August 20, 2015

In this multi-page report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the snack category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the consumables aisle.

August 20, 2015

Consumers want natural products that are good for them, but what exactly is “natural” when it comes to health and beauty products?

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

August 20, 2015

More and more cough-cold retailers are pulling their circular ad placements out of the back-to-school season and focusing their efforts on placement closer to an uptick in cough-cold demand, according to a recent ECRM webcast hosted by Drug Store News titled “Surviving the Cough-Cold Season: A Category Promotion Review.”

August 20, 2015

Cora Slocum, a four-year-old with Down syndrome, will appear in footwear brand Livie & Luca’s back-to-school ads this fall.

August 20, 2015

Being consistent is good, but you need to be consistently great to keep up with today’s New General Market, according to Dave Fox, president and CEO of DenTek Oral Care.

August 20, 2015

Designer Greetings recently launched Around the Corner, a line of die-cut, accordion, tri-fold cards with such special features as tip-ons, stamps, glitter and embossing treatments that give the cards a 3-D look. 

August 20, 2015

“Average telehealth costs are $40 to $50 compared to $136 to $176 for a related in-person visit, while the most common diagnoses made during telehealth visits are sinusitis, cold, flu, pertussis and urinary tract infections,” according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation April 2015 report, “Building a culture of health: The value proposition.”

August 20, 2015

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical announced Thursday that it had entered an agreement to acquire HurryCane’s entire product line.

August 20, 2015

Original online fitness challenge series incentivizes, rewards community pharmacists for setting good health and wellness examples for patients.

August 20, 2015

For this installment of DSN’s Executive Viewpoint series, DSN spoke to Menasha’s Paul Murphy about how Menasha is working to bridge the merchandising strategy gap between pharmacists and front-of-store, which can help improve care.

August 20, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase may not be on today’s top five bestselling cough-cold-allergy-sinus products list, but it won’t be long until the brand breaks through.

August 20, 2015

While the first retail clinics began to enter chronic disease management going back as early as 2010, these efforts have been ramped up considerably in recent years as payers look more aggressively to lower costs and health systems look to drive improved patient outcomes.

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.