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August 8, 2013

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

August 8, 2013

Numbers can be deceiving in the baby category. While overall category sales are down, the drug channel is seeing nice increases in specific segments within the category. The numbers suggest that drug retailers could be missing an opportunity.

August 8, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has created an innovative product called Vetscription PetSTOP! behavior correction spray for dogs and cats to help modify destructive or aggressive behavior.

August 8, 2013

Pennsylvania last month became the 29th state to employ the National Precursor Log Exchange in the fight against the diversion of products containing pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. State No. 30, Delaware, is expected to sign real-time stop sale technology into law this summer.

August 8, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a new series of exclusive reports that analyzes the impact of trade promotion activity on various front-end merchandising categories — DSN Promo Watch.

August 8, 2013

The pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter has not killed the greeting card and gift wrap category.

August 8, 2013

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

August 8, 2013

Man, am I sick of that cornball phrase; as if everybody who ever goes to Las Vegas has some kind of rock star night, like lost footage from one of the "Hangover" trilogy movies.

August 8, 2013

There hasn't been a lot of growth in intimacy health lately, with the exception of intimacy enhancement devices, which are up 16.5% to a relatively small $26.2 million base for the 52 weeks ended June 16, according to IRI. But there is plenty of opportunity to drive growth into the category moving forward, especially with the Millennials entering the marketplace.

July 12, 2013

Prestige Brands is the first over-the-counter manufacturer to adopt an "energy shot" format in an effort to infuse differentiation into the brand.

July 12, 2013

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.

July 12, 2013

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, meeting the beauty needs of ethnic shoppers continues to become increasingly vital and, as evidenced by the influx of new products, manufacturers are taking note and heeding the call.

July 12, 2013

Looking to further innovate the at-home gel manicure market, Red Carpet Manicure has developed the first at-home light-activated nail treatments.

July 12, 2013

Candle-Lite will introduce two new Entenmann's scented candle flavors, Chocolate Whoopie Pie and Red Velvet Cupcake, in time for the fourth-quarter holiday-selling season.

July 12, 2013

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

July 12, 2013

After a strong performance for several years, sales of sports drinks are showing some fatigue.

July 12, 2013

Attendees of the GMDC/FMI Health and Wellness @Retail 2013 conference held May 31 to June 3 in San Antonio were treated to live coverage of the event courtesy of a special series of daily print editions of DSN produced on site at the conference.

July 12, 2013

Hearing aid and coin batteries are outperforming other battery segments. Fueled by an aging population that is more willing than ever before to wear hearing aids, the hearing aid battery segment has continued to grow over the last several years.

July 12, 2013

I have been thinking about this column for a long time — the quintessential advice for how to work NACDS Total Store Expo next month. This morning I had one of those Hunter S. Thompson "eureka" moments.

July 12, 2013

Consumers have a brand new way to enjoy the trademark Snickers combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat.

July 12, 2013

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.

July 12, 2013

In recent months, several manufacturers have come to the table with new, solution-based formulas that lean more toward treatments to battle such ailments as thinning hair and sensitive scalp.

July 12, 2013

Dietary supplement product lines with the strongest growth in overall consumer bases include vitamins B and D, multivitamins and melatonin, the popular supplement that helps regulate sleep cycles, according to the latest TABS Group 2013 Annual Vitamin Study released in May.

July 12, 2013

The mail-order meal-replacement program Nutrisystem has been making headway into the retail market through its expanding distribution agreement with Walmart.

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