May 15, 2014

Assortment packs and minis are two hot candy trends, and Wrigley has tapped both for the new flavor in its successful Starburst Minis line.

May 15, 2014

Retailers have been sweet on the chocolate category, but non-chocolate sales also have been strong. The National Confectioners Association forecasts that while chocolate sales were ahead 4% last year, with $4 billion growth over the next five years, a number of non-chocolate candy segments also had a boost.

May 15, 2014

Nordic Naturals introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids 4 years and older.

May 15, 2014

Focusing on the on-the-go consumer niche, GOJO Industries’ Purell hand sanitizer has helped to bring brand relevance back to what was a commoditized category only a few years ago.

May 15, 2014

Skin care oils. It’s a trend that isn’t showing signs of slowing as women increasingly incorporate them into their beauty regimens, and manufacturers continue to heed the call with new innovations hitting shelves.

May 15, 2014

SheaMoisture has made its foray into the color cosmetics segment with the April launch of its new “A Better Way to Beautiful” collection at Target.

May 15, 2014

Similasan showcases a family of products that address the niche need state of eye relief.

May 15, 2014

South Beach Diet recently unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

May 15, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America is launching a number of treats for Halloween 2014. The Halloween chocolate category exceeded $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2013, with an increase of 6.4% over the previous year, according to Mars.

May 15, 2014

As new wipes for removing makeup and dirt continue to hit the beauty shelves, one company is taking a “swipe” at a different segment. Enter Forever Fresh’s Swipe deodorant wipes.

May 15, 2014

The results of two recent studies support the financial healthcare savings of using supplements.

May 15, 2014

Advanced Vision Research’s TheraTears may be an older brand, but it is a brand that is re-energized and growing.

May 14, 2014

Authentic. Cause-related. Good for you. That’s what many of today’s shoppers — especially the 77 million millennials throughout the country — want in the products they buy, and beauty is no exception. This has given rise to an array of beauty brands that promise to do much more than enhance one’s physical appearance.

May 12, 2014

With half of all patients not taking their medications as prescribed, efforts to engage patients more effectively and boost adherence rates have become critical for pharmacy leaders. Here, we discuss how CVS Caremark is addressing the challenge with William Shrank, M.D. the company’s chief medical officer for provider innovation and analytics.

May 12, 2014

Following her appearance at the 2nd Annual World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence & Enhance Patient Engagement in Philadelphia, Kristi Rudkin, senior director of product development for Walgreens, spoke with DSN about the company’s efforts to boost patients’ adherence rates.

April 21, 2014

This year is bound to be interesting for beauty as the industry is likely to see an increased focus on innovation, blurring of the lines and multi-functionality — a 2014 trend research firm Mintel has coined as “mixologiste.”

April 21, 2014

Women’s love affair with lip color is still going strong as the segment continues to enjoy an upswing in sales and an onslaught of new products.

April 21, 2014

Healthy snacks had tremendous growth in 2013.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens is on a mission to go big in beauty.

April 21, 2014

Women are making a statement — with their eyes.

April 21, 2014

“Why do we always have to be so damn serious; why can’t we have a little fun once in a while?”

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the beauty and personal care category.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the consumables category.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the OTC category.