September 22, 2016

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, matching the average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research for earnings of 3 cents per share.

September 9, 2016

Total sales for the quarter increased 4% to $26.6 billion, while total sales excluding fuel increased 7.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.

September 8, 2016

Walgreens continues to believe that the acquisition will close in the second half of calendar 2016, the company added.

September 7, 2016

Consumers are becoming more aware that keeping the mouth and teeth clean is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Overall, sales of oral care products at multi-outlets rose by 2% or more for the 52-week period ended July 20, according to IRI.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothpastes category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

September 7, 2016

Bayer Consumer’s Dr Scholl’s, which generated $291.9 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended June 4, according to Nielsen data as provided by Implus, still dominates the foot care category, while store brands gained 7.4% in that time frame to $65.6 million, and Implus gained 47.5% with the Airplus brand to $40.7 million.

September 7, 2016

Quest Products is looking to break onto the external analgesic scene with CopperFixx, a balm that combines the analgesic properties associated with copper and arnica. Other brands continuing to lead the way were Blue Emu ($28.6 million, up 20.1%), Australian Dream ($23.1 million, up 20.7%) and Boiron’s Arincare ($19.1 million, up 19.7%).

September 7, 2016

Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR is the clear leader in the digestive aisle. However, in March 2017, store-brand versions of Nexium 24HR will be available. Perrigo has already secured a tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its OTC Nexium 24HR generic equivalent.

September 7, 2016

The allergy space will continue to heat up significantly in 2017 as marketers pollinate the airwaves with advertisements promoting their latest brand introductions

August 30, 2016

Fred's new CEO Mike Bloom pledged new initiatives will launch in the back half of 2016 that will help set the stage to combat growth headwinds.

August 18, 2016

Overall, Walmart realized a 0.5% increase in second-quarter sales to $120.9 billion.

August 17, 2016

Target Corp. on Wednesday reported second quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations, but the discounter lowered its guidance for the full year amid declining sales and what it called a “difficult retail environment.”

August 8, 2016

Walmart Stores announced it will acquire retail start-up — and would-be Amazon rival — for approximately $3 billion in cash.

August 3, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy spending, telehealth, generics and technology, in this multi-page report.

August 2, 2016

Bausch + Lomb introduced a new and improved PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + Multivitamin, one of the better selling vitamins on the shelf with $135.1 million in sales on 19.6% growth across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 2, 2016

Sales of OTC medicines continue on a steady pace with dollar volumes up half a billion dollars over the first half of 2016, according to data culled from IRI.

August 2, 2016

For the full year, revenue for Cardinal Health's Pharmaceutical segment increased 20% to $109.1 billion, and segment profit increased 19% to $2.5 billion.

August 2, 2016

Based on second-quarter performance, CVS Health is raising and narrowing its Adjusted EPS guidance and also raising its free cash flow guidance for 2016.

August 2, 2016

GSK Consumer Healthcare’s Flonase allergy remedy was the single greatest generator of incremental dollars for the 52 weeks ended May 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI data, with $345.2 million in sales on 209.9% growth.

August 2, 2016

More vitamins, minerals and supplements were sold online so far in 2016 than have been sold through a Walmart store, TABS Analytics reported earlier this year.

August 2, 2016

According to an AARP survey of 1,480 Americans ages 50 years and older, 82% said good nutrition was either very or extremely important to their overall health.

July 6, 2016

Comparable front-end sales flat, but Walgreens in process of updating its beauty sector, with a rollout to more than 1,800 stores expected by the end of calendar 2016.

July 5, 2016

For the quarter, the company saw revenues of $723.6 million — a 1.6% rise over the same quarter last year that it attributes to overall market growth and the expansion of its franchised store network.

June 16, 2016

Kroger's total sales increased 4.7% to $34.6 billion in the first quarter compared to $33.1 billion for the same period last year.