August 20, 2014

The entire external analgesic category is up 6.7%, reaching a base of $486.9 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended June 15, according to IRI data. And Salonpas, with a 10.9% dollar share, is helping to drive that growth with positive sales gains of 28.7% to $52.9 million.

August 20, 2014

Sales of sleep aids is still on the rise, driven primarily by private-label across both tablets and liquid formats.

August 20, 2014

Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to revolutionize the at-home gel manicure segment with its new Miracle Gel.

August 20, 2014

More men may be embracing facial hair, but that hasn’t shaken Schick, an Energizer Personal Care brand.

August 20, 2014

“Fusing” together gel and nail polish — literally — is SensatioNail Fuse, which was launched earlier this year by Pacific World.

August 20, 2014

SheaMoisture has expanded its portfolio with the new Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Mommy Collection.

August 20, 2014

Looking to further grow the lash category through consumer education and ease of shopping in store, Eylure lashes has rolled out new packaging.

August 20, 2014

Acne. For many people, especially younger consumers, it is a four-letter word that can wreak havoc on their self-esteem and is a source of much frustration as they search for the best treatment that will once and for all blast those blemishes.

August 20, 2014

SkinnyPop Popcorn’s four-SKU line has reaped the benefits of consumers’ desire for guilt-free salty snacks. 

August 20, 2014

In 1992, Softlips launched its first lip balm targeting women with its unique slim stick packaging, and now the brand is thinking outside of the “tube” with its new Softlips Cubes.

August 20, 2014

Target’s U.S. sales held up reasonably well in second-quarter 2014, but weak results in Canada and expense pressures prompted the company to reduce its full-year profit expectations a week after Brian Cornell became president and CEO.

August 20, 2014

Sales of all vitamins are up slightly by 0.9% to $6.4 billion, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 20, 2014

At the conclusion of this year’s Wegmans LPGA Championship, Wegmans VP Bill Strassburg presented United Way’s Children’s Success Fund with a check for $1 million, more than double the amount donated to the charity for previous tournaments and an amount likely to exceed the final tally of proceeds from this year’s tournament.

August 20, 2014

It is no secret that oral care is a highly saturated market that benefits from consumers’ regular usage of oral care products as part of their daily grooming routine, but those products that promise to whiten smiles continue to stand out from the pack.

August 20, 2014

While diagnostics may be a $1.1 billion business at retail, the value inherent in that business, especially within the sale of blood-pressure monitors and blood-glucose meters, can be so much more.

August 20, 2014

Zapzyt skin care, which is distributed by Waltman Pharmaceuticals, has expanded its portfolio with the new Pore Treatment Gel and has created a new packaging design to communicate the effectiveness of its line in an easy-to-understand format.

August 20, 2014

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

August 20, 2014

“Leading change.” That was theme for this year’s Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference, held in Washington, D.C., last month at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, from July 23 to 26.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

August 19, 2014

The lip cosmetics segment experienced a rise of almost 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales slated to reach the $1.4 billion mark this year, according to new research from Mintel.

August 19, 2014

CVS Caremark on Monday announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation.

 

August 19, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that flu shots are now available at all locations, including pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

 

August 19, 2014

A new collection of festive products from Hallmark proves it's never too early to get into the Holiday spirit.