March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the men's skin care aisle.

March 9, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the batteries category, highlighting advanced and specialty products that are charging up the general merchandise aisle.

March 9, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

March 8, 2016

Battery sales are suffering in the drug store channel, with channel sales dipping nearly 3% for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 27, 2015, according to IRI data. But, there are growth opportunities in the category in the advanced alkaline, hearing aid and specialty batteries segments.

March 8, 2016

Hispanic consumers are a significant growth driver behind many dietary supplements, more so than their non-Hispanic counterparts. That may explain why Pharmavite recently introduced its bilingual “Vitamin & Supplement Wellness Wheel” to more than 1,500 locations.

March 8, 2016

Men are more than an afterthought at Nivea.

March 8, 2016

Like a powerful tide that gradually eats away at the foundations of a once-impregnable sea wall, the booming market for generic drugs advances and recedes with the rise and fall in the number of branded drug patent expirations each year.

March 8, 2016

This month, DSN published the fifth edition of RxImpact, a special stand-alone report that we produce to help educate lawmakers about the ever-expanding role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system. DSN ensures that every member of the Senate and the House of Representatives — and key House staffers — is hand-delivered a copy of RxImpact. Why? We want them to understand your story.

March 8, 2016

As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.

March 8, 2016

It is estimated that 80% of the male population between the ages of 18 and 34 years old currently sport a look with facial hair.

March 8, 2016

Even though many cutting-edge marketers have for years successfully infused a Hispanic flavor into their overall marketing mix, the overall marketplace has yet to maximize the reach into this community relative to the overall buying power they wield.

March 8, 2016

This year’s Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2016 Annual Executive Conference is focused on disruption, exploring how disruption across every facet of the marketplace is impacting the business of nonprescription medicines and how CHPA members can not only survive in a marketplace where disruption is commonplace, but thrive.

March 8, 2016

Energizer Recharge, the first rechargeable AA and AAA batteries made with 4% recycled  battery material, provide consumers with long-lasting power that can be recharged hundreds of times and reduce the impact on the planet.

March 8, 2016

DSN takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.

February 4, 2016

The beauty category at retail drug stores has been turning more toward sampling with kiosks, apps, events and beauty advisers. Drug Store News recently spoke with Joann Marks, founder and CEO of the 25-year-old company Cosmetic Promotions, to discuss beauty sampling and experiential marketing.

February 2, 2016

The oral care category remains a wide-open source of revenue for drug stores.

February 2, 2016

How does a big-box warehouse club operator generate awareness of its health services when its pharmacies are dwarfed by a vast array of electronics, case-pack groceries, apparel and general merchandise? Work with what you’ve got by tapping into the massive stream of customer traffic flooding the stores, and by highlighting your health-and-wellness offerings through pharmacist-provided counseling, preventive-health services and free health screening events.

February 2, 2016

With more than 9,500 retail pharmacies (including 1, 672 Target pharmacies acquired in mid-December) and more than 1,100 retail clinics, CVS Health has leveraged its scale and market penetration to become a prime community health resource nationwide.
 

February 2, 2016

Recognizing the needs of consumers who have sensitive gums, DenTek Oral Care has introduced Comfort Clean Floss Picks.

February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

For years, community pharmacy has presented itself as one of the best solutions out there for the ills plaguing the nation’s overstretched and over-costly healthcare system. And few things drive that message home as effectively as the rapid growth of in-store health fairs and disease screening events at drug store, supermarket and mass merchandise pharmacies nationwide.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

While sales of pet supplements have flattened over the last few years, market research firm Packaged Facts estimates that the segment will grow to exceed $697 million in sales by 2019 due to rising obesity rates among pets and an aging pet population.