over the counter

Category Management Handbook

General Merchandise: Health Care 2016

C-store sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine were mixed in 2015, according to IRI figures. The largest segment—internal analgesics—grew units 1.3%, while dollars rose nearly 7%. Cold/allergy/sinus and gastrointestinal remedies saw gains in liquid form but lost units in tablet form.

General Merchandise/HBC

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Acquires LG Sciences

Adds to lineup of sports nutrition brands in c-stores, drug stores, other retailers

Growth in private label an opportunity for c-stores

Police department will immediately begin enforcing new ordinance

Former Kroger c-store exec one of two new directors

Expand sports nutrition supplement lineup

N.H. legislation includes increasing access to treatment services

Larger deal has hidden format-blurring, convenience-encroaching implications

Northstar announces distribution deal for anti-snoring product

CBX brand expert urges channel to “radically rethink” model, merchandise mix

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