Supporting veterans can happen in ways you’d never imagine

By Gail Konrath, accounting and facilities manager, for the Tradition of Giving blog series Being separated from loved ones for long periods of time, emotional struggles, and becoming wounded in battle are just some of the things our service men and women go through. They truly sacrifice so much to keep our country safe. It was with […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

Take advantage of new products and cross-merchandising opportunities in your Eye & Ear Care department by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Eye & Ear Care category ranks 9th and contributes 4.6% of dollar sales for HBW in community pharmacy.* The dry eye segment continues to drive category sales. Longer life […]

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part two

By Jen Johnston, CHHC , senior marketing services account manager In my last post, I shared the background of Ben and Heather McNabb, a pair of pharmacists in Eastland Texas that took over their local independent pharmacy in 2015, and rebranded it as Love Oak Pharmacy as a way to connect with their community on an emotional […]

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part one

By Jen Johnston, CHHC , senior marketing services account manager Want to “online-proof” your independent pharmacy? Take some advice from Ben McNabb, pharmacist and owner of Love Oak Pharmacy. From the store name to the marketing to the items on the shelves – there could not be a more thoughtful, intentional approach to growing a […]

Giving back comes from a place of goodness inside each of us

By Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Tradition of Giving blog series While more than a year has passed since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck terror in my home island of Puerto Rico, the clean-up efforts are still underway. In January of 2018, I and five of my co-workers (plus two spouses), including our company president, traveled […]

Resolution: Make new resolutions for my store

by Tom Boyer, director of national accounts, for the Resolutions  blog series The new year is right around the corner so it’s a good time to think about resolutions you can make not only for yourself, but also for your store. Here are a few ideas for store resolutions. Get your staff more engaged. Whether […]

A glimpse into my crystal ball

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations It almost goes without saying that the retail landscape next year will look nothing like today. And tomorrow’s consumer will be shopping entirely differently than they did yesterday. I hope this post helps you imagine the future of retail, and inspires you to make it a reality. Mobile […]

Fixture assembly materials and videos – part one

From the desk of Julie Massey, visual assets manager, for the Focus on Fixtures blog series Many of our fixture coordination clients are in need of a solution that goes beyond the practical processes of providing stores, brands, or fixture companies with the space planning and planograms necessary to produce, ship, and install a new configuration. They often […]

Understanding Keto – why the lifestyle diet is relevant to pharmacies

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Some independent retailers may have a difficult time identifying what is trending across the wellness landscape or which lifestyle diets are hot, resulting in missed opportunities to connect with customers around their self-care interests. Knowing what is popular with your patient base […]

‘Twas the Hour Before Opening

by Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations ‘Twas the hour before opening when all through the store, several creatures were stirring; the locks were on doors. The stocking was done on the store shelves with care, in hope that consumers soon would be there. The pharmacist was busily preparing some scripts. The clerks were in […]