Hamacher Resource Group Provides Data and Images for Drug Store News’ Emerging Brands Special Report

June 8, 2017By News


June 8, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Drug Store News has published a special report, Emerging Brands, powered by Hamacher Resource Group Inc.’s (HRG) images and data. The report is part of the May issue and can also be found online.

HRG analysts reviewed over 2,600 new health, beauty, and wellness products in 2016. The emerging brands were identified using their unbiased, weighted review of promotional support, product innovation, importance to community pharmacy, and earning as well as category growth potential, to determine future performance. Colleen Volheim, HRG category research & analysis manager, reviewed key sales indicators and distribution within community pharmacies to select the new items trending to be the top 40 performers.

HRG’s vast database of HBW CPG products is the source of solutions for various supply chain clients. It contains a multitude of item attributes including UPCs/GTINs, directions for use, product dimensions and digital images, unit of measure, ingredients, and many other discrete snippets of information. Data can be used to improve the shopping experience on an e-commerce site, provide insights about competing products, and populate a pharmacy’s POS system or a wholesaler’s online ordering system, to name a few.