Supplements can interact with prescription medication

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager  If you think that dietary supplements are only for those “hippie types,” think again. Seventy-one percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements according a survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). That’s almost three-quarters of your shoppers. There […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Care

Be a resource for your patients with diabetes by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Diabetes continues to be one of the greatest medical concerns for people of all ages. In terms of mortality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes ranks as the seventh leading cause of death and […]

Resolution: Understand the independent pharmacy opportunity

by Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations, for the Resolutions blog series I recently had the opportunity to present this topic at the Nicholas Hall OTC North American Conference, and confirming my suspicions, there were several key “aha” moments among the participants representing a host of consumer healthcare companies. I’d like to summarize three of the key points […]

Clean Beauty – A trend with no signs of slowing

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series There’s no governing or independent body inspecting chemicals and ingredients that go into personal care products in the U.S., and consumers are increasingly becoming aware of this. The media continues to report on the dangers of substances such as […]

Resolution: Update online content and try different tactics to drive customers to my website

by Kathy Hagen, data assets specialist, for the Resolutions blog series As a data assets specialist, I work with web content daily. On any given day, I could be entering item information, proofing or reviewing it, performing quality control on a client’s website content, or carrying out some combination of these tasks, among other responsibilities. Our Data […]

Pharmacy customers are people just like you

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager  As an independent pharmacy owner, you know your customers are more than just dollars in the register, but have you communicated that message to your staff? If not, inform your employees at your next store meeting that your customers expect more than good selection and prices. […]

Paleo Diets – Why should they matter to an independent pharmacist?

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series We’ve talked about lifestyle diets before and how they factor into a “natural lifestyle” for many people. The number of different lifestyle diets is vast, and one that has stuck around longer than many imagined is the Paleolithic or “paleo” diet. With a paleo […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

Position your Digestive Health department for maximum sales and profit potential by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Digestive Health is a large and overwhelming department for shoppers with many products that solve a variety of different digestive issues. Follow these tips to help your customers find the correct medication formulated to address […]

Resolution: Assess lighting in my store

by Colleen Volheim, category research and analysis manager, for the Resolutions blog series You may not give much thought to your store lighting, but it’s very important. Think about when you enter a place of business. What are your impressions of a dully-lit place versus a nice, bright interior? A store that isn’t well lit can look […]

Energy supplements – Do you carry these in your pharmacy?

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series The popularity of specific supplements often rises and falls in tandem with their promotion by influential bloggers, magazines, word-of-mouth, and the mainstream media. Supplements for energy are no exception. Americans are an exhausted bunch. reported that “Those only managing six hours sleep or […]