May 22, 2015

Mars Chocolate North America this week unveiled a number of new products, along with some new consumer promotions and merchandising displays at the National Confectioners Association Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago.

May 22, 2015

Sanrio, parent company of Hello Kitty, and The Mentholatum Co.'s Softlips Cube 5-in-1 Lip Care will partner to launch a new lip balm collection beginning in July.

May 22, 2015

The Phoenix House New England will host the annual New England Public Service Award Luncheon at the Omni Providence Hotel, honoring Helena Foulkes, EVP, CVS Health, and president, CVS/pharmacy.

May 21, 2015
Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
 
May 21, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines niche opportunities in the natural product, device, oil and depilatory categories , including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

May 21, 2015

CVS Health entered an agreement to acquire Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities.

May 21, 2015

Designer Parfums CEO Dilesh Mehta and Tony Bajaj, founder and CEO of Luxe Brands, have collaborated to form a joint venture to acquire the Frédéric Fekkai luxury hair care brand and salons from Procter & Gamble, effective June 30.

May 21, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.

May 21, 2015

Dollar Tree to identify buyer of 330 Family Dollar locations in coming week. 

May 21, 2015

Beauty giant L'Oréal USA has teamed up with 3-D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings to develop 3-D printed skin tissue for product evaluation and other areas of advanced research.

May 21, 2015

DSN senior editor MIchael Johnsen examines niche opportunities in the intimacy health, gummy vitamin, pet health and cough-cold prevention categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

May 21, 2015

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula has cast actress Jennifer Love Hewitt as the star of its latest pregnancy ad campaign.

May 21, 2015

LivingSocial picks up health and wellness and ecommerce veteran to become the company's CFO. 

May 20, 2015

HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" takes a hard look at the sports-nutrition supplements men and women in the military are taking to remain combat ready. 

May 20, 2015

Fueled by such professional technologies as lasers and wearable mask devices, the at-home beauty devices market continues to heat up, increasing globally by nearly 14% in 2014, according to Kline & Co., a market research and management consulting firm.

May 20, 2015

Why would Walmart launch an insurance education service for the 140 million Americans who shop its stores each week? For one thing, because more than 60% of Americans have a tough time understanding their health insurance plan options, according to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and nearly 40% feel that they picked the wrong plan after enrolling.

May 20, 2015

Which U.S. company fits more Americans with glasses and contact lenses than any other? That would be Walmart, which also happens to operate the largest chain of vision centers in the country.

May 20, 2015

Walmart means health and wellness. Increasingly, that’s the message that Wal-Mart Stores is working to convey to the 140 million Americans who walk through its store aisles each week.

May 20, 2015

GoJo Industries recently expanded its hand sanitizer position with a new purchase opportunity — one that’s mom-friendly, serves an on-the-go need and is incremental to the category — with its launch of Purell Wipes into retail.

May 20, 2015

The gummy sub-segment within overall vitamins is not only still growing substantially, the dollar volume of that alternative delivery format has reached nowhere near its ceiling of potential, at least not yet. Overall, sales of vitamins for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 28, 2014, were up 0.4% to $6.5 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

May 20, 2015

Delhaize America's Hannaford's banner and Publix were the top two chains in the 2015 Temkin Effort Ratings, the firm reported Wednesday. 

May 20, 2015

A retail pharmacy giant is beginning to fully harness the power of scale. Now firmly established as one of the top retailers of prescription drugs in the United States, Walmart may soon lay claim to an even bigger share of the pharmacy and OTC market as its leaders learn to align pharmacy operations and in-store marketing efforts more closely with other departments within Walmart’s Supercenters, discount stores and Neighborhood Markets.

May 20, 2015

Move over fellas; the condom aisle isn’t just for men anymore. Well, it never was really, but as retail pharmacies become more adept at discreetly merchandising intimacy health — remember when the pharmacist had to pull the condom display from behind the counter? — there is a trend developing toward marketing condoms with the female buyer in mind.