May 10, 2016

Mark your calendars, because on Aug. 5 the world will be tuning into coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and shortly thereafter millions of weekend warriors and fantasy athletes will be looking on drug store shelves for the latest kinesiology tape or copper compression wraps.

May 10, 2016

When I started covering this business about 20 years ago, there was a lot of attention around channel blurring. Today, convenience is however the consumer defines it.

April 15, 2016

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 14, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the lip, brow, nail and hair categories, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

April 14, 2016

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of specialty pharmacy, orphan drugs and biosimilars, in this multi-page report.

 

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

April 13, 2016

It is 11 a.m. on a Thursday at the new NYX store in Willowbrook Mall in N.J., and already shoppers are congregating near the expansive lip collection. Called The Lip Bar, the fixture sports almost 700 colors.

April 13, 2016

Biologic medications — nine of which were among the Food and Drug Administration’s approvals in 2015 — constitute a big portion of the specialty market.

April 13, 2016

After 13 years with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Ted Peterson recently retired as VP of CHPA to start a new company. DSN asked some of his colleagues and counterparts about the impact he has had on the business.

April 13, 2016

IRI recently began tracking sales of TENS devices as part of its first-aid accessories grouping.

April 13, 2016

Retailers are enthused about the caliber of hair care launches hitting shelves — including Garnier’s Whole Blends and TRESemmé’s new Beauty Full Volume.

April 13, 2016

Former CHPA VP Ted Peterson opens trade relations with firm CPG Linkages.

April 13, 2016

It’s another year, and another February launch of a nasal corticosteroid has hit drug store shelves — McNeil Consumer’s Rhinocort will be looking to make some headway in one of the fastest-growing categories across the front-end

April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 13, 2016

In the last two years, the FDA has broken its record for the approval of orphan drugs to treat diseases that affect 200,000 or fewer people.

April 13, 2016

Adult incontinence — also called by the more consumer-friendly category monikers of overactive bladder or bladder control — is one of the larger categories within OTC that’s growing at an almost double-digit rate.

April 13, 2016

Perhaps women are fatiguing of gels, or just want instant access to the coffin-shaped nails made popular by celebrities. Whatever the reason, retailers are seeing a spike in sales of artificial nails.

April 13, 2016

Meal replacement bars represent strong growth opportunity within the OTC aisles.

April 13, 2016

Eyebrow makeup sales rocketed 50% for the most recent 52-week period, according to IRI. What’s behind the wildfire growth is a movement for dramatic, yet tamed brows, ignited by celebs sporting the “eye brows on fleek” revolution.

April 13, 2016

In this issue, Drug Store News previews its DSN 2016 Yearbook, featuring our annual PoweRx company profiles. The full report will be available this summer with exclusive company rankings and profiles of every company in our Top 50. Two strong examples are Ritzman Pharmacy and Benzer Pharmacy — two small chains that are big on innovation and growing their businesses in unique ways.

April 13, 2016

It’s no secret that the category of drugs drawing the most attention — and money — in recent years has been specialty pharmacy.

April 13, 2016

The regular shampoo category had mediocre growth of 0.89% during the 12-month period ended February 2016, with Unilever and Procter & Gamble holding significant market share.

March 29, 2016

The recent legal skirmish between Gillette and Dollar Shave Club underscores just how important the shave category is to drug store retailers — it is behemoth with sales exceeding $3.5 billion.

March 28, 2016

In this OTC Megatrend Report, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading over-the-counter company executives to discuss the many opportunities to drive growth, build the market basket and drive more shoppers to the OTC aisle; and senior editor Michael Johnsen discusses disruptive technology that, both on and off the shelf, favors more sales in the OTC sector. Download the report to read more.