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

Hamacher Resource Group Reviews Over 3,000 New Items in 2019

March 10, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 10, 2020 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG’s) New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 3,045 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2019. This number is an increase of roughly 17.7% from the 2,587 products reviewed in 2018. The number of items reviewed … 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 — Pain Relief 2019

November 14, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Pain Relief is positioned for ongoing growth by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Pain Relief is consistently a top five category in the independent pharmacy channel. Keep up with the latest launches and update your product mix to ensure you are meeting all of your customers’ needs. Almost everyone experiences some sort … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Care 2019

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

My Stitch Fix experience

September 19, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News Before I started my series focused on curated solutions, I enrolled to become part of the Stitch Fix craze. For those unfamiliar with this Wall Street darling, Stitch Fix was inspired by the new vision of a client-first, client-centric way to approach retail. … Read More

These Are the Top Front-End Items to Get on Your Pharmacy Shelves

July 16, 2019By Articles, Assortment Planning and Placement, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Written by and published in Elements magazine, June 17, 2019 In 2018, Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) evaluated a whopping 2,587 new products to determine which were most suitable for independent pharmacies. The result of the company’s rigorous review process is a surefire list of top-performing products independent pharmacies can’t afford to miss out on. “These are items … Read More