August 20, 2015

When 26-year-old Tracy Dalton forgot her toothpaste when visiting a friend’s house, she fell in love with her friend’s brand, hello. “I had never seen the brand before, but it just looked so friendly and called out to me,” she said.

August 20, 2015

E-cards may be grabbing share from traditional cards, but consumers who purchase paper cards are gravitating toward higher-priced products. Greeting cards that feature such technological elements as recording features and LED lights, cards from recycled materials and specialty cards, such as those featuring decorative elements, will continue to buoy profit margins in the category.

August 20, 2015

DSN reached out to Instantly, an on-demand consumer insights platform that produces the Instantly Shelf Score, to measure consumer perception of three recent OTC product introductions based on purchase intent, product differentiation, desire and value proposition.

August 20, 2015

There’s nothing “general” about the emerging market segments, according to Larry Levin, EVP business development at IRI. The catalysts for change are shoppers with a “millennial mindset” — not just those born between 1980 to 2000, but those who are influenced by that group — and the mushrooming ranks of multicultural consumers.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson secured his place in history by signing into law the legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. It was a landmark in the nation’s social and political development and an evolutionary leap for community pharmacy.

August 20, 2015

The big story in the digestives space continues to be the switch and launch of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. For the 52 weeks ended June 14, sales of Nexium 24HR across total U.S. multi-outlets reached $278.7 million and are still climbing, according to IRI.

August 20, 2015

In the Aug. 24 issue, DSN also highlighted some of the companies attracting — and retaining — New General Market consumers, including Ansell, Beiersdorf, Dentek, Fleet, hello products, Kao Brands, Mentholatum, Paris Presents and Wahl.

August 20, 2015

Online retailing giant Amazon.com is the retail industry's fastest growing social media brand. 

August 20, 2015

TruTag Technologies is looking to impact the food and drug industry with its edible security platform. “TruTags,” the company's microtags, can help to authenticate products without packaging or labels. DSN recently spoke with Kent Mansfield, president of TruTag Technologies.

August 20, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host a Vision 2026 platform at the Total Store Expo this month in Denver. Here, DSN previews a few of the companies that will be participating in Vision 2026 by offering their perspectives on the changes ahead in retail and health care in the years to come.

August 20, 2015

Real guys, real grooming. That message has been part of the culture at Wahl Clipper since it was founded by Leo Wahl 96 years ago.

August 20, 2015

A new wave of consumers is quickly becoming the most powerful economic force in retail, and it is causing every company — retailer and supplier alike — to think differently about how they engage, market and build relationships with this new generation.

August 20, 2015

Over the past 15 years, studies have indicated how different America will look in the future — in 2020, 2040, 2050 and beyond. However, the United States isn’t on the brink of change. It has indeed already changed well beyond demographics, and the cultural shift that we are now witnessing will continue as a defining part of the landscape and future of the nation.

August 19, 2015

Drug Store News has learned that Shannon Curtin, Walgreens group VP and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, will leave the company, effective Sept. 1.

August 19, 2015

Levy will provide key insights on the changing healthcare industry to advance the board's mission of helping consumers make more informed healthcare decisions.

August 19, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration handed down its anticipated approval of Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ Addyi, a treatment for women with generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder. 

August 19, 2015

CNS founder Dan Cohen will be looking to replicate his success in bringing Breathe Right to market. 

August 19, 2015

LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo operates a marketing firm focused on creating social media and marketing campaigns about drugs, alcohol, mental health and bullying.

August 19, 2015

Tria Beauty introduced its Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser on Wednesday in North America. 

August 19, 2015

TruMedicines on Tuesday launched a 40-day Kickstarter campaign for a smartphone app that promotes medication safety.

August 19, 2015

Walgreens digital properties drive as many as 5.3 million store visits each week.

August 18, 2015

Through investments in technology and associates, Walmart believes it is implementing a winning retail strategy that will sustain growth for years to come. 

August 18, 2015

Mack Elevation Forum’s Dan Mack looks to the Container Store to examine how employers can attract and retain top talent.