HRG Marks 40 Years Serving the Retail Industry

April 1, 2020By Future of Retail, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – April 1, 2020 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is proud to celebrate its fortieth year in the retail industry in 2020. Led by president and majority owner, Dawn Vogelsang, since 2001, the company of 50+ associates is a trusted resource partner to a variety of stakeholders across the retail supply chain. … Read More

Innovative ingredients are hitting the mainstream market

December 28, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Jen Johnston, senior marketing services account manager, as seen in Chain Drug Review Ingredient trends come and go, and sometimes they have staying power. This year, five ingredients have been on my radar — elderberry, coconut oil, charcoal, melatonin and CBD. In Europe, elderberry has been used for centuries, but in the U.S. it’s been … Read More

Vogelsang and Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group Both Receive Honors

November 27, 2019By Future of Retail, Industry Intuition, News

November 27, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group’s Dawn Vogelsang, president and majority owner, and Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations and member of the owner group, recently were awarded industry honors for their expertise, contributions, and vision. Vogelsang was honored as a Top Woman in Health, Wellness, and Beauty by Drug Store News at their … Read More

‘Clean Beauty’ push

October 28, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Jen Johnston, senior marketing services account manager, as seen in Mass Market Retailers The term “clean label” has been bouncing around since at least 2010. Originally the term described foods and drinks that contained fewer — and “cleaner” — ­ingredients. This emphasis on clean ingredients has spilled over into beauty. Research by Linkage Research … Read More

My Stitch Fix experience

September 19, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News Before I started my series focused on curated solutions, I enrolled to become part of the Stitch Fix craze. For those unfamiliar with this Wall Street darling, Stitch Fix was inspired by the new vision of a client-first, client-centric way to approach retail. … Read More

The prevalence of “Do It Yourself” health care

July 27, 2019By Future of Retail, Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Chain Drug Review At the same time mindsets have shifted toward taking care of one’s personal health and wellness, the natural space has expanded and a variety of purported “better for you” and “free from” products have emerged in food, health, beauty, wellness and other lifestyle categories. … Read More