Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

September 13, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Take time to review your digestive health department and make the recommended updates listed below. Digestive health issues and stress levels have risen due in part to financial instability and uncertainty about the future. Heartburn, nausea, and indigestion are common digestive symptoms of increased stress levels; … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Prepare for the upcoming cold & flu season with these category tips. Cold & flu symptom reducers and cough drops & sore throat relief were two subcategories that shined during the pandemic. Cough drops & sore throat relief had a sales percentage change increase … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Therapeutic skin care is a differentiator for independent pharmacies so implement these tips to satisfy demand and boost sales. Therapeutic skin care continues to be an important player in the department. Manufacturers are introducing innovative products to address concerns like sensitive skin, eczema, and skin hydration. … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 14, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The total feminine care category has experienced slow-to-flat growth over the last several years, but 2020 was an exception due to the pandemic. Sales have accelerated versus prior years due to consumers stocking up. Manufacturers are introducing innovative and organic products that meet varying absorbency and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Position your pharmacy as an oral care destination by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Carry the products that will position your store as the oral care destination for your customers. Within independent drug, oral care ranks number seven in terms of both dollar and unit sales. Oral remedies is the … Read More

DSCSA – 2020 deadline is rapidly approaching

May 21, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Brittany Benson, CLSSS, Lean Project and Research Specialist, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our previous posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained DSCSA and what your responsibilities are under the law. We discussed T3 documentation, suspect or illegitimate products, important dates to know, serialized products, product identifiers, and … Read More

DSCSA – Trading partner roles

April 7, 2020By 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 previous posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace  blog series, we explained what the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was and what your responsibilities are under the law. We dove into details about T3 documentation, suspect or illegitimate … Read More

Independent pharmacies and coronavirus ­– accolades and advice

March 31, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager I want to kick-off this post with a wholehearted THANK YOU! At HRG, we recognize that independent pharmacies are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. You and your staff are part of an incredible network of healthcare heroes keeping communities safe and healthy during these … Read More

DCSCA – The product identifier and data contained in it

March 20, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Preparing for Track and Trace blog series

By Brittany Benson, CLSSS, Lean Project and Research Specialist, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our previous posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and your responsibilities under the law as a dispenser. We also dove more deeply into details about T3 documentation, … Read More