Patient Views – August 2013 Methodology
AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from July 10 to 16, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth’s national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 512 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and have a child in school (i.e., elementary, middle or high school) or college.
All data is self-reported and not validated.
Below is the demographic breakdown of the respondents and their behavior:
Primary shopper in household
Geographic distribution of sample
Respondents represent a national sample across 39 states.
Rite Aid’s Thompson honored
LAS VEGAS — IMS Health VP of supplier services Jim Hunter and IMS VP of industry relations Doug Long on Monday presented Rite Aid EVP of pharmacy Robert Thompson with IMS’ Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award at the NACDS Total Store Expo here.
Beiersdorf sees solid sales in first half of 2013
HAMBURG, Germany — Global skin care brand Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea and Eurcerin, reported that, for the first half of 2013, it continued to progress well with solid sales growth in both business segments — Consumer and tesa.
Group sales rose by 6.6% organically, and in nominal terms by 3.3%, from €3.062 billion to €3.163 billion. The operating result (EBIT) excluding special factors reached €434 million, an increase of 11.2%, representing a significantly improved EBIT margin of 13.7% (previous year: 12.7%).
Consolidated after-tax profit rose to €287 million, the company stated.
In the consumer business segment, organic sales increased 6.5% in the first six months of 2013. In nominal terms, sales increased by 3.1%, from €2.561 billion to €2.641 billion. In terms of organic sales growth by brand, Nivea grew by 6.8%, Eucerin by 12% and La Prairie by 5.3%.
EBIT, excluding special factors, increased to €351 million compared with €327 million in the previous year representing an improvement in the EBIT margin from last year’s 12.8% to 13.3%.
By region, organic sales were mixed but in North America sales were up 4.3%.
Looking ahead, Beiersdorf is targeting group sales growth of 5% to 6% for the full-year 2013 with a consolidated EBIT margin from operations of 12% to 13%.
In the consumer business segment, Beiersdorf is predicting sales growth of 5% to 6% for 2013 and overall market growth of 3% to 4%. The EBIT margin from operations is expected to exceed 12%.