Ulta Beauty supports BIPOC brands’ retail readiness through MUSE accelerator program

May 15, 2024By Inside Beauty Articles, Views

by Megan Moyer, corporate marketing manager, as appeared in Inside Beauty for Drug Store News Following the pivotal events of 2020, Ulta Beauty was one of many organizations that accelerated its efforts to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jessica Phillips, vice president of merchandising at Ulta Beauty, shared, “DE&I was already an important value of ours and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 13, 2024By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Promote the array of items you carry to address customers’ oral care needs, from items that support oral health to those that are designed for aesthetic enhancements. The teeth whitening market is expected to continue to grow, according to a Skyquest research report. They cite … Read More

A legacy brand broadening its base

April 17, 2024By Inside Beauty Articles, Views

by Megan Moyer, corporate marketing manager, as appeared in Inside Beauty for Drug Store News The hair care category is known for reinvention. Manufacturers update packaging, branding, and formulas as well as add to their product families often. Like other beauty categories, it’s important to innovate, keep up with trends, and stay on top of consumer preferences … Read More

HRG’s Director of Marketing Presents to Students at Carroll University

April 16, 2024By News

April 16, 2024 – Angela Nicloy, director of marketing for HRG, recently conducted a session, “Marketing in the Real World,” to undergraduate students as part of Adjunct Professor Dan Freschi’s Introduction to Business course, at the Sullivan School of Business at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Nicloy touched on the importance of knowing your audience … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

April 15, 2024By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Try specific strategies to attract the different demographic groups shopping for vitamins & dietary supplements. According to L.E.K. Consulting, baby boomers are the most frequent users of vitamins & dietary supplements (VDS), with 50% indicating they take at least one supplement a day. L.E.K.’s report also … Read More

HRG Announces Maas Added to Owners Group

March 19, 2024By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 19, 2024– HRG has announced that they have added Beth Maas, SPHR, director human resources for HRG, to the owners group, effective January 1, 2024. Maas has been with HRG since 2006. She joins Sean Grudzinski, product research and analysis manager, Steve Brester, director information technology, Julie Bonnell, vice president operations, … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

March 12, 2024By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kelly Zygowski, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Utilize various merchandising techniques to draw attention to your first aid department. There are many opportunities to cross-merchandise products from other categories into your first aid department. From foot care to pain relief to health support items, you’ll find several basket-building ideas in HRG’s … Read More

Beauty benefits: Focus on ingredients

March 11, 2024By Inside Beauty Articles, Views

by Megan Moyer, corporate marketing manager, as appeared in Inside Beauty for Drug Store News Every year, HRG conducts a review of the new health, beauty, and wellness products released to identify trends and shifts in the market. There were 632 beauty and 302 wellness items that were launched in 2023 and the first three months of … Read More

HRG Earns Great Place To Work Certification™ Second Year in a Row

March 6, 2024By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 6, 2024– HRG is proud to be certified by Great Place To Work® for the second year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on current employee feedback about their experience working at HRG. This year, responses from HRG associates determined that 88% consider it a great place to … Read More

HRG Reviews 1,634 New HBW Items in 2023

February 27, 2024By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – February 27, 2024– HRG’s new item review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, examined 1,634 new health, beauty, and wellness (HBW) items in 2023. This is a decrease of 12.8% from the 1,875 products reviewed in 2022. Of the newly introduced items in 2023, 18, … Read More