April 13, 2016

The regular shampoo category had mediocre growth of 0.89% during the 12-month period ended February 2016, with Unilever and Procter & Gamble holding significant market share.

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.

December 30, 2015

In the vitamin category, private label leads the one- and two-letter segment, with $425 million in annual dollar sales, according to the latest Promo Watch report from Drug Store News, Competitive Promotion Report and IRI.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

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.

June 15, 2015

In the past 12 months ended April 19, Zyrtec (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) continues to dominate the allergy category with total retail sales of $332 million.

April 22, 2015

For the past 52 weeks, cosmetics were a $7.1 billion industry, and the eye, facial and lip subcategories accounted for $4.7 billion of those sales. Within the drug store channel alone, cosmetics experienced $2.7 billion in sales, and the eye, face and lip subcategories saw $1.8 billion. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports, and this article examines the market performance of top brands within those subcategories for the past 27 months.

March 4, 2015

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores cold/allergy/sinus products in both the liquid/powder and tablets/packets segments.

December 11, 2014

Market data reflects growth in the liquid body wash category for 2014 as compared with 2013. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create an exclusive report, “Shifts in Trends and Market Share Growth: Liquid Body Wash.”

August 20, 2014

In May 2014, Pfizer introduced Nexium 24HR, one of the top-selling acid blockers, over the counter in the United States.

June 18, 2014

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

April 21, 2014

The introduction of store-brand products over the past decade changed the competitive landscape in most categories, with year-over-year growth outpacing national brands.

February 18, 2014

As many retailers continue to expand the presence of store brand products because of the high retailer margin percent these products offer, it is important to pause and consider what is the optimal balance of national brands and store brand that will drive overall business results for the retailer.

December 26, 2013

The growth of store brands continues to outpace national brands. However, there is a role for both national brands and store brands at retail.

October 10, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports that analyze the impact of trade promotion activity on core front-end merchandising categories.

August 8, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a new series of exclusive reports that analyzes the impact of trade promotion activity on various front-end merchandising categories — DSN Promo Watch.