Independent pharmacies and coronavirus ­– accolades and advice

March 31, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager I want to kick-off this post with a wholehearted THANK YOU! At HRG, we recognize that independent pharmacies are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. You and your staff are part of an incredible network of healthcare heroes keeping communities safe and healthy during these … Read More

DCSCA – The product identifier and data contained in it

March 20, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Preparing for Track and Trace blog series

By Brittany Benson, CLSSS, Lean Project and Research Specialist, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our previous posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and your responsibilities under the law as a dispenser. We also dove more deeply into details about T3 documentation, … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

March 13, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

It’s time to refresh your First Aid department by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips No matter the age, gender, or race, minor cuts, scrapes, or burns are inevitable, which is why the First Aid category has consistently ranked in the top 10 departments in independent pharmacies based on dollar sales.* The wound and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

February 12, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Balance your beauty and therapeutic hair care offerings to maximize sales by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The beauty shampoos, conditioners & hair treatments subcategory is number one in Hair Care based on the sheer volume of items reporting sales, contributing over 36% of category sales.* The top-selling items within independent drug continue … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 13, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Stock the eye & ear care products your customers demand by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Eye & Ear Care is a top ten category in sales at independent pharmacies*. Be prepared to assist shoppers of this department by educating yourself about the various solutions and stocking the products your customers demand. … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence 2019

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