Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence

December 12, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

The number afflicted with incontinence is growing rapidly by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The adult incontinence market continues to grow. Make sure you are serving your patients who are trying to manage this condition. The number afflicted with incontinence is growing rapidly due to health conditions that increase the risk of urinary … Read More

DSCSA and serialized product packaging

November 20, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Donna Boulieu, senior product & strategic pricing analyst, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our last two posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained what the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was and what, as a dispenser, your responsibilities are under the law. We also dove more … Read More

Kept in the Dark

October 30, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog

by Dave Wendland During a recent GMDC-sponsored industry event, Retail Tomorrow, a unique opportunity was presented to the approximate 90 participants. It was a dinner event like no other and something I have reflected on and shared with many. The event was sponsored by IMS Trading and its founder, Isaac Shapiro. IMS Trading is parent … Read More

Seeking sleep in the culture of wellness — Retail trends to watch

October 24, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Culture of Wellness

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Culture of Wellness blog series Americans are a tired bunch. The search phrase “sleep better” has been steadily rising for the last 15 years, according to Google Trends. What might be driving this quest for sleep? Chalk it up to our stressed-out, modern lifestyles combined with … Read More

Resolution: Commit to educating healthcare providers about your brand

October 16, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Brand Marketing, Resolutions

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing communications account manager, for the Resolutions blog series Convincing consumers to buy your health, beauty, or wellness product is your company’s ultimate goal. Effectively marketing your product to shoppers is just the beginning, however. Advertisements, coupons, and social media can certainly do a lot for a brand’s exposure, and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Care

October 11, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Offer your diabetes customers solutions for all of their needs by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Diabetes Care is the top category in sales at independent pharmacies and the disease affects approximately 30 million individuals. Take time to ensure you have the products and services to meet all of your diabetes customers’ needs. … Read More

Turning the Town Teal for WOCA

September 30, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Tradition of Giving

By Cindy Eichstaedt, data specialist, for the Tradition of Giving blog series For as long as I can remember, and I have worked here a long time, HRG has always been a generous company to work for and that generosity has been the heart of our culture. There are almost always charitable activities happening in and out … Read More

The fight for MADD

September 23, 2019By Acts of Kindness, Behind the Shelf Blog, Tradition of Giving

By Althea R., data specialist, for the Tradition of Giving blog series September 29, 1988 was a day that forever changed my life. My mother was struck and killed on her way home from work in a Chicago suburb by a repeat offender drunk driver. While I don’t remember a lot from then, I do know that … Read More