May 20, 2015

Church & Dwight is leveraging its First Response brand into the dietary supplement set with the launch of First Response multivitamin gummies, which target reproductive health and prenatal/post-natal need states. First Response multivitamin gummies were developed to provide women with the recommended amount of folic acid in an easy-to-consume gummy form.

May 20, 2015

GoJo Industries recently expanded its hand sanitizer position with a new purchase opportunity — one that’s mom-friendly, serves an on-the-go need and is incremental to the category — with its launch of Purell Wipes into retail.

May 20, 2015

The gummy sub-segment within overall vitamins is not only still growing substantially, the dollar volume of that alternative delivery format has reached nowhere near its ceiling of potential, at least not yet. Overall, sales of vitamins for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 28, 2014, were up 0.4% to $6.5 billion across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

May 20, 2015

Move over fellas; the condom aisle isn’t just for men anymore. Well, it never was really, but as retail pharmacies become more adept at discreetly merchandising intimacy health — remember when the pharmacist had to pull the condom display from behind the counter? — there is a trend developing toward marketing condoms with the female buyer in mind.

May 20, 2015

NBTY's new Osteo Bi-Flex EASE are 80% smaller than standard joint health supplements. 

May 20, 2015

The world of beauty oils continues to expand with the recent introduction of Oil Essentials at Walmart.

May 20, 2015

The beverage combines the flavor of Pepsi with lime juice and was inspired by the preferences of the Hispanic community, the company said. 

May 20, 2015

Perrigo Animal Health in May announced its launch of PetArmor Joint Health Maximum, a supplement for dogs that contains glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and manganese. It’s an opportunity for retailer’s to associate their store brand with a quality pet supplement.

May 20, 2015

Is there a niche OTC opportunity on which food, drug and mass retailer pharmacies are not fully capitalizing? If the answer isn’t yes, then the cat is already out of the bag — according to the American Pet Products Association the market for pet supplies and OTC medicines will grow by 4.7% by the end of the year.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 20, 2015

Beauty brands are looking to ramp up sales and jazz up the depilatories segment with convenient delivery methods, enhanced formulas and a greater social media outreach.

May 20, 2015

What’s Next is a new feature of DSN written by consumer beauty blogger Lonni Delane. The goal is to help give beauty merchants the cutting edge they need to stay ahead of the latest and greatest beauty trends.

May 19, 2015

As consumers increasingly look to curb their sugar and fat intake, many food and beverage companies are opting to go small, according to an Adweek report.

May 19, 2015

Consumers who access social media during the shopping process are four times more likely to spend more, a recent Deloitte Digital study found. 

May 19, 2015

Users will be able to make food diary entries by talking into their phone with the new FitClick calorie-tracking app. 

May 19, 2015

Lannett Company buys manufacturer and marketer of liquid generic pharmaceutical products.

May 19, 2015

Jelly Belly Candy Co.'s BeanBoozled jelly beans will get two new products this summer. 

May 19, 2015

It’s been 10 years since Drug Store News first introduced its annual Niche Brand Report, which was created to highlight the role that smaller brands play in driving innovation and growth. The DSN Niche Brands Top 100 measures the leading small- to mid-sized brands with total sales of under $100 million.

May 19, 2015

National Sales Solutions, a provider of sales, marketing and supply chain management for consumer packaged goods companies, has announced retail distribution for its client, Manuka Secrets.

May 19, 2015

GMDC's Dave McConnell to hand the reigns to Patrick Spear on June 1. 

May 19, 2015

The brand cited consumer research as its reason to expand the line’s flavor options.

May 19, 2015

Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed three new performance measures to assess the use of opioids. 

May 19, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the introduction of risedronate sodium delayed-release tablets.

 

May 18, 2015

Tractica predicts use of wearable patches to help fight disease will rise dramatically in coming years.