October 17, 2016

Brands offering natural and organic skin and hair care products have expanded, and consumers have more knowledge and choices when it comes to natural beauty than ever before.

October 17, 2016

In this report, DSN examines what's trending now in the natural and organic beauty category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisles.

October 17, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim is looking to spark some excitement across the antacids aisle with the launch of its Duo Fusion combination antacid, which couples a fast-acting heartburn remedy with an H2 blocker to provide both immediate and longer-lasting relief from heartburn.

October 17, 2016

Earth Mama Angel Baby has introduced two new gift bags — one for new moms going back to work and one to help create a nighttime routine to help encourage baby sleep.

October 17, 2016

In the slightly less than one year since CVS Health acquired all of Target’s 1,669 pharmacies and 79 retail clinics, the company has completed the process of turning them into CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations. As ambitious as those numbers may sound, now comes the even tougher job — making patients in those stores aware of the health services they can now access at their local CVS Pharmacy in Target.

October 17, 2016

This isn’t your parents’ private-label business any more. To be sure, the rules of the store brand game have changed over the years — price matters, but it certainly isn’t the only factor driving the growing consumer interest in private label that exists today. CVS has upped its game in private label over the last several years, with store brand penetration up from about 17% in 2010 to more than 22% today.

October 17, 2016

Specialty medicines made up 36% of all drug spend for the year ended May 2016, according to IMS Health data.

October 17, 2016

Who’s leading the retail health revolution? One of the chief innovators in the transformation of U.S. health care is surely CVS Health.

October 17, 2016

Digital engagement is an integral part of CVS Health’s growth strategy, and for good reason. The digital customer at CVS spends 4.5 times more and engages with the CVS brand six times more than non-digital customers do.

October 17, 2016

Natural beauty brand Éclair Naturals is leveraging the popularity of the latest bath craze with its popular and fun Fizzy Bath Cupcakes, which are soy free, non-GMO verified, cruelty-free and vegan.

October 17, 2016

The health-beauty connection is a driving force for CVS Health as it continues rolling out its new “Elevate Beauty” concept, which is now in about 2,000 of its stores.

October 17, 2016

The ExtraCare loyalty program has grown to become CVS Health’s crown jewel. In 2015, the program — now in its 15th year — helped drive nearly $4 billion in savings for its roughly 70 million active cardholders. More important, it has emerged as the key engine driving CVS Health’s personalization efforts — a critical component of the company’s five-pillar strategy to reenergize its front-end business.

October 17, 2016

Harry’s inked a deal to sell through Target, complete with an inline presentation and an endcap decked out with a huge Harry’s signature razor.

October 17, 2016

Winning with U.S. Hispanics is the solution to accelerating sales growth. Univision partnered with Nielsen to study the Hispanic Healthcare Journey and uncover differences and similarities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic attitudes and behaviors.

October 17, 2016

The drug store industry said goodbye to two icons of the business in September. Charles R. “Cork” Walgreen III, 80, former president, CEO, chairman of the board and chairman emeritus of the company that bears his family’s name, and David Bloom, 76, the former, long-time CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, passed away last month.

October 17, 2016

About 20 years ago, I took a job as senior editor for Drug Store News. My first beat assignment was the OTC business and about a dozen retail companies, including CVS Pharmacy. Back then, CVS had just won the right to buy Revco, and it was making regular headlines as it completed the biggest integration of stores and systems in the history of the retail pharmacy business. You could say I’ve seen a lot of change in that time.

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.