May 10, 2016

Hisamitsu America recently launched a new Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch.

May 10, 2016

As shoppers look for healthier alternatives to traditional soft drinks, the U.S. bottled water category is reaching new heights, according to Mintel. New data revealed that sales of bottled water increased 6.4% to more than $15 billion in 2015.

May 10, 2016

Jelly Belly brought its reputation for delicious flavors and high quality to the organic snack category with the launch of Organic Jelly Beans in 10 assorted fruit flavors and five sour flavors, as well as Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks. Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks now are available in bags with a mix of six fruit flavors.

May 10, 2016

Heading into this year's summer Olympics, KT Tape will provide products and support for athletes, coaches and trainers at premier events and competitions, including U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

May 10, 2016

After a hiccup in the iron supplement production chain last year, iron is looking solid for a resurgence in sales.

May 10, 2016

Niche products like external analgesics, both creams and patches, continue to represent significant incremental value to the overall pain-relieving category. According to the latest IRI figures, sales of external analgesics were up 8.6%.

May 10, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the aromatherapy, first aid, iron, external analgesics, wearables and sports tape categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

May 10, 2016

Eyelashes and artificial nails are growing, and that isn’t wasted on PDC Brands, which last month scooped up the United Kingdom’s Original Additions.

May 10, 2016

More and more, retail pharmacy is playing a critical role in the transition of care from hospital to home, as outlined in a “Transitions in Care” special report published by Drug Store News last fall.

May 10, 2016

Piping Rock Health Products is taking advantage of what is fast becoming a piping hot aromatherapy line with a recently announced expansion that adds 15 new products.

May 10, 2016

NeuroMetrix is aiming its wearable pain relief device Quell at a customer it believes is underserved. “...There's this large population of Americans suffering from chronic disease, and current devices aren’t addressing what their needs are,” said SVP and general manager of consumer health Frank McGillin.

May 10, 2016

The bath category is once again bubbling at drug stores thanks to several trends with natural, multitasking and therapeutic products.

May 10, 2016

Sparkling Ice has rolled out Sparkling Ice essence of sparkling water. The new collection is free of sweeteners, contains zero calories, has no artificial colors or preservatives, and delivers an “essence” of natural flavors.

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.