August 20, 2015

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

August 20, 2015

AmerisoureBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network network announced Thursday that it awarded a total of $12,500 in college scholarships to seven high school seniors aspiring to enter the healthcare industry.

August 20, 2015

Sales of vitamins within U.S. multi-outlets were up 3.2% to $6.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 , according to IRI, with no signs of slowing down. Gummy vitamins continue to trend within the multivitamin space, overall sales of which were up 2% to $1.7 billion.

August 20, 2015

Hallmark has introduced a new greeting card format called Banner Cards.

August 20, 2015

When 26-year-old Tracy Dalton forgot her toothpaste when visiting a friend’s house, she fell in love with her friend’s brand, hello. “I had never seen the brand before, but it just looked so friendly and called out to me,” she said.

August 20, 2015

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

August 20, 2015

DSN reached out to Instantly, an on-demand consumer insights platform that produces the Instantly Shelf Score, to measure consumer perception of three recent OTC product introductions based on purchase intent, product differentiation, desire and value proposition.

August 20, 2015

One more thing. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about — convincing the consumer to put one more thing in their shopping cart.

August 20, 2015

Kao Brands has a philosophy in place, which is well suited to win the loyalty of the upcoming generation of millennials — as well as the consumers that segment influences.

August 20, 2015

Kashi recently introduced Organic Chewy Granola and Seed Bars. Made with a nutritious, plant-based blend of 100% whole grains, fruits, nuts and super seeds, Kashi Organic Chewy Granola and Seed Bars are free of highly refined sweeteners.

August 20, 2015

Kind has added super grain sorghum to its line of Healthy Grains Bars in a new offering: Popped. Sorghum, the sixth super grain in the Healthy Grains line, is popped to offer a super grain twist on two popcorn favorites, Popped Salted Caramel and Popped Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

August 20, 2015

Offline Cosmetics market leader Maybelline bats its eyelashes in the mascara category, with a strong search performace across its large product portfolio. 

August 20, 2015

To reach millennials, Mentholatum aims to be where they are, while also having relevant content in line with their passions.

August 20, 2015

There’s nothing “general” about the emerging market segments, according to Larry Levin, EVP business development at IRI. The catalysts for change are shoppers with a “millennial mindset” — not just those born between 1980 to 2000, but those who are influenced by that group — and the mushrooming ranks of multicultural consumers.

August 20, 2015

One of the latest innovations from the Korean market has been face-shaped, paper sheet masks that hydrate skin and brighten the complexion. Natural skin and hair care brand Yes To has taken to this innovation and created the Yes To Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask infused with vitamin C, witch hazel, grapefruit and aloe leaf juice to help reduce hyperpigmentation, correct skin damage and enhance radiance.

August 20, 2015

Natural Grocers on Thursday announced that it will open its first store in Minnesota, which will feature a nutritional health coach and offer free nutrition education classes to the public, in Minnesota on Sept. 15.

August 20, 2015

Drug Store News recently reached out to Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform that produces the Instantly Shelf Score, to measure consumer perception of three recent beauty product introductions based on purchase intent, product differentiation, desire and value proposition.

August 20, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim earlier this week released new data from its clinical trials for its Phase IIIb OTEMTO 1&2 trials, which indicate that Stiolto Respimat provided provided “clinically meaningful improvements” in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said. 

August 20, 2015

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

August 20, 2015

Since the launch of Nexium 24HR in May of 2014, the brand has generated approximately $300 million, “making it one of the largest and most successful Rx-to-OTC switches,” Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and CEO, recently told analysts.

August 20, 2015

As we closed this issue of Drug Store News, with our massive special report on the New General Market consumer, major news broke that once again underscored how much the world has changed, and how the best brands change with it.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015. 

August 20, 2015

Paris Presents is confident enough in its products to hire spokespeople who talk about competitive makeup brushes. While that might seem risky, it is all about presenting the real story to discerning millennials and other consumers who prowl online product reviews.