December 11, 2014

The 1990s are long over, and so is the thin eyebrow trend that came with it. “It’s a big brow boom right now. It is really a good time to be in the brow business,” Joey Healy, a prominent eyebrow stylist who is a favorite among celebrities and companies, told Drug Store News.

December 11, 2014

With the youngest of the baby boomers having turned 50 this year, adult incontinence is proving to be a high-traffic, high-frequency category with a decent amount of margin, at least in the drug channel. According to Competitive Promotion Report, the drug channel enjoys a 35% margin in this category on average.

December 11, 2014

Understanding the importance of consumer education to drive sales of at-home beauty devices, earlier this year market leader Clarisonic opened its first brand installation within Macy’s Union Square location in San Francisco.

December 11, 2014

Bomuca is in the process of launching a Hispanic-centric line of supplements and recently gained distribution through Walgreens, the supplier reported. DSN sat down with Oliver Pegueros, director of operations and business development at Bomuca, to get a sense of what the new supplement line is all about.

December 11, 2014

Diplomat announced a new partnership with Novation through their Hospital Specialty Rx Program on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

There’s a shift happening within the ethnic beauty market — specifically in the hair care segment — as competition in the category becomes more intense and as multicultural beauty marketers increasingly recognize the importance of breaking the borders between general and multicultural beauty.

December 11, 2014

The holiday season is the battery category’s best friend. A shift in the consumer electronics industry to built-in rechargeable batteries and the growth of do-it-all smartphones that replace many battery-operated devices has left the category in a slump. 

December 11, 2014

Kroger on Thursday announced that Nora Aufreiter has been elected to the company's board of directors.

December 11, 2014

David Dillon will retire as chairman of the board on Dec. 31 after 38 years of service.

 

December 11, 2014

The introduction of Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR in February was the big deal this year in the allergy space.

December 11, 2014

Mobile devices drove online sales growth this holiday, fueled in part by the use of mobile-specific shopping sales. Going forward, the trend shows little signs of slowing as retailers are seeing mobile as a strong conversion tool. That was a key message of the webinar, “Mobile Engagement Drives Happier Holidays for Retailers,” held on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Pharmacists, patients and payers must work together to take advantage of med sync tools and help alleviate the issue of medication nonadherence, stated B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, in a statement issued on Thursday.

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 11, 2014

External analgesics is a category replete with growth brands with a base of $497.8 million across total U.S. multi-outlets, and more than 8.1% in growth for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 7, according to IRI data.

December 11, 2014

Girls don’t poop. At least that’s what we want guys to believe and, thanks to Poo-Pourri, we can still hide the truth.

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.”

December 11, 2014

The Little Clinic and UC Health have announced that they are expanding on their relationship to include diabetes management, beginning in December, inside seven pilot program locations.

December 11, 2014

The Kermit Crawford era at Walgreens is drawing to a close. As of Dec. 31, Crawford, one of the industry’s best known and most respected pharmacy executives, will retire as president of pharmacy, health and wellness at the nation’s top drug store chain. 

December 11, 2014

It’s the early days of the wearables sector and already 1-in-5 consumers own a wearable device, and 1-in-10 use that device every day.

December 10, 2014

Costco reported a boost in first-quarter sales and net income.

December 10, 2014

McKesson announced that it has launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic venture capital fund.

 

December 10, 2014

Walgreens announced that Greg Wasson, president and CEO, will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction

 

December 10, 2014

Walmart announced that Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO for Walmart U.S.