Supporting veterans can happen in ways you’d never imagine

By Gail Konrath, accounting and facilities manager, for the Tradition of Giving blog series Being separated from loved ones for long periods of time, emotional struggles, and becoming wounded in battle are just some of the things our service men and women go through. They truly sacrifice so much to keep our country safe. It was with […]

Hamacher Resource Group Enhances its TEMPS Category Manager Program to Improve Ease of Use and Speed Implementation

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Independent Pharmacy, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 16, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group has updated its TEMPS® Category Manager program, adding value in a number of areas and personalizing it to help their independent pharmacy customers get the most from the monthly merchandising tool. Many areas have been enhanced, including the Category Strategy, which contains an overview of […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

Take advantage of new products and cross-merchandising opportunities in your Eye & Ear Care department by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Eye & Ear Care category ranks 9th and contributes 4.6% of dollar sales for HBW in community pharmacy.* The dry eye segment continues to drive category sales. Longer life […]

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part two

By Jen Johnston, CHHC , senior marketing services account manager In my last post, I shared the background of Ben and Heather McNabb, a pair of pharmacists in Eastland Texas that took over their local independent pharmacy in 2015, and rebranded it as Love Oak Pharmacy as a way to connect with their community on an emotional […]

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part one

By Jen Johnston, CHHC , senior marketing services account manager Want to “online-proof” your independent pharmacy? Take some advice from Ben McNabb, pharmacist and owner of Love Oak Pharmacy. From the store name to the marketing to the items on the shelves – there could not be a more thoughtful, intentional approach to growing a […]

Wendland to Speak at ECRM’s Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Brand Marketing, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 8, 2019 – Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), will present “Has SKU Rationalization Become Irrelevant?” at ECRM’s Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS in Orlando, FL, Sunday, January 13th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The U.S. cosmetics industry is estimated at nearly […]

Giving back comes from a place of goodness inside each of us

By Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Tradition of Giving blog series While more than a year has passed since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck terror in my home island of Puerto Rico, the clean-up efforts are still underway. In January of 2018, I and five of my co-workers (plus two spouses), including our company president, traveled […]

Resolution: Make new resolutions for my store

by Tom Boyer, director of national accounts, for the Resolutions  blog series The new year is right around the corner so it’s a good time to think about resolutions you can make not only for yourself, but also for your store. Here are a few ideas for store resolutions. Get your staff more engaged. Whether […]

A glimpse into my crystal ball

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations It almost goes without saying that the retail landscape next year will look nothing like today. And tomorrow’s consumer will be shopping entirely differently than they did yesterday. I hope this post helps you imagine the future of retail, and inspires you to make it a reality. Mobile […]

Fixture assembly materials and videos – part one

From the desk of Julie Massey, visual assets manager, for the Focus on Fixtures blog series Many of our fixture coordination clients are in need of a solution that goes beyond the practical processes of providing stores, brands, or fixture companies with the space planning and planograms necessary to produce, ship, and install a new configuration. They often […]