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

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

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

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

February 13, 2024By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Cat Renwick, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Focus on therapeutic products, the sweet spot for independent pharmacies in the hair care category. 1. Within community pharmacy, the hair care category is the second most productive beauty category in both units and dollars, after skin care, according to HRG proprietary PAC data.1 … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 15, 2024By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Noah Rosenthal, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Stay up to date with the developments in the eye & ear care category so you can advise your patients on product availability. In a poll conducted by HRG among our Facebook group of independent pharmacists last spring, most respondents indicated that they are … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence and Nicotine Replacement Therapy

December 12, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Holly Ockelmann, national account analyst, and Noah Rosenthal, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Find creative ways to bring attention to these categories that don’t have innovations to promote. There haven’t been new innovations in either the nicotine replacement therapy or incontinence categories in 2023. This provides an opportunity to be creative … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes and Aids for Daily Living

October 12, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Cat Renwick, category analyst, and Noah Rosenthal, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Connect with your community to let them know about the valuable over-the-counter resources you have available. In addition to refreshing your diabetes department this month, start planning to implement an endcap for November, National Diabetes Month. Use your endcap … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

September 13, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Education can help your customers find the appropriate products to enhance their digestive health. According to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in a news release published in September of 2022, nearly 40% of Americans stopped routine activities due to uncomfortable bowel symptoms and “many … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 14, 2023By 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 Prepare for the upcoming cold & allergy season with these insights and tips to update your department. The cough drops, sore throat relief subcategory has had a sizeable increase in sales at independent pharmacies at +9.1% in the past twelve months.1 According to Technavio, … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 13, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Cat Renwick, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Read on for creative ideas to drive sales in your skin care department! In the skin care category in the independent pharmacy channel, private label is among the top five selling brands1, indicating that even in a beauty category consumers are looking for relief from … Read More