CBD is big business for pharmacies

January 30, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

  By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Is CBD on your radar? CBD – short for cannabidiol – is oil from the cannabis plant that, unlike another well-known oil (THC), does not make a person high. It is, however, purported to help with a number … Read More

Resolution:  Improve communication between pharmacy and the front end

January 24, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

  by Donna Boulieu, senior product & pricing analyst, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies blog series “They don’t understand what we go through!” “We’re busier than they are!” “Customers have complained about their service!” Have you heard these or similar comments from your employees in reference to their coworkers? Lack of positive dialogue and interactions between associates … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group Enhances its TEMPS Category Manager Program to Improve Ease of Use and Speed Implementation

January 16, 2019By Independent Pharmacy, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 16, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group has updated its TEMPS® Category Manager program, adding value in a number of areas and personalizing it to help their independent pharmacy customers get the most from the monthly merchandising tool. Many areas have been enhanced, including the Category Strategy, which contains an overview of … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 14, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

  Take advantage of new products and cross-merchandising opportunities in your Eye & Ear Care department by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Eye & Ear Care category ranks 9th and contributes 4.6% of dollar sales for HBW in community pharmacy.* The dry eye segment continues to drive category sales. Longer … Read More

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part two

January 11, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account managerIn my last post, I shared the background of Ben and Heather McNabb, a pair of pharmacists in Eastland Texas that took over their local independent pharmacy in 2015, and rebranded it as Love Oak Pharmacy as a way to connect with their community on an emotional level. … Read More

Independent Innovators – How Love Oak Pharmacy rebranded to capture the hearts of their community — part one

January 10, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC , senior marketing services account manager Want to “online-proof” your independent pharmacy? Take some advice from Ben McNabb, pharmacist and owner of Love Oak Pharmacy. From the store name to the marketing to the items on the shelves – there could not be a more thoughtful, intentional approach to growing a … Read More

Resolution: Make new resolutions for my store

January 2, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Tom Boyer, director of national accounts, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies blog series The new year is right around the corner so it’s a good time to think about resolutions you can make not only for yourself, but also for your store. Here are a few ideas for store resolutions. Get your staff more … Read More

Understanding Keto – why the lifestyle diet is relevant to pharmacies

December 27, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Some independent retailers may have a difficult time identifying what is trending across the wellness landscape or which lifestyle diets are hot, resulting in missed opportunities to connect with customers around their self-care interests. Knowing what is popular with your patient base … Read More

Resolution: Invest in my store’s infrastructure

December 20, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies

By Steve Choate, business development manager, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies blog series Do you know that nearly 10% of our country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – are considered structurally deficient and need repairs? This is according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. It would take an estimated $115 billion to bring … Read More