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News and information on over-the-counter and healthcare products, merchandising and trends in the retail and community pharmacy.

The Vitamin Shoppe unveils innovative New Jersey store

The Vitamin Shoppe is opening a new store in Edgewater, N.J., with such interactive elements as on-demand digital product guides, enhanced mobile checkout, and an area to take a personalized health assessment

Hydrant + Caffeine Rapid Hydration Mix package

Hydrant adds hydrating caffeine product

The company’s Hydrant + Caffeine Rapid Hydration Mix contains 100 mg of caffeine and 200 mg of L-theanine per packet. 

Four trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry have joined forces to urge Congress to provide legal clarity regarding the CBD marketplace.

Pharmacare is adding three products to its mix that will fill in some gaps in its overall business strategy.

Children’s Tylenol Dissolve Packs

Johnson & Johnson Consumer is introducing the first new form of Children’s Tylenol in 10 years.

Zantac 150

Following a product alert from the Food and Drug Administration, CVS Pharmacy has halted sales of Zantac and its store-brand ranitidine products.

Piping Rock Health Products recently was recognized by Rite Aid for its contributions to the VMS category.

Goli apple cider vinegar gummies and VADE dissolvable protein

The winner and runner-up were chosen at the recent ECRM Vitamin, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition & Hemp Solutions session in Orlando.

Jessica Alba

Probiotic brand Culturelle is partnering with actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba for a multi-year collaboration, which is kicking off with a new ad campaign.

Products to Watch

Another month means another slew of new products that Hamacher Resource Group’s new product team had to sort through in order to pick up-and-coming products that have promise.

Skyn Get Fresh Wipes and Endurance delay spray

The Iselin, N.J.-based brand is introducing Skyn Get Fresh cleansing wipes and Skyn Endurance, a delay spray meant to improve intimate endurance. 

Social CBD Foot Renewal Cream

The Portland, Ore.-based company’s Foot Renewal Cream uses a blend of hemp extract, arnica, white willow bark and menthol to soothe feet, as well as shea butter and avocado oil to hydrate dry skin. 

Zantac pills and container.with cap open.

Hy-Vee has temporarily stopped selling OTC Zantac and Topcare brand ranitidine products, following an FDA alert that these products contain a probable human carcinogen.

Swisse Wellness’ Jelly line features portable alternatives to tablets and gummies, and the Australian clay masks help target skin health.

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