Interesting trends in oral care

February 1, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog

By Colleen Volheim, HRG category research and analysis manager, and Megan Moyer, HRG corporate marketing manager As noted in previous blog posts in this series, new items can draw interest based on new ingredients, scents or flavors, forms, or packaging. Oral Care product launches have been shifting toward multi-packs as new items enter the market; … Read More

Honey is a tried and true ingredient in cold & allergy products

January 25, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog

By Colleen Volheim, HRG category research and analysis manager, and Megan Moyer, HRG corporate marketing manager Manufacturers who are trying to reinvigorate their HBW product or product lines will often add products with new scents or flavors, or update packaging to draw attention or new shoppers to their brand. The increase in consumer interest in … Read More

Tracking a trending scent

January 16, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog

By Colleen Volheim, HRG category research and analysis manager and Megan Moyer, HRG corporate marketing manager Skin care is a very fluid category. By that I mean, there is constant change happening. Sure, there are the brands and products that you could label legacy products – those that aren’t altered much year to year, but … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Sun Care

January 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, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Consumers recognize that sun care is a year-round need and the category has evolved in recent years with more options. See below for important updates you should make to your department. Of the adult sun protection products recently launched, two-thirds have a sun protection … Read More

Health, Beauty, and Wellness New Item Trends

January 11, 2023By Behind the Shelf Blog

by Megan Moyer, HRG corporate marketing manager New items are the lifeblood of retail. Especially those that are innovative. Innovation can take many forms. There are those products that are a new form, flavor/scent, or contain a new, highly effective ingredient. Innovative products could also be those that apply an established attribute in a different … Read More

Special Delivery

December 20, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Buyer Presentations blog series

by Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations As retailers across all industries settle into a post-COVID world, the idea of home delivery or curbside pickup has never been more important. In fact, according to an annual consumer survey by store lifecycle management company Tango conducted earlier this year, 94% of shoppers enjoy having the ability … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence

December 13, 2022By 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, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Incontinence is a delicate subject. Implement these tips to make shopping this department easier for your customers. According to Technavio, the disposable incontinence market size will grow by 3 billion USD from 2021 to 2026. You likely have a number of patients using … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Pain Relief and Weight Management and Nutritional Foods

November 14, 2022By 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, and Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Opportunities abound to meet the needs of your pain relief and weight management and nutritional foods shoppers. Cross-merchandising is an effective method to encourage impulse buys and build the market basket. HRG analysts developed cross-merchandising recommendations for departments across … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Management and Aids for Daily Living

October 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Use these tips from our analysts to refresh your diabetes management and aids for daily living categories. by Noah Rosenthal, merchandising analyst, and Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020, roughly 26.9 million people of all ages had diagnosed diabetes in 2018. Help … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health and Baby Care

September 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Digestive Health by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst Travel is reaching pre-pandemic levels in certain segments of the travel industry. According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel spending was “roughly at 2019 levels in July, which marked the fourth consecutive month … Read More