Innovation doesn’t wait

January 22, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News December 21, 2018 For my final Drug Store News contribution for 2018, I wanted to wrap up my series on “The ideas I haven’t thought of yet,” with a focus on the topic of retail innovation. Each day there’s another headline announcing additional store closures, … Read More

A glimpse into my crystal ball

December 31, 2018By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations It almost goes without saying that the retail landscape next year will look nothing like today. And tomorrow’s consumer will be shopping entirely differently than they did yesterday. I hope this post helps you imagine the future of retail, and inspires you to make it a reality. Mobile … Read More

Wendland Marks 15 Years of Moderating at the Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit

November 21, 2018By Future of Retail, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – November 21, 2018 – Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), will moderate the “Chronic Care Patient Management” session at the Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York, NY, November 28th. This will mark … Read More

Let’s get relevant

September 24, 2018By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland,  vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News, August 24, 2018 Are you seeing what I’m seeing? An increasing number of boarded up buildings, store closing signs, and empty retail storefronts and commercial real estate. Is it true? Is brick-and-mortar really dying and are we all destined to shop online and have … Read More

Putting on a Retail Performance — Every Day

September 9, 2018By Future of Retail, Views

  By Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, July/August 2018 My teenage daughter is part of a competitive dance team which means there are many rehearsals, costumes, make-up purchases, road trips, and occasional drama. She and her team’s preparation for big events and the judging that surrounds it made me think … Read More

Lessons from a lucrative housing market

July 25, 2018By Future of Retail, Views

 By Dave Wendland for Drug Store News June 22, 2018Not unlike other communities across America, the Milwaukee metro area where I reside has been experiencing a real estate boom. Homebuyers are over-bidding on the asking prices of homes in the most desirable area of town and sellers barely have time enough to put a sign in the ground … Read More

Rearranging furniture

June 15, 2018By Future of Retail, Views

  by Dave Wendland for Drug Store News May 14, 2018 As spring approaches in Wisconsin — finally — it’s always a great time to renew, refresh, and, for me, rearrange some furniture. There’s something about a “winter arrangement” that keeps my living room chairs situated for cozier and more intimate conversations. However, come spring, I … Read More

Newfangled collaboration: part two

April 29, 2018By Future of Retail, Views

  By Dave Wendland for Drug Store News March 28, 2018 I first offered ideas on this topic a little over a year ago and remain passionate about the possibility of unlikely bedfellows creating new shopper experiences. With recent news of relationships between Kohl’s and Aldi, and Kroger and Ace, and recent innovations in the grocery channel … Read More

I’ll buy more, just give me a roadmap!

April 3, 2018By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager  There are some people who love to shop. They love the thrill of the find and relish building their own clever solutions, whether it’s their wardrobe or home furnishings. They have the time for this and trust in their ability to put together meaningful combinations. I am … Read More