How retailers can appeal to minimalists

May 15, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

  by Jen Johnston, CHHC,  senior marketing services account manager, Minimalism — the intentional act of de-owning possessions in order to achieve happiness — has been receiving a lot of press lately. What began as the Voluntary Simplicity movement in the 1980s, exploded in the 2010’s due to the popularity of blogs like The Minimalists, Becoming … Read More

Consumers demand curated solutions

April 15, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News As retail undergoes dramatic changes, stores are struggling to figure out how to quickly right the ship. The decline in traffic and rise in e-commerce are putting pressure on traditional brick-and-mortar stores, causing many to adopt a strategy that creates personalized experiences for … Read More

HRG Attends NG Retail Summit

April 2, 2019By Future of Retail, News

April 2, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc., (HRG), is attending NG Retail Summit, April 8-10, in Denver, CO. Dawn Vogelsang, president, and Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, will be meeting with senior retail decision-makers to determine how HRG can assist them in meeting their goals as it relates to retail strategy execution, assortment … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group and GMDC Present Selfcare Roadmap During the Associated Wholesale Grocers Innovation Showcase and Annual Meeting  

March 21, 2019By Future of Retail, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — March 21, 2019 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) are presenting “Healthcare is Becoming Selfcare” at the Associated Wholesale Grocers Innovation Showcase and Annual Meeting, in Overland Park, KS, Monday, March 25th, from 3:00 – 3:25  p.m. Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of … Read More

Predictive Analytics For Retail: What Lies Ahead?

March 12, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com February 12, 2019 Although I’m not certain that they all were “Robert Wendland originals,” my late father had many witticisms to which I credit him. With impeccable timing, a simple, pithy phrase would be spoken that was not only appropriate for the moment but also stuck … Read More

All companies need to be technology companies

January 28, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

  By Shawn Theesfeld, application development manager A few weeks ago, prior to traveling to CES, I wrote about what I was looking forward to viewing, testing, learning, and discussing. I was interested in seeing the progress in interactive deliverables (VR, AR, holographic displays, etc.), technology support for personal shopping, blockchain and other technologies for … Read More

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