November 8, 2013

You could call it a who’s who of the industry.

With a record-breaking crowd expected on hand, The Drug Store News Group has assembled an all-star lineup of some of the leading retail merchants and marketers in the industry for its 15th annual Industry Issues conference next month.

November 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble in August launched its Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator — the first and only pregnancy test that also provides an estimate of time since ovulation for women testing pregnant.

November 8, 2013

The buying demographic for pregnancy test kits and ovulation test kits may be skewing older.

November 8, 2013

The U.S. men’s grooming category is expected to see growth through 2017, albeit perhaps at a slower rate than previously predicted due in part to a tapering of new product launches and increased market saturation in such categories as shave.

November 8, 2013

Simplicity plus connectedness equals engagement. That secret recipe is at the heart of Target’s strategy, touching and shaping every aspect of its business, including health care.

November 8, 2013

Spectrum Brands Holdings’ Rayovac battery division recently launched a new line of portable charging products.

November 8, 2013

No one wants clumpy lashes. That’s why Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has created a clump-free zone with its Clump Crusher by Lash-Blast mascara.

November 8, 2013

According to an October 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes, regular visits to the doctor, keeping a strict fitness routine and dieting are perceived to be the most important elements in managing and preventing diabetes.

November 8, 2013

Foundations are increasingly infusing such skin care benefits as anti-aging ingredients and SPF protection, as evidenced by Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation.

November 8, 2013

Creating a home destination center for diabetic patients stocked with products appropriate to their condition —not only including sugar tablets, gels and liquids, but also nutritional supplements, homeopathic products, skin creams and lotions, oral care solutions, pain relief products and hypoglycemic products — has gained in importance thanks to the price pressures associated with competitive bidding in the diabetes space.

November 8, 2013

“If your brand was delisted tomorrow, would anybody care?”

That’s the cold, hard question retailers and manufacturers need to confront. That was a key message Shannon Curtin, Walgreens group VP beauty, personal care and seasonal, had for attendees of a special one-day summit co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group and the Mack Elevation Forum in August.

November 8, 2013

Energizer has made improvements to its Ultimate Lithium and Energizer Recharge AA and AAA batteries.

November 8, 2013

Looking back at the seventh annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, which was held Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in Santa Clara, Calif., at the Santa Clara Convention Center, more than 2,000 health information technology entrepreneurs and thought leaders gathered to forge ahead in leading the healthcare revolution through innovative technologies, policies and collaborative ideas.

November 8, 2013

Bayer’s Contour Next EZ has captured $5.9 million in sales in a little more than one year on shelf, according to IRI.

November 8, 2013

Earlier this year, Walgreens introduced a significant boost to its Steps with Balance Rewards program, enabling users to link wireless activity trackers such as FitBit, Withings and BodyMedia to the aspirational wellness program. Loyalty cardholders who sync with one of these devices get two times the points associated with healthier behaviors — 20 points per mile and 20 points per day for tracking their weight. And each device linked earns 250 points.

That may be the first step toward creating a retail solution with wireless devices sold at the pharmacy that are linked back to the pharmacy on an ongoing basis.

November 8, 2013

Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector by L’Oréal made waves as the first mass-market BB cream to hit the United States.

November 8, 2013

Abbott recently introduced a nutrition shake called Glucerna Advance that is formulated for people with diabetes who are seeking additional nutrition and health benefits.

November 8, 2013

When it comes to lip color, bold is in. Looking to further leverage this trend, Maybelline New York earlier this year expanded its Color Sensational Lipcolor line with the new Vivids collection.

November 8, 2013

It’s called medication synchronization, and the concept is simple enough — shifting patients to a synchronized, easy-to-comply-with, once-a-month prescription refill program so they can pick up all their medications with one visit to the pharmacy each month, instead of multiple trips.

November 8, 2013

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

November 8, 2013

After more than 40 years, Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara continues to be a favorite among beauty insiders and makeup artists.

November 8, 2013

It’s as simple as B-C-D. Multifunctional makeup continues to — and will continue to — drive significant growth in facial cosmetics.

November 8, 2013

Looking to further meet the grooming needs of its male shoppers and further leverage the increased focus on men’s facial skin care, Walgreens debuted earlier this year Boots’ No7 Men+ chain-wide at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide.