July 24, 2013

Even though customers may only buy certain OTC categories a few times a year, for consumer healthcare brands, the opportunities to have a more meaningful relationship in the lives of their consumers has never been greater, Stefan Merlo, director of healthcare strategy, Novartis Consumer Health, told DSNtv in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

June 26, 2013

The biggest challenge — and opportunity — facing retailers and suppliers today is partnering together to better understand consumer needs to grow existing categories and create entirely new ones, Jim Flannery, director of global business development for Procter & Gamble told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

May 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.

February 14, 2013

Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?

April 20, 2012

With today’s still-recovering economy, retailers and manufacturers are walking a marketing tightrope, carrying a balancing pole with shelf pricing and promotions on one end and gross profit margin on the other. DSN caught up with Glen Davis, president and CEO of the Competitive Promotion Report, to get some perspective on how that’s being done.

January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

August 31, 2015

Mondelēz International on Monday announced the eight startups selected to participate in its Shopper Futures program, an innovation initiative aimed at transforming the consumer retail experience.

August 27, 2015

"The popularity of digital coupons and shopping apps is at an all-time high," Meijer VP digital shopping and customer marketing Michael Ross says.

August 27, 2015

Whether it’s a snail serum or a foot cream that causes rough, dry skin to shed like a molten lobster, Asian beauty is not to be ignored. Western women will go out of their way to research and obtain these often hard-to-get products.

August 26, 2015

The number of digitally distributed coupons for consumer packaged goods brands on key websites increased by 16.7% in the first half of 2015, according to a report from Kantar Media.

August 26, 2015

Between 2013 and 2016, mobile shopping will increase 42%, compared to regular e-commerce's 13%, according to Coupofy.com, a database of online coupon codes.

August 24, 2015

SupplyLogix debuted its new Pinpoint Performance reporting module in Denver at the 2015 National Associaiton of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.

August 21, 2015

A new survey found that the in-store experience matters more than ever, with 73% conducting research during their visit and 87% of respondents purchasing in person.

August 20, 2015

Jennifer Cheslock, 21, never goes anywhere without her Summer’s Eve products. They are in her gym bag and in her apartment at college. And it isn’t something she learned from her mom — her friends suggested the brand.

August 20, 2015

Consumers want natural products that are good for them, but what exactly is “natural” when it comes to health and beauty products?

August 20, 2015

Being consistent is good, but you need to be consistently great to keep up with today’s New General Market, according to Dave Fox, president and CEO of DenTek Oral Care.

August 20, 2015

One more thing. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about — convincing the consumer to put one more thing in their shopping cart.

August 20, 2015

To reach millennials, Mentholatum aims to be where they are, while also having relevant content in line with their passions.

August 20, 2015

Drug Store News recently reached out to Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform that produces the Instantly Shelf Score, to measure consumer perception of three recent beauty product introductions based on purchase intent, product differentiation, desire and value proposition.

August 20, 2015

As we closed this issue of Drug Store News, with our massive special report on the New General Market consumer, major news broke that once again underscored how much the world has changed, and how the best brands change with it.

August 20, 2015

Paris Presents is confident enough in its products to hire spokespeople who talk about competitive makeup brushes. While that might seem risky, it is all about presenting the real story to discerning millennials and other consumers who prowl online product reviews.

August 20, 2015

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This article highlights the market performance of major brands in the pain category for both the internal and external analgesic segments.

August 20, 2015

The online channel more and more is becoming a key channel of distribution for vitamin and dietary supplement brands. According to Clavis Insight’s latest category analysis, only 16% of all VMS sales in 2014 were sold online. But considering that 64% of all CPG sales are digitally influenced, it won’t be long before a greater portion of the $25 billion in annual VMS sales is conducted online.

August 20, 2015

Real guys, real grooming. That message has been part of the culture at Wahl Clipper since it was founded by Leo Wahl 96 years ago.