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.

March 28, 2016

The fifth edition of this special Rx-Impact report — inserted in headquarter copies of this issue of DSN and delivered to all current members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate — is meant to help educate lawmakers on the important role community pharmacy plays as the face of health care in neighborhoods all across America, helping to lower the cost of health care, improving patient access, advancing the quality of care and ultimately delivering better outcomes.

March 27, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management. 

March 24, 2016

Retailers prowling for growth potential in men’s grooming are directing their focus to skin care.

March 24, 2016

Three new healthcare delivery models are emerging in today’s primary care market that really resonate with retail pharmacy, including models that emphasize convenient care, at-your-service care and digital health, PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in February in a webinar outlining the future of primary health care in the United States.

March 21, 2016

A new venture from industry veteran and former CHPA VP Ted Peterson is looking to work with senior CPG executives to identify business growth opportunities.

March 16, 2016

DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit in December, bringing together a leading panel of executives for an in-depth discussion into how retailers and suppliers can drive more productive partnerships, unlock category growth and ultimately forge more meaningful connections between consumers and their brands.

March 16, 2016

Drug Store News spoke to Generic Pharmaceutical Association's president and CEO Chip Davis about the year ahead for GPhA and what some of the biggest battles for the generic drug industry will be.

March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the men's skin care aisle.

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the batteries category, highlighting advanced and specialty products that are charging up the general merchandise aisle.

March 9, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

March 8, 2016

Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.

March 8, 2016

Hispanic consumers are a significant growth driver behind many dietary supplements, more so than their non-Hispanic counterparts. That may explain why Pharmavite recently introduced its bilingual “Vitamin & Supplement Wellness Wheel” to more than 1,500 locations.

March 8, 2016

Men are more than an afterthought at Nivea.

March 8, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year.

March 8, 2016

This month, DSN published the fifth edition of RxImpact, a special stand-alone report that we produce to help educate lawmakers about the ever-expanding role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system. DSN ensures that every member of the Senate and the House of Representatives — and key House staffers — is hand-delivered a copy of RxImpact. Why? We want them to understand your story.