December 5, 2011

To help under-the-weather junior, Hyland’s has rebranded its pediatric line of products Hyland’s Baby.

December 5, 2011

Kimberly-Clark’s new portable cleaning wipes are designed to eliminate smudges from touchscreen devices.

December 5, 2011

Sam’s Club has been on a roll the past few years, and an emphasis on health-and-wellness categories has figured prominently into the warehouse club operator’s improved performance.


December 5, 2011

Walmart’s first small-format Express stores have only been open about six months, but strong initial consumer acceptance, coupled with increasingly flexible real estate, points to the near certainty of an eventual rollout.


December 5, 2011

Optimism, skepticism, confidence and concern were among the range of emotions shared by Walmart suppliers who participated in the second annual Walmart Supplier Survey conducted by Drug Store News’ sister publication Connecting Northwest Arkansas.


November 14, 2011

Research by Euromonitor International has suggested that an improving economy, combined with product innovation, has prompted upper-income shoppers to return to department store beauty counters for premium skin care products.

November 7, 2011

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association.

November 7, 2011

The economy has caused consumers to eat at home more frequently. Products that make food prep easier are more popular than ever with consumers.

November 7, 2011

The fourth quarter is always the busiest season for As Seen on TV products. Products in the $9.99 to $19.99 range are expected to generate the most movement in the drug channel.

November 7, 2011

October sure was a busy month for news in the drug channel. It began in earnest on Oct. 1, the day CVS’ new president officially began his new job. Before the month was over, CVS’ chief merchant left to become president of Family Dollar, and his responsibilities would be carved up between three key executives.

November 4, 2011

The personal massager category still is small at only $3.2 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), but the growth rate is trending at a 20.6% clip.


November 4, 2011

In the classic “Arabian Nights” tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the evil sorcerer who made Aladdin retrieve the lamp containing the genie attempts to get it back by tricking Aladdin’s wife into giving it to him by roaming through the streets offering to trade “new lamps for old.”


November 4, 2011

No matter the shape healthcare reform takes in the United States, the retail clinic industry will be a crucial cog. Today, healthcare reform means 33 million additional Americans with coverage, most likely split between Medicaid and low-cost providers. That will create a significant demand for cost-efficient solutions like retail clinics. 


November 4, 2011

Bubble Bobble The 2-liter Bobble jug is designed to replace water filtration pitchers that requently take up way too much space in the refrigerator. Price: $29.99 WaterBobble.com  

November 4, 2011

Mini collectibles and collectible trading cards are hot segments in the toy market. They are “on point with what kids want, aren’t expensive and keep kids coming back,” according to Adrienne Appell, a representative for the Toy Industry Association.


November 4, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Continua Health Alliance’s executive director Chuck Parker following the CEATEC Japan conference, an IT and electronics trade show, to get a glimpse into what tomorrow’s self-care diagnostic devices might look like.


November 4, 2011

Energizer’s new flameless candles give consumers a new way to light their homes. Energizer’s Glas flameless candles have the warm glow and realistic flicker of a traditional candle, but offer safe, functional and efficient LED lighting.

November 4, 2011

A consumer’s internal alarm bell usually is tripped when a company tries to sell him or her on a “less-is-more” proposition, because it usually really means “less-is-less.” That is until Help Remedies came along with its “less-is-less-but-that’s-better” proposition.


November 4, 2011

Skin care is hot, but Dairyface is cool — so cool that it lives in the fridge. Dairyface is a new line of yogurt-based products that incorporate the nutritional benefits of milk to nourish skin cells.

November 4, 2011

This month The Drug Store News Group introduced “From the Blogs,” a hot, new content feature on DrugStoreNews.com. Meant to provide an interactive forum for DrugStoreNews.com users, DSN From the Blogs will be anchored by expert blogs written by leading opinion leaders.


November 4, 2011

Fast Retailing, parent company of apparel shop Uniqlo, is on the fast track. The Japanese retailer has more than 1,013 Uniqlo stores in 11 different countries, and is working to expand its U.S. presence by opening stores in major cities across the nation. Its latest stop: New York City.


November 4, 2011

The men’s grooming segment continues to be on the upswing as men continue to buy products that meet their grooming needs and increasingly turn to at-home solutions to help stretch their dollars.


November 4, 2011

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


November 4, 2011

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is targeting its new Dr Pepper TEN diet carbonated beverage to men. The company’s consumer research showed that men between the ages of 25 years and 34 years are not satisfied with the taste or the image of diet sodas, but they want to make healthier beverage choices.