Louisiana Wholesale Drug Company Selects Hamacher Resource Group’s TEMPS Category Manager Program

  Waukesha, Wisconsin – August 16, 2016 – Louisiana Wholesale Drug Company, Inc. will be offering their independent pharmacy customers Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG) monthly TEMPS® Category Manager program. The regional drug wholesaler will be taking advantage of the merchandising portion of the program which includes category-specific planograms and assortment strategies, and new item intelligence. […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy 2016

Stock the right products for the cold and allergy season by Kyle Lentz, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips This top-selling category offers independent pharmacies tremendous opportunity. In preparation for the fall allergy season, don’t lose sight of the pill forms of popular allergy medicines. This product type has continued to experience a healthy growth rate. The […]

Organizing data – A simple task, right?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Behind the Shelf Blog, Images & Data

by Julie Bonnell Classifying a product is the simplest definition of taxonomy. The concept seems so simple, but like any simple thing, the devil is in the details. It’s really easy to say “Aspirin belongs in pain relief.” and “Fiber products belong in digestive health.” However, in doing so, what point of view (POV) are […]

Data drives business

by Julie Bonnell There is an artisanal chocolate maker in my community. His chocolates are amazing and well worth making a special trip to buy. He is also a bit of a character. He won’t let you into his shop unless he knows something about you. When you come to his shop for the first […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care 2016

Top tips for your oral care department by Kyle Lentz, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Optimize your oral care category for profitability this month by implementing the following helpful tips. Oral remedies (such as oral pain relief and dry mouth treatments) continue to drive sales for independent pharmacy. Position these products on the top shelf so […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Shaving & Grooming 2016

Time for a department update! by Kelly Zygowski, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Noteworthy insights from our review of the Shaving & Grooming category for TEMPS®  Category Manager

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid 2016

Maintain good stock levels in your first aid department all year long By Joe Michaels, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Takeaways from our 2016 first aid category review for TEMPS®  Category Manager: The Affordable Care Act has led to an increase in outpatient care and procedures, increasing the need for self-care types of products. First aid items […]

HRG Reviewed Over 2,000 New Items in 2015

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 28, 2016 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG) New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 2,404 new health, beauty, and wellness items last year. Using the company’s star rating system, the team awarded one to three stars to 237 of those products […]

HRG Announces the Top Five Categories with New Product Launch Success in 2014

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Images & Data, Manufacturers, News, Research, Wholesalers

HRG’s category research and analysis department released a snapshot of the top categories with the most successful products launched in 2014. The research identified the Top 100 at food, drug, and mass less Wal-mart (FDMx) utilizing HRG ranking in the department to determine what categories had the most new entries by percentage. Results are depicted […]

What it takes to create product images that sell

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Images & Data, Retail, Views

As seen in “My Turn” in Chain Drug Review, September 28, 2015 By Kyle Lentz Editor’s note: This is the third topic in a six-part series exploring technology and how it helps consumers manage their health and wellness. Additional subjects in the series include the user experience, taxonomy, social media, mobile health and wearable technology. […]