Nielsen: More Americans researching products online as opposed to buying products online
- Airline reservations – 43% in 2014 vs. 19% in 2011 and hotel/tours – 43% in 2014 vs. 16% in 2013;
- Electronic equipment – 31% in 2014 vs. 15% in 2011;
- Ebooks -35% in 2014 vs. 11% in 2011;
- Music non download – 31% in 2014 vs. 18% in 2011; and
- Clothing/shoes – 43% in 2014 vs. 35% in 2011.
This comes as no surprise. We, as Americans, simply have a need to fulfill our needs and wants as soon as possible (immediate gratification) and without shipping fees. I think this comes under the heading of And they needed a research study to tell them this.
NACDS announces winners of Total Store Expo Product Showcase
ARLINGTON, Va. — The votes are in. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the winners of the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo Product Showcase.
Products —160 total — ranging from health and beauty to seasonal items were on display in the Product Showcase on the exhibit floor, increasing visibility for suppliers marketing products.
Evaluated by the retail attendees, winners of this year’s Product Showcase are:
Company: Mission Pharmacal
Product: Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointments & Spray
Company: E&J Gallo Winery
Product: Viniq Shimmery
Cosmetics & Fragrances
Company: MBA Beauty Inc.
Product: Dr Marvey, Tweets and Color Well
Company: American Greetings
Product: Warm Fuzzies
Company: U.S. Nutrition
Product: Osteo Bi-Flex Edge
Company: Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing
Household Products/Non-Edible Consumables
Company: Advanced Beauty
Company: BIOTA Botanical Laboratories
Product: Biota Botanicals Therapeutic Brands
Pharmacy Operations Equipment & Services
Company: 3SI Security Systems
Product: PharmaTracker GPS Tracking to Recover Stolen Drug Products
Product: EpiPen Auto-Injector
Company: Mark Feldstein & Assoc.
Product: Rosemary Millette Cardinal Sound Clock
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The Stephan Co. introduces new hair care lines for African-American women
TAMPA BAY, Fla — The Stephan Co., a manufacturer and distributor of hair care, skin care and personal care products, is expanding its product portfolio with the new LeKair Natural Curls and New Era – Love Your Curls lines for African-American women.
LeKair Natural Curls is a line of products specially formulated with the properties of avocado oil to enhance natural black hair. The line consists of four products: Moisturizing and Detangling Conditioner to prevent knots and tangles while helping to soften and hydrate multi-textured hair; Moisturizing Shampoo to soften and strengthen coarse hair, while also protecting the scalp from damage; Curl Rejuvenating Spray to give instant bounce and life to lazy curls; and Curl Defining Cream for curl definition without the crunch.
All four of the LeKair Natural Curls products, which have a suggested retail price of $6.99 each, are available nationally at beauty supply stores.
New Era consists of four products: New Era Moisturizing Shampoo to cleanse and moisturize multi-textured hair while adding shine and elasticity; New Era Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner to strengthen damaged brittle hair, while also preventing breakage; New Era Rejuvenating Spray, which is a light-as-air styling mist, ideal for all curl patterns and textures to revitalize lazy curls and eliminate frizz; and New Era Curl-Defining Cream , which is a lightweight cream that provides curl definition, strengthens and hydrates hair, without weighing it down. All four products have a suggested retail price of $9.99.
To support LeKair Natural Curls, the Stephan Co. plans to connect with today’s African-American women on social media and through national sponsorships and sampling at Natural Hair beauty conferences and events.
For New Era, the Stephan Co. plans to establish a presence ra on social media and through targeted sponsorships and sampling at grass roots events that champion multiculturalism.
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