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

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 15, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Skin Care is the number one beauty category in the independent channel by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Follow these recommendations and add new products to attract shoppers to your Skin Care department. Therapeutic items are top skin care performers in the Independent class of trade, and several manufacturers have launched new … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 12, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Pay attention to the lifestyle needs of your feminine care shoppers by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips When it comes to Feminine Care, the biggest trend our analysts are seeing is women are looking for products that work with their active lifestyles and eliminate the stigma surrounding vaginal health. Use these tips to … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 13, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Follow the trends to attract shoppers to your Oral Care department by Tina Serson, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Implement these tips to increase sales and profits in your Oral Care department. Dry mouth treatments continue to perform extremely well within the independent drug class of trade and outpace total Oral Care sales. Forms … Read More

This Classic Retail Tactic Boosts Front-End Pharmacy Sales

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

Written by and published in Elements magazine, March 15, 2019 As margins behind the counter continue to decline, independent pharmacies are looking to remedy their profit pains. And pharmacy retail experts are prescribing a simple front-end treatment: cross merchandising. “Cross merchandising is a tactic that can increase sales, if pharmacies do it right and are consistent and committed … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

April 12, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Take the time to update this high-profit-margin category by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The estimated profit margin for the Vitamins & Dietary Supplements category is 38.5%-45.6%. Make the most of this top-performing category and its high margins by following the tips below. Nationally, the gummy trend within the Vitamins & Dietary … Read More