March 4, 2015

For most categories, circular promotions touting price only are the most prevalent form of advertising, as opposed to a percent off or another savings incentive. That’s not the case in the supplement segment, where buy-one-get-one offers represent 58.5% of all circular ads as compared with 21.2% of price-only promotions.

March 4, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales.

March 4, 2015

February was a BUSY month in Rite Aid’s mission to become a retail health destination.

March 4, 2015

One of retail pharmacy’s core customers — today’s working mom — is very much focused on health-and-wellness these days, and with good reason. 

February 27, 2015

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels have generated enough funds to help more than 37.5 million children to date.

 

February 25, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's Alli weight loss aid is making a return to shelves.

February 24, 2015

USANA's proprietary vitamin C supplement Proflavanol C100 is featured on "The Dr. Oz Show." 

February 24, 2015

NPA  renewed its call to the New York Attorney General to produce the scientific evidence behind that office's recall request of herbal supplements.

February 23, 2015

Vitamin supporting fertility health included in 52nd Annual Publicists Guild Awards swag bag last week. 

February 23, 2015

Study finds that vitamin D depletion linked more closely to diabetes than obesity. 

February 23, 2015

Are you price competitive? As many as 37% of consumers are price checking items as they shop.

February 20, 2015

2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee identifies 10 "shortfall" nutrients in its dietary guideline recommendations submitted Thursday. 

February 19, 2015

CRN files second amicus brief challenging FTC "rigid standard" in evaluating supplement claims.

February 19, 2015

Rite Aid turns to its customer base for health-and-wellness product ideas. 

February 18, 2015

Amazon.com's proposed 30-minute Prime Air offering drone delivery option was grounded Sunday. 

February 18, 2015

Natural Product Solutions on Wednesday announced the launch of its new VirMax Blood Sugar Stabilization Formula.

February 13, 2015

In response to the New York Attorney General’s recent recall of herbal supplements from four major retailers, the Council for Responsible Nutrition has assembled a microsite for consumers.

February 11, 2015

Iron supplementation found to reduce time of recovery for blood donors, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study. 

February 10, 2015

GNC on Monday announced that it refuted the claims made by the New York State Attorney General in his Feb. 2 letter.

February 10, 2015

Instantly on Tuesday launched Instantly Product Watch, a live crowd-sourced insights engine that alerts brands about newly launched products and tracks their performance across key metrics nationwide. 

February 10, 2015

As many as 85% of working women are focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle or losing weight.

February 9, 2015

Greater consumer interest in the pursuit of health-and-wellness lifestyles may be contributing to a lessened sensitivy in price across the category.

 

February 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 6, 2015

The pharma industry praised outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner Margaret Hamburg and welcomed Stephen Ostroff, who will assume the role of acting commissioner.