In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it’s much better to partner than to go it alone. This was a key theme at the Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit in New York City, where industry leaders said retailers, providers, payers and technology companies need to work more closely together to improve patient journeys across a range of touchpoints.
Meeting consumer needs through purpose is key to staying competitive. Brick-and-mortar retail units must become more exciting and relevant to today’s more demanding and elusive shopper in order to survive the changing environment.
The need to bridge the gap between the pharmacy counter and the rest of the retail operation is generating more discussion across the industry at a time of changing consumer attitudes and growing competition from a wider range of retailers — both brick-and-mortar and virtual.
Chronic care management has become an all-consuming topic for retail pharmacy. It has moved beyond a niche industry topic to a high-profile, national conversation that involves healthcare costs, government policy, emerging technologies and, most importantly, daily life for millions of consumers.
The DSN PoweRx list represents nearly 80% of the total retail pharmacy business — including more than $250 billion in pharmacy sales and nearly 59,000 pharmacies. And with the rise of more consumer-centered health care, they are creating innovative programs and entering healthcare partnerships to move beyond dispensing and expand their role in the U.S. healthcare delivery system.
A new breed of drug-resistant head lice is driving a new wave of product solutions. DSN Senior Editor Michael Johnsen takes a deeper look at what retailers and suppliers are doing to combat "super bugs" in this special report.
Industry leaders talk soulful brands, doing good and operating with purpose at the third annual New General Market Summit. In this special report, DSN highlights the big ideas and best practices that emerged from the event.
Hamacher Resource Group’s New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of new products, evaluated a whopping 2,685 health, beauty and wellness items in 2016.
Basing their analysis on five criteria — product innovation, promotional support, category growth, product orientation and earning potential — HRG awarded one to three stars to 315 of those products believed to have the highest potential for success. The top 40 are listed in this special report.