Hamacher Resource Group to Participate on Panel at the United Fresh Market Expo

June 6, 2017By News


Waukesha, Wisconsin – June 6, 2017 – Angela Pinkstaff, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG) director of business development, will participate on the panel, “Fresh Convenience Platforms to Meet Consumer Demands,” at the United Fresh Market Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Pinkstaff will join Jeff Lenard from the National Association of Convenience Stores, and Meg Burritt from Blue Apron, for the session on Wednesday, June 14th, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Pinkstaff will offer her perspective on how fresh produce/foods are expanding within the drug sector.

Prior to joining HRG in 2013, Pinkstaff spent nearly 10 years in the natural products channel, managing national retail accounts for two manufacturers. Earlier this year she attended Natural Products Expo West and saw how the market has expanded, largely driven by consumers who have greater awareness and commitment to choosing naturally-derived foods, beverages, and supplements. Pinkstaff said, “As the self-care movement continues to grow, drug stores and pharmacists are playing an increasingly larger role in their patients’ wellness. In order to truly influence better health outcomes, they need to have a holistic view that includes diet and nutrition. While chain drug stores have been offering fresh produce to varying degrees the past few years, they could still do more to make the connection between healthy eating and healthy living. There’s plenty of opportunity in the drug retail channel.”