April 14, 2016

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores the hair conditioner category.

April 14, 2016

I often use the expression and encourage others to “Look around the corner.” My intent is to reinforce the importance of not becoming too comfortable with the status quo. New opportunities present themselves everyday – but you may have to stretch your imagination a bit and connect dots that are not yet formally established.

April 14, 2016

Online resources are now available to help retailers and suppliers get the most out of the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo in Boston in August.

April 14, 2016

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines the sales activity in the allergy, incontinence, TENS devices and meal replacement bars categories, highlighting products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

April 14, 2016
Rite Aid received the Growth Award from Magento Commerce at the Imagine 2016 conference held at the Wynn Las Vegas.
April 14, 2016

Consumers looking for healthier snacks are getting some new options from SkinnyPop.

April 14, 2016

According to the “2016 True Cost of Fraud Report” from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the monthly average of fraudulent transactions has increased 32% to 206 from 156 in 2015.

April 14, 2016

Walmart has embraced the marketplace model as means to expand its online assortment and gain ground on Amazon where third party sellers already account for half of the company’s unit volume.

April 14, 2016

Virtual makeover app YouCam is expanding its functionality to improve the customer experience at cosmetic counters.

April 13, 2016

With retailers and healthcare providers across the country struggling to find ways to get their pharmacists more involved in patient care, pharmacy automation supplier Innovation brought together executives from a diverse range of companies earlier this month for a detailed look at how its partnership with Binghamton University’s Watson Institute for Systems Excellence is helping retail pharmacy in this effort.

April 13, 2016

One of America's leading brands of canned seafood is appealing to the increasing number of consumers who care about where their food comes from.

April 13, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic is providing customers of a CVS MinuteClinic in Ohio with access to its experts for both online and mobile doctor visits, Fast Company reported Wednesday. "Some of our best doctors see that this [telehealth] is where the world is going," Peter Rasmussen, the medical director of distance health at the Cleveland Clinic, told Fast Company. "We want to meet the expectations of patients now and in the future." (Fast Company

April 13, 2016

The legislation, advocated by both retail pharmacy and the pharma industry, would advance collaboration among health and enforcement authorities to achieve drug abuse solutions that maintain patients’ legitimate access to medications.

April 13, 2016

IRI recently began tracking sales of TENS devices as part of its first-aid accessories grouping.

April 13, 2016

Retailers have long been interacting with customers via Facebook, but the social network is making a big push to become a full-fledged CRM platform.

April 13, 2016

By leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health measurements, such as blood pressure, weight, pulse and body mass index, and, when they opt in, share them with IMPOWER clinicians.

April 13, 2016

Just in time for spring, R.W. Knudsen Family is exapanding its juice line to include an Apple Ginger juice blend, a combination of real ginger puree and apple juice in a crisp, refreshing beverage. 

April 13, 2016

Research conducted by Whole Health Pharmacy Partners showed a growing dissatisfaction with the level of corporate control frequently being exerted over independent pharmacy.

April 13, 2016

It’s another year, and another February launch of a nasal corticosteroid has hit drug store shelves — McNeil Consumer’s Rhinocort will be looking to make some headway in one of the fastest-growing categories across the front-end

April 13, 2016

Adult incontinence — also called by the more consumer-friendly category monikers of overactive bladder or bladder control — is one of the larger categories within OTC that’s growing at an almost double-digit rate.

April 13, 2016
Publix president Todd Jones, CFO David Phillips and retired Deloitte executive Jessica Blume were elected to the board of the $32.4 billion retailer.
April 13, 2016

There was once a time when “Made in China” was not part of the U.S. experience, but that changed in the 1980s. No longer was our Chinese connection limited to fortune cookies and take-out.

April 13, 2016

Meal replacement bars represent strong growth opportunity within the OTC aisles.

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.