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

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