February 2, 2016

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical’s HurryCane was touted as the most promising product by retail attendees of GMDC’s HBW conference last fall.

February 2, 2016

The challenge for DME within retail is the amount of shelf real estate many of these bath safety and mobility assistance products occupy. The large individual SKU footprint can make for some unattractive profit-per-square-inch metrics.

February 2, 2016

The Kantar Retail report found that while total trade spending as a percent of gross sales continues to remain flat, manufacturers are increasingly shifting spend to growth channels and customers.

February 2, 2016

Cough-cold marketers like to strike just before the iron gets hot, placing most of their ad placements in support of cold and flu remedies in the two months leading up to the peak of cold and flu season.

February 2, 2016

The deal will enable Vitamin World to operate as a stand-alone retail business. 

February 2, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report, IRI and Market Track to create a series of exclusive reports. Read the latest report on the cold/allergy/sinus category here.

February 2, 2016

Private-label cough-cold brands and Vicks are the big winners when consumers are seeking remedies for their sniffles, coughs and stuffiness online.

February 2, 2016

Omnis Health recently launched a Gestational Diabetes Kit portfolio, representing a unique niche opportunity for retail pharmacy operators that marries a diabetes patient with the market basket of an expecting mom. Drug Store News spoke with Cathy Pereira, Omnis Health EVP global sales and marketing, to discuss that opportunity.

February 2, 2016

Retail health fairs — both mega events, such as Walmart’s “America’s Biggest Health Fair” on Oct. 10, 2015, or smaller, periodic local events hosted annually by thousands of retailers across the country — represent one of the simplest mechanisms for massive, individualized public awareness around such key health issues as flu prevention, early diabetes detection and/or prevention, and more.

February 2, 2016

Sales of self-test glucose meters are currently trending down, but with the flood of new personalized, app-friendly meters submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval, sales may trend positive in 2016.

February 2, 2016

According to a 2015 study released by Grand View Research, the global market for personal mobility devices alone is expected to reach $8 billion by 2020. Wheelchairs were the largest-selling product segment in 2013, with growing demand for powered wheelchairs expected to drive segment growth through the next four years.

February 1, 2016

The next B2B Video Exchange event on March 8 will be a forum for the electronics category, with a focus on mobile accessories and smart homes.

February 1, 2016

Three-in-four heart disease patients who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.

January 29, 2016
As many as nine CHPA member companies financially supported the foundation for the first time in 2015 and three new companies made an in-kind donation, CHPA shared in a e-newsletter that went out Friday.
January 29, 2016

Nielsen Catalina Solutions' new CEO most recently served as Nielsen's EVP and managing director of local media, where he was responsible for strategy and development for Nielsen's local television and audio clients. 

January 29, 2016

They're the kind of blood pressure monitors everyone envisioned when telemedicine was first talked about - easy-to-use, wireless, health app friendly and designed such that they not only help boost home testing of blood pressure, but also medication compliance with an added medication reminder and tracking function.

January 29, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnson examines the sales activity in the home health care category, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

January 29, 2016
This week, Arizona ranks No. 2 in flu incidence among states and No. 3 in flu incidence gains, while Nevada tops the Walgreens Flu Index. 
 
January 28, 2016

The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)

 

 

January 28, 2016
Out of a total of 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items evaluated by  Hamacher Resource Group last year, 237 products were ideal for independents based on product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential. 
 
January 28, 2016

The advance opens doors to wearable devices that alert users to health problems such as fatigue, dehydration and dangerously high body temperatures.

January 28, 2016

Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of shoppers who claim brand names are very important.

January 27, 2016

The industry's health and wellness programs have reformulated 84,000 products, included the participation of 2.3 million employees and work with more than 5,000 communities around the globe.