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Garnier, Biofreeze top IRI 2017 H&BA Pacesetters

Garnier, Biofreeze top IRI 2017 H&BA Pacesetters

CHICAGO —Garnier Whole Blends, Biofreeze, and Herbal Essences Bio:Renew led last year’s most succesful nonfoods launches, IRI reported today. The three H&BA brands had first-year sales of $122 million, $78 million and $75 million, respectively. IRI’s 2017 New Product Pacesetters report also listed the top-selling foods and beverages, and convenience store products. Halo Top ($324.3 million), Good THiNS ($87.0 million), and Dunkin’

Today’s merchandising lacks creative spark

A small group of chain drug industry veterans met recently in Cleveland to discuss the lamentable state of innovative and creative merchandising in chain drug retailing these days. The group, consisting of some dozen retailers, suppliers and association executives, concluded that a variety of factors — most notably industry consolidation and the tendency among retailers