June 12, 2017

From large-scale, high-volume processors to “cobots’’ that require a minimal amount of countertop space, a new generation of dispensing tools is allowing pharmacies to shift more of the workload to technicians and central-fill sites.

June 12, 2017

Sundial not only has made an impact on how retailers merchandise their stores and what they buy for their shelves, but the company’s efforts go well beyond the four walls of a store, investing in the communities from which it sources its raw materials.

June 12, 2017

Method’s strategy starts with building an authentic culture and delivering on product offerings that look good and work well

June 12, 2017

In PrescribeWellness’ 2017 Vaccination and Preventive Care Study, 55% of survey respondents said they prefer their pharmacy to their physician’s office as the place to get vaccinated.

June 12, 2017

Companies that begin with a mission have even more potential to endure and build loyalty among consumers.

June 12, 2017

Protein bars have been flying off the shelves in mass outlets lately. One reason for the increase is the multitude of consumer segments now shopping the category.

June 12, 2017

What can retailers do to create a better proposition for the New General Market? Where are the opportunities? How can retailers and brands work together to cultivate New General Market consumers and foster their success? These were the key questions executives at the third annual New General Market Summit faced in a series of vendor panel discussions.

June 12, 2017

The combined one- and two-letter vitamins and vitamin, herbal and mineral supplement categories saw an all outlet (total U.S.) growth of 3% for the last 12 months versus the year-ago period, yet the food channel delivered gains of 4% while the drug channel lagged at 2%.

June 12, 2017

Americans want to be healthier, and they want healthier-for-you products in the self-care aisles to get them there.

June 12, 2017

The Makeup Show NYC in May spotlighted trends that are fueling social media, driving sales and shaping product development.

June 12, 2017

The growth trends in sales of vitamins and supplements in specialty channels, ranging from natural grocers to gourmet wellness stores, are great harbingers of what might soon be best-selling categories within mass outlets.

June 9, 2017

Industry leaders talk soulful brands, doing good and operating with purpose at the third annual New General Market Summit. In this special report, DSN highlights the big ideas and best practices that emerged from the event.

June 8, 2017

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder discusses the importance of purpose to the New General Market consumer, and how it unites the brands connecting most with their customers. 

May 18, 2017

Hamacher Resource Group’s New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of new products, evaluated a whopping 2,685 health, beauty and wellness items in 2016. The top 40 are listed in this special report.

May 18, 2017

Coming from a diverse neighborhood gave her ‘street smarts,’ but Rite Aid’s head of pharmacy tells Drug Store News her most important leadership lessons came from two pillars of the Philadelphia community — her mom and dad.

May 17, 2017

Sales of artificial eyelashes packaged with adhesives rose 31% to $157 million, according to IRI data for multi-outlet retailers for the 52-week period ended March 19. Eyelash adhesives kicked in another $30 million and showed growth of 24%.

May 17, 2017

Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.

May 17, 2017

The Journal of the American Geriatric Society has projected that the cost for the first year of hearing loss treatment in older adults will reach $51 billion nationwide by 2030.

May 17, 2017

As more Americans wrestle with the cost of their health care, they continue to gravitate toward better lifestyle choices, which means niche products that were at one time only purchased by body builders and serious athletes have become appealing to the mainstream consumer.

May 17, 2017

New product activity in styling aids and treatments could put a positive jolt into the hair care category.

May 17, 2017

It’s hard to argue against making sure every American has basic health insurance. The reality is that Americans have been paying through the nose for years to cover the costs of the uninsured that go without routine, basic care only to wind up later in the emergency room, or on the operating table.

May 17, 2017

Recent research from 210 Analytics found that three-quarters of people see candy as a little indulgence and reward, and 74% said candy can be enjoyed in moderation.

April 22, 2017

Potential trumps experience, lessons from London and why mistakes are really investments in success — Walgreens’ president of pharmacy and retail ops tees it up with DSN.

April 18, 2017

One of the biggest trends in food and beverage in the past several years has been in better-for-you offerings — something that’s expected to continue to influence new products as consumers remain focused on what’s in their favorite snacks and beverages.