April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 13, 2016

In the last two years, the FDA has broken its record for the approval of orphan drugs to treat diseases that affect 200,000 or fewer people.

April 13, 2016

Adult incontinence — also called by the more consumer-friendly category monikers of overactive bladder or bladder control — is one of the larger categories within OTC that’s growing at an almost double-digit rate.

April 13, 2016
Publix president Todd Jones, CFO David Phillips and retired Deloitte executive Jessica Blume were elected to the board of the $32.4 billion retailer.
April 13, 2016

There was once a time when “Made in China” was not part of the U.S. experience, but that changed in the 1980s. No longer was our Chinese connection limited to fortune cookies and take-out.

April 13, 2016

Meal replacement bars represent strong growth opportunity within the OTC aisles.

April 13, 2016

In this issue, Drug Store News previews its DSN 2016 Yearbook, featuring our annual PoweRx company profiles. The full report will be available this summer with exclusive company rankings and profiles of every company in our Top 50. Two strong examples are Ritzman Pharmacy and Benzer Pharmacy — two small chains that are big on innovation and growing their businesses in unique ways.

April 13, 2016

It’s no secret that the category of drugs drawing the most attention — and money — in recent years has been specialty pharmacy.

April 13, 2016

The regular shampoo category had mediocre growth of 0.89% during the 12-month period ended February 2016, with Unilever and Procter & Gamble holding significant market share.

April 13, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreens, have paid a dividend in 334 straight quarters (more than 83 years) and have raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.

April 12, 2016

A new report from Accenture is shedding light on a new focus on the part of pharmaceutical companies: investing in patient-centered capabilities and services.

April 12, 2016

NEW YORK -- Ten-second mobile video ads have greater brand appeal and persuasion potential for millennial audiences, according to a report in Adweek. The magazine says a study conducted by IAB in partnership with Millward Brown Digital and Tremor Video found that brands running 10-second mobile video ads have greater appeal and persuasion potential with younger audiences. However, a slightly longer, 30-second spot did better with those between the ages of 35 and 54. (Adweek)

April 12, 2016

One of the most popular household brands in America is targeting cat owners who want cleaner smelling home.

April 12, 2016

The new members include JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., Nature’s Way Brands, Pharmore Ingredients, Vit-Best Nutrition and associate members Genysis Labs, JP Tech Insurance Services, MBui Consulting and Ragold.

April 12, 2016

A leading kids' snack brand is launching an effort to support school-based healthy eating and physical activity programs, just in time for Every Kid Healthy Week.

April 12, 2016

The investment includes construction projects for approximately 50 new stores and 150 renovations to existing stores, increased e-commerce expansion and IT infrastructure and supply chain projects.

April 12, 2016

The new sports nutrition bar was eveloped by celebrity fitness and metabolic weight loss expert Lisa Lynn, Martha Stewart's personal trainer for 13 years and a regular guest on "The Dr. Oz Show."

April 12, 2016

The company said it uses web-based pharmacy benefit system MERLIN, which has 16 integrated modules that can aid in personalizing service for each client.

April 12, 2016

Kotex and Poise are kicking off an unprecedented partnership with HelloFlo, an e-commerce company focused on providing products, content and services for women and girls through every life stage.

April 12, 2016
Oska Pulse is selling for a suggested retail price of $399.
April 12, 2016

Glucerna nutritional shakes produced sales of approximately $120 million through food, drug and mass merchants during the 12 months ending March 2016 Perrigo reported.

April 12, 2016

Target's Connected Care sections featuring a dedicated wearable product display has begun reaching Target stores, TWICE reported Tuesday. “We’re constantly looking for opportunities to evolve our assortment and shopping experience to meet the changing needs of our guests,” a Target spokeswoman told TWICE. “We know our guests are increasingly interested in these types of products, and will evaluate future growth plans based on their feedback and sales results.” (TWICE

April 12, 2016

How do the very best brands and leading retailers create winning organizations, and attract, develop and keep the next generation of leadership?

April 11, 2016

Mike Kelly has been in the industry for almost 30 years, and joins Adapt Pharma— maker of Narcan Nasal Spray (naloxone HCl) — from Covis Pharmaceuticals, where he was CEO and a member of its board.