Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care and Hair Coloring

February 12, 2021By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Opportunities ahead in Hair Care and Hair Coloring by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Be prepared to meet shopper demand with your hair care and coloring product assortments. Hair care products focusing on dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis continue to perform well in the independent market. Twelve of the top 15 items … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 12, 2021By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Keep your eye & ear care department current by Kelly Zygowski, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Follow these tips to refresh your eye & ear care department. Dry eye, the top performing segment in eye & ear care, continues to drive sales and grow the category. Over the past year, there have … Read More

HRG and International Paper Combine Expertise to Offer New Turnkey Service to Retailers

August 20, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — August 20, 2020 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is lending their assortment planning and placement expertise to International Paper’s (IP) Retail division to enhance their existing Multi-Vendor Program (MVP) and offer retailers the Shopper Solution Center. These free-standing retail displays are available in a variety of sizes and feature a curated … 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

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