August 20, 2015

The snack aisle is getting healthier. Manufacturers have listened and answered the call from consumers, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, general manager in Client Insights at IRI.

August 20, 2015

DSN recently sat down with KPMG's Larry Kocot — who now heads up KPMG’s Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight — to discuss the future of payment system reforms.

August 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of retail clinics, technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

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

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive Medical announced Thursday that it had entered an agreement to acquire HurryCane’s entire product line.

August 20, 2015

Original online fitness challenge series incentivizes, rewards community pharmacists for setting good health and wellness examples for patients.

August 20, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

August 20, 2015

AmerisoureBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network network announced Thursday that it awarded a total of $12,500 in college scholarships to seven high school seniors aspiring to enter the healthcare industry.

August 20, 2015

Sales of vitamins within U.S. multi-outlets were up 3.2% to $6.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended June 14 , according to IRI, with no signs of slowing down. Gummy vitamins continue to trend within the multivitamin space, overall sales of which were up 2% to $1.7 billion.

August 20, 2015

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

August 20, 2015

Kao Brands has a philosophy in place, which is well suited to win the loyalty of the upcoming generation of millennials — as well as the consumers that segment influences.

August 20, 2015

Offline Cosmetics market leader Maybelline bats its eyelashes in the mascara category, with a strong search performace across its large product portfolio. 

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

There’s nothing “general” about the emerging market segments, according to Larry Levin, EVP business development at IRI. The catalysts for change are shoppers with a “millennial mindset” — not just those born between 1980 to 2000, but those who are influenced by that group — and the mushrooming ranks of multicultural consumers.

August 20, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim earlier this week released new data from its clinical trials for its Phase IIIb OTEMTO 1&2 trials, which indicate that Stiolto Respimat provided provided “clinically meaningful improvements” in the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, compared to placebo, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the company said. 

August 20, 2015

Marketing efficiency can vary significantly across brands and across channels, according to a recent report analyzing the digestive category conducted by Competitive Promotion Report.

August 20, 2015

Since the launch of Nexium 24HR in May of 2014, the brand has generated approximately $300 million, “making it one of the largest and most successful Rx-to-OTC switches,” Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and CEO, recently told analysts.

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

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Sales of OTC products are ramping up significantly with a $1.5 billion gain over the first six months of 2015. 

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

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 20, 2015

OTC buyers sniffing out the next big opportunity within VMS may need only go as far as their nose. Piping Rock Health Products, led by NBTY cofounder Scott Rudolph, is bringing aromatherapy to the mass market with its new Nature’s Truth brand.

August 20, 2015

A one-time gain of $2.7 billion from the creation of its publicly-traded Seritage Growth Properties real estate investment trust (REIT) pushed Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings, into the black for the first time since 2012.