been a boon to millions of Americans with life-threatening and life-altering conditions. But their lofty prices are squeezing patients and payers and spawning a growing legislative backlash that threatens insurers and employer-based health plans.

June 21, 2012



It may be more than just coincidence that Walgreens has decided to really blow the doors off of retail pharmacy in the same city that screams horsepower every year over Memorial Day weekend.

June 21, 2012

A new study conducted by Denmark researchers revealed that low to moderate alcohol consumption during the early stages of pregnancy may not be as dangerous as previously thought.

June 21, 2012

With more than half of U.S. online shoppers buying beauty and personal care products online, beauty brands and retailers must embrace multichannel marketing in order to succeed and reach consumers where they are, according to a new study by A.T. Kearney and its Global Consumer Institute.


June 21, 2012

Medication adherence rates are higher among patients who receive text message prescription reminders than among those who don’t, according to a new study.

June 21, 2012

Eye care supplements have become a big growth driver within eye care sets, and for good reason — baby boomers aren’t getting any younger and they plan to see their great grandkids play in the sandbox someday, so eye health is paramount. 


June 21, 2012

Whether women are sporting poker-straight hair, rocking sexy beach waves or perfecting soft, elegant curls, it typically requires several styling products to achieve the look and lock it in place.

June 21, 2012

Sales of hand and body lotions have been lackluster in the mass market, but manufacturers are looking to jazz up the segment through innovative formulas that go beyond simply hydrating dry skin.


June 21, 2012

Being overweight and obesity during adolescence are associated with a disproportionately higher risk for cardiovascular disease risk factors, especially prediabetes and diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.


June 21, 2012

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization.

June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.