August 20, 2014

Greater consumer awareness about sun safety and the harmful effects of soaking up too many rays has helped boost the sun care segment, but experts will no doubt tell you that there remains much room for improvement.

August 20, 2014

Food and drug retailers may need to modify their approaches to get the most from their general merchandise outside of the big fourth-quarter holidays, according to a new whitepaper from the Global Marketing Development Center. The report is the second part of GMDC’s “Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping” series.

August 20, 2014

Coty’s Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil is enjoying strong double-digit growth — 24% to be exact, according to IRI’s latest data — as beauty mavens continue to embrace the bold brow trend.

August 20, 2014

Bold brows are hot, hot, hot.

The trend toward a defined eye continues to fuel sales of eye makeup and that is especially the case for brows, as sales are on the rise in both the mass market and prestige channels.

August 20, 2014

While nobody thought 2013-14 cough-cold sales would reach as high in comparison to the year before, no one expected the season to come down as much as it did.

August 20, 2014

The entire external analgesic category is up 6.7%, reaching a base of $486.9 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended June 15, according to IRI data. And Salonpas, with a 10.9% dollar share, is helping to drive that growth with positive sales gains of 28.7% to $52.9 million.

August 20, 2014

Sales of sleep aids is still on the rise, driven primarily by private-label across both tablets and liquid formats.

August 20, 2014

Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to revolutionize the at-home gel manicure segment with its new Miracle Gel.

August 20, 2014

More men may be embracing facial hair, but that hasn’t shaken Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand.

August 20, 2014

Merck Consumer Care’s Oxytrol for Women brings women with overactive bladder concerns to the self-care aisle for the first time.

August 20, 2014

“Fusing” together gel and nail polish — literally — is SensatioNail Fuse, which was launched earlier this year by Pacific World.

August 20, 2014

Pharmavite’s VitaMelts brand has been a popular introduction to the category, with $9.4 million in sales, up 184.3%, for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 20, 2014

SheaMoisture has expanded its portfolio with the new Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Mommy Collection.

August 20, 2014

Looking to further grow the lash category through consumer education and ease of shopping in store, Eylure lashes has rolled out new packaging.

August 20, 2014

Acne. For many people, especially younger consumers, it is a four-letter word that can wreak havoc on their self-esteem and is a source of much frustration as they search for the best treatment that will once and for all blast those blemishes.

August 20, 2014

SkinnyPop Popcorn’s four-SKU line has reaped the benefits of consumers’ desire for guilt-free salty snacks. 

August 20, 2014

Meda Consumer Healthcare’s MidNite for Menopause last year was honored as one of Parade magazine’s top new products of the year.

August 20, 2014

In 1992, Softlips launched its first lip balm targeting women with its unique slim stick packaging, and now the brand is thinking outside of the “tube” with its new Softlips Cubes.

August 20, 2014

iHealth Lab recently launched its iHealth Align, one of the world’s smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood-glucose monitors.

August 20, 2014

Pfizer successfully switched Nexium to over-the-counter in late May, and with that brought a $6 billion book of prescription business to antacid aisles, according to IMS Health data compiled over 2012.

August 20, 2014

Adult incontinence market leader Kimberly Clark continues to innovate with the recent launch of the thin and absorbent Poise Microliners, featuring super absorbent material (SAM).

August 20, 2014

Sales of all vitamins are up slightly by 0.9% to $6.4 billion, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

August 20, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals recently launched 8-oz. bottles of its liquid pain reliever, VanaPain, which includes 16 servings of its daytime pain reliever and eight servings of its nighttime pain reliever.

August 20, 2014

It is no secret that oral care is a highly saturated market that benefits from consumers’ regular usage of oral care products as part of their daily grooming routine, but those products that promise to whiten smiles continue to stand out from the pack.