DSCSA and serialized product packaging

November 20, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Donna Boulieu, senior product & strategic pricing analyst, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our last two posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained what the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was and what, as a dispenser, your responsibilities are under the law. We also dove more … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Pain Relief

November 14, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Pain Relief is positioned for ongoing growth by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Pain Relief is consistently a top five category in the independent pharmacy channel. Keep up with the latest launches and update your product mix to ensure you are meeting all of your customers’ needs. Almost everyone experiences some sort … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Care

October 11, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Offer your diabetes customers solutions for all of their needs by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Diabetes Care is the top category in sales at independent pharmacies and the disease affects approximately 30 million individuals. Take time to ensure you have the products and services to meet all of your diabetes customers’ needs. … Read More

Has your pharmacy embraced natural beauty?

September 17, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the  Step into Natural blog series You are likely already carrying the big-name skin care brands which is important for your front-end, but have you investigated the growing segment of natural beauty products? Natural skin care is one of the segments growing in popularity. A recent … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

September 12, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Capitalize on trends to serve your customers and maximize sales by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Digestive Health is a top category in sales at independent pharmacies. These tips will help you keep the department fresh and meet demand. Some of the influences affecting the Digestive Health category include consumers self-treating, aging, and … Read More

4 ways pharmacies can partner with health coaches

August 20, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, for the Step Into Natural blog series Health coaching is a growing profession. Different from a nutritionist, medical professional, or even health educator, a health coach works with people to develop goals and create healthy habits typically through one-to-one or one-to-many coaching sessions. According to marketresearch.com, there are an estimated 109,000 … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Tips for the top category in the independent channel by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Prepare for the upcoming cold & flu season by updating your Cold & Allergy department to ensure you’re meeting your customers’ needs. Make sure you have the appropriate space to sales allocation of brand to private label products … 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

3 steps to writing a mission statement for your independent pharmacy

July 1, 2019By Brand Marketing, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager Many independent pharmacies do not have a formal mission statement. Perhaps your pharmacy never got around to it, or maybe it was an intentional decision because you didn’t think it was necessary. A mission statement formalizes your goal for your store and unifies staff so they … Read More