October 17, 2016

Two years ago, CVS Pharmacy made the bold decision to walk away from tobacco. It was the right move for a lot of reasons, but the fact remained: There was a $2 billion sales hole that needed to be plugged.

October 17, 2016

The next big Rx-to-OTC switch opportunity in 2017 could be migraine treatments, as migraine already is a growing category within OTC pain relief, impacting as many as 37 million Americans.

October 17, 2016

It’s the millennial shopper who’s driving much of the 10.3% growth across external analgesics.

October 17, 2016

Many brands, both indie and mainstream, are rethinking their strategies when it comes to beauty products aimed at multicultural consumers.

October 17, 2016

Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 47,055 people dying in 2014 as a result of lethal drug overdoses — 18,893 of which were related to prescription pain relievers. One of the critical first lines of defense, the drug naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdose. But until recently it could only be accessed by prescription.

October 17, 2016

Cirrus Healthcare will be launching the clinically designed earplugs MigraineX, along with an app that tracks shifts in barometric pressure, a known trigger of migraines.

October 17, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesic and digestive aisles, highlighting products that are transforming OTC, in this multi-page report.

October 17, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and MarketTrack to create this exclusive report highlighting market performance of major manufacturers in pain treatments — internal and external analgesic categories.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back. In this special report, DSN examines hot trends with in-depth analysis of sales activity in men’s grooming.

October 17, 2016

In the two years since it pulled the plug on tobacco, CVS Health has literally doubled down on health. In this exclusive special report, DSN examines the work the company is doing across the organization to ensure that bet pays off.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 17, 2016

Unilever’s $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave Club was an eye-opening deal, representing growth in a different market.

October 17, 2016

CVS Health rocked the industry in 2014 when it removed cigarettes and tobacco from its pharmacy shelves in an effort to promote health and reduce chronic illnesses associated with tobacco-use. Now, the retailer is taking yet another stance against tobacco-use with a hefty $50 million initiative to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation.

September 7, 2016

At Abbott Nutrition, “it all starts with consumer empathy,” the company’s director of insights, innovation and brand strategy, Surya Menon, told attendees at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Successfully offering consumer-centric health care requires a multi-pronged approach that meets the needs of a wide variety of customer groups, Aetna senior director of consumer initiatives Christina Speck stressed at the recent Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

Consumers are becoming more aware that keeping the mouth and teeth clean is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Overall, sales of oral care products at multi-outlets rose by 2% or more for the 52-week period ended July 20, according to IRI.

September 7, 2016

As health insurers continue to work closer with retailers to improve access to patient care, UnitedHealthcare is among a handful of companies at the forefront of this increasingly collaborative approach.

September 7, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now overall in oral care, as well as in-depth sales activity in the toothpastes category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

September 7, 2016

The keys to providing an omnichannel experience are being able to provide customers with consistency and a clear value, according to Procter & Gamble’s associate director of brand marketing for personal health care, Phil McWaters, at the Retail Health Summit in June.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

September 7, 2016

Despite the instant satisfaction of texts or social media messages, consumers are still demanding paper greeting cards, and they are craving more unique and luxurious cards than ever before. According to the Greeting Card Association, cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new technologies are at the top of consumers’ wish lists.

September 7, 2016

“The data says the consumer engages in store at a rate of 73%. They’re engaging and thinking and processing information right there at the shelf,” said Mack Elevation Forum founder and managing director Dan Mack, setting the table for a panel discussion among leading consumer health executives at the Retail Health Summit.

September 7, 2016

With more than 37% of Americans diagnosed as prediabetic, the current market for diabetes management and monitoring is really just the tip of the iceberg. According to Medline chief marketing officer Stu Schneider, it’s time for retailers and consumer health companies to start looking at the current diabetes care market like an iceberg.

September 7, 2016

Retailers take note: As health-and-wellness consumers, Americans need you now more than ever. That was the message from health economist and futurist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn at a seminar on retail health care, the aging population and new trends impacting health delivery.