On Trend: Adaptogens and Turmeric

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Step into Natural

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series If your pharmacy is currently or planning on diving deeper into natural products, it is important to be aware of the current ingredient and product trends to maximize potential sales. This month I will introduce you to adaptogenic herbs, […]

Hamacher Resource Group’s Wendland to Present at Nicholas Hall’s North American OTC Conference

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – June 13, 2018 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG) Dave Wendland will be presenting “Independent Pharmacy Opportunity: Myth or Reality” at Nicholas Hall’s North American OTC Conference on Wednesday June 20th in Morristown, NJ. Wendland, HRG’s vice president, strategic relations, will be dissecting the opportunity at independent pharmacies by debunking five myths: […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

Carry all product forms to increase shoppers’ market basket by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Feminine Care category has remained relatively flat over the last three years within independent drugstores; however there is one subcategory that has continued to grow year upon year and that is pantiliners. Over three quarters of […]

Low-FODMAP and retail pharmacy: what you need to know

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Step into Natural

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States, and about two in three IBS sufferers are female. One way of eating that […]

Hamacher Resource Group’s Wendland to Moderate at the Front-end Forum of HDA’s Business Leadership Conference

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – June 5, 2018 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG) Dave Wendland will be moderating the Front-end Forum at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance’s (HDA) annual Business Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, on Monday June 11th. Wendland, vice president, strategic relations at HRG, will once again be orchestrating a panel of independent pharmacy […]

Resolution: Update online content and try different tactics to drive customers to my website

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Resolutions

by Kathy Hagen, data assets specialist, for the Resolutions blog series As a data assets specialist, I work with web content daily. On any given day, I could be entering item information, proofing or reviewing it, performing quality control on a client’s website content, or carrying out some combination of these tasks, among other responsibilities. Our Data […]

Resolution: Reward my loyal shoppers

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Resolutions

by Althea R., data assets specialist, for the Resolutions blog series Nowadays, it seems that most large retailers have reward programs for their customers. Have you ever seen someone who has whipped a ring of reward keycards out of their purse or pocket? OK, I’ll admit it, I am one of those people. But what about smaller […]

So Many Certifications: Non-GMO Project, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Vegan, USDA Organic, and EWG Verified

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Step into Natural

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series It seems like every natural product has a handful of certifications, verifications, accreditations, or approvals, typically illustrated on the package through the use of symbols or icons. Brands include these icons to gain credibility among consumers, and it seems […]

Home health care and community pharmacy: Do I need to invest in staff development?

by Megan Moyer, senior marketing communications specialist, for the Home Health Care Opportunity blog series If you’ve been following this blog series, trying to determine if home health care is a worthwhile investment for your store and customers, we’re past the halfway point. By now, you have discovered your pharmacy’s competitive edge; decided how much space to […]

Resolution: Use endcaps to your benefit!

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Resolutions

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, for the Resolutions blog series Endcaps are some of the most beneficial yet highly underutilized sections within your pharmacy. Highly effective and timely endcaps coincide with seasonal activities and offer your customers one-stop-shopping for the products they expect to find during that time of year. A prime example of a beneficial endcap is […]

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