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.

April 17, 2017

The skin care/facial category saw a 2% growth in sales for the last 12 months compared with the previous year, driven by the cleansers segment, which was up 9% in the food and drug channels.

April 17, 2017

Panelists discussed the largest health-and-wellness challenges retailers are facing, as well as current solutions suppliers are working on to make the industry even better, at the Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable during DSN's Industry Issues Summit.

April 14, 2017

Although 2016 saw the Food and Drug Administration approve only 22 new drugs compared with 45 approvals in 2015 and the lowest tally since 2010, many in the pharmaceutical arena remain optimistic that this year will see a reversal of that trend.

April 14, 2017

Ahold Delhaize entered 2017 as a newly combined global retail powerhouse that is pursuing a range of initiatives to advance pharmacy and health-and-wellness strategies in the United States.

April 14, 2017

Following the 2015 merger of Albertsons and Safeway — both of which had long and distinguished records of providing health-and-wellness services — the combined company is continuing that tradition.

April 14, 2017

Several categories are heating things up in the beauty aisles, especially Korean beauty.

April 14, 2017

Bartell Drugs has an eye on growth and innovation, and a string of initiatives in the works, yet it never loses sight of its deep Northwest roots.

April 14, 2017

Cardinal Health Pharmacy Network stores — part of a larger group of more than 25,000 chain and independent stores supplied by the wholesale distribution and health services giant — have shown repeatedly that they can compete successfully against national chains on their own turf.

April 14, 2017

Costco Wholesale is extending its reach into the market for pharmacy and preventive health services, surging past the 500 mark in total pharmacies operating in the United States and expanding its menu of health screenings, immunizations and clinical-care offerings.

April 14, 2017

CVS continues its health-forward transformation in the wake of its 2014 decision to stop selling tobacco products, and repositioning CVS Pharmacy as a leading health and beauty destination.