October 15, 2014

Prestige Brands’ FiberChoice got a makeover in August, courtesy of design firm Little Big Brands. 

October 15, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline launched Tums Chewy Delights, bringing to the iconic antacid brand a gummy delivery format. 

October 15, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, in July debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods for either products still in the concept phase or products that are on store shelves.

October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

Despite an economic improvement, consumer optimism still leaves something to be desired, and wallets remain close to the vest. This has impacted the often-pricey shave segment, but manufacturers are eagerly turning to value and innovation to spur growth.

October 15, 2014

Procter & Gamble earlier this year added some heft to its Metamucil brand with a pair of line extensions that create a linear brand block.

October 15, 2014

 Just when you thought the shave segment had seen it all, Procter & Gamble’s Gillette made waves earlier this year when it launched its new Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall technology.

October 15, 2014

The adoption of personal medical devices and healthcare kiosks that capture consumer health data — like blood pressure and glucose — coupled with data points with a patient’s health record at the pharmacy represents a significant opportunity to enhance disease state management programs.

October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

Somersets, a line of shaving and skin care products, is known for its signature bullet-shaped packaging for its shaving oil.

October 15, 2014

As the Food and Drug Administration begins to explore ways to improve its user-fee program for generic drugs, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its members have weighed in with suggestions on how to shore up the law to ensure that it helps bring generics to market faster and provides benefits across the entire healthcare system.

October 15, 2014

SpiderTech is one of the more recent companies to announce the launch of a kinesiology tape at retail. 

October 15, 2014

How does Dollar General maintain a consistent quality presentation and high standards for product display, merchandising execution, customer service and store appearance across thousands of locations throughout the United States?

 
October 15, 2014

The big story in the digestives space is the switch and launch in May of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. In a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf, the brand has generated $53.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10, according to IRI. 

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 15, 2014

Today’s budget-conscious consumer seems to be having an impact on the shaving cream segment as private label enjoys robust double-digit growth, and overall category sales fail to impress.

October 15, 2014

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, if the name applies to a biosimilar medicine.

October 10, 2014

Walmart began testing Walmart Pickup – Grocery, a new same-day pickup concept, on Sept. 29. The retailer continues to explore new ways to make shopping faster and more convenient by integrating its digital and physical assets.

September 16, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting.

September 16, 2014

With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at the NACDS Total Store Expo “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” Insight Session in late August. So, too, is the opportunity to drive new business to the pharmacy through point-of-care testing services.

September 15, 2014

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

September 15, 2014

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. 

September 15, 2014

The external analgesic ingredient arnica and baby care are two categories that are moving the needle across the homeopathic landscape. 

September 15, 2014

Top Dog Direct is putting a lot of muscle behind its BeActive Brace. The brace, developed by a physical therapist, relieves tension up the sciatic nerve by providing firm trigger point acupressure from a patented pressure pad to the calf muscle.