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

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Prepare for the fall cold and allergy spike with the tips below. by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips 1) With 50 million sufferers in the U.S. and millions more worldwide, allergies are the 6th largest cause of chronic illness.1 The fact that allergy is the number two subcategory within independent … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care and Health Supports & Compression Supports

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

Signage can help inform customers and cross-sell  Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts. Skin Care by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst Of the recent hand & body moisturizers & treatments launched, almost half are therapeutic.* As consumers strive to be healthy both inside and out, manufacturers continue … Read More

Betting on Beauty

July 8, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog

By Megan Moyer, corporate marketing manager I’ve been writing articles about the beauty industry once a month for the past year for Drug Store News’ Inside Beauty e-newsletter. HRG has been in the health, beauty, and wellness segment of the retail industry since its inception. In the 12 years I’ve worked for the company, our … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care and Family Planning

June 13, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Spotlight innovation Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts. Feminine Care by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst Feminine antifungal is the second largest subcategory contributor to feminine care department sales at independent pharmacy.1 Within the subcategory, one-day treatments represented 43% of items experiencing growth, as consumers seemingly prefer … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group’s Pet Merchandising 101

June 2, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog

by Colleen Volheim, category research & analysis manager, written for ECRM in support of their Pet Program We all love those big puppy dog or kitty eyes or the soothing aura of an aquarium full of colorful fish. As an estimated 95% of American pet owners consider their pets family members, opportunities abound for retailers … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Foot Care and Oral Care

May 13, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

It’s time for a refresh of these two categories Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Capitalize on these trends to meet customer needs and interests and increase the market basket! Foot Care by Kelly Zygowski, category analyst According to the National Library of Medicine, there are multiple studies that show up to 33% of children … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

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

Beauty supplements continue to trend upward by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Create endcaps to feature popular and trending vitamins & dietary supplements. Millennials are the largest generation (overtaking Boomers in 2019),1 and their interest in supplements has evolved since the pandemic began — especially those meant to boost immunity.2 This … Read More

Proactive vs. reactive – pharmacies that thrive

February 21, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst 2020 and 2021 provided unique challenges for smaller, independent pharmacies. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that a proactive approach vs. a reactive approach can have a positive impact on business.  Now, no one can predict the future, and sometimes, like in the case of unforeseen circumstances, a reactive … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

February 14, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Keep up with the trends in hair care by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Meet customer needs with your hair care assortment. Therapeutic shampoos, conditioners, hair & scalp treatments are up nearly 32% over the prior year.1 This is a sweet spot for independent pharmacies and provides a counseling opportunity. Well-defined sections … Read More