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Multicultural shoppers: Drug store growth opportunity

Multicultural shoppers: Drug store growth opportunity

It’s no secret that the U.S. retail landscape is experiencing one of the greatest seismic shifts in decades. Each day brings new challenges to navigate, such as consolidation, price wars, channel fragmentation and major shifts in when, where and how consumers shop. Drug stores are not immune to these dynamics, and in many cases they

Nielsen expands analytics pact with Fred’s

Nielsen expands analytics pact with Fred’s

NEW YORK — Nielsen has renewed its data insights and analytics services pact with Fred’s Inc., expanding the companies’ long-term relationship. Under the agreement, Nielsen will become the exclusive account-level data provider for Fred’s Pharmacy, covering metrics for all 601 Fred’s discount general merchandise stores in 15 states across the southeastern United States, as well

Multicultural shoppers set pace in beauty care

Multicultural shoppers set pace in beauty care

CHICAGO — While purchases by multicultural Americans over-index across beauty care categories, major brands are just now starting to look seriously at this growing consumer segment and put forth novel products to meet their needs. That is the assessment of Courtney Jones, vice president of multicultural growth and strategy at Nielsen. Higher-end and niche brands

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Across the retail space, there’s certainly no shortage of channels to help shoppers meet their health and wellness needs. While Nielsen data shows that spend per trip by drug store consumers is up slightly, the number of trips is declining. As more retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between the

Mass retailers reap benefits of beauty makeover

Mass retailers reap benefits of beauty makeover

NEW YORK — Efforts that mass market retailers started last year to brush up their beauty departments and court new shoppers are starting to register. Mass market beauty care sales rose only 2% in 2016, according to NPD Group Inc. (lower than prestige at 6%), but several categories recorded impressive results. Skin care, for example,

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

Rx switches lead allergy sufferers to OTCs

WASHINGTON — More allergy sufferers are opting for over-the-counter medicines to alleviate their symptoms as more prescription products switch to OTC status, according to new research Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Nielsen. CHPA said Thursday the study found that 60% adult allergy sufferers use only OTCs for treatment, up from just more than half

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

Retail competition continues to be fierce. According to Nielsen’s forecast, dollar sales are projected to grow only 0.9% in 2017, meaning that retailers will continue to fight each other over a pie that isn’t growing as much as they’d like. Therefore, they need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and gain more loyalty from their

In-store clinics catching on, studies find

In-store clinics catching on, studies find

NEW YORK — Findings from a pair of studies reveal positive trends for retail health clinics. A recent Harris Poll for Nielsen on patients visiting in-store clinics might hold vital information for retailers focusing on health and wellness, and a study conducted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) found retail health clinic visits

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Retailers focusing on health and wellness might want to take a closer look at retail clinic patients, according to a recent retail health care services study by Nielsen. Of more than 2,200 U.S. adults surveyed by Harris Poll for Nielsen, almost 20% said they’ve visited a retail health clinic in the last 12 months. Yet

NACDS readies Vision 2027 for Total Store Expo

NACDS readies Vision 2027 for Total Store Expo

  ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced four companies that will participate in Vision 2027, its futuristic, interactive display at the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo. NACDS said Friday that this year’s Vision participants include Li & Fung Business Intelligence, Kantar Retail, Nielsen and Shark Branding. The forward-looking Vision

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and Nielsen have refreshed their proprietary GMDC/Nielsen General Merchandise Hierarchy data set. GMDC said Wednesday that the research provides a detailed look at GM category sales and trends in the food and drug channels, as well as across all retail channels. The GM Hierarchy reports data from more than 12,900