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

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