Clean label – Are you confused yet?

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Clean Label. At first the definition of this phrase sounds as if it should be a simple one – a brand without harmful (dirty) chemicals. But what is meant by “harmful” or “dirty”? Or maybe it would be better to define clean […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence

Personalizing patient care can improve customer loyalty by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Incontinence category currently ranks #7 in terms of dollar sales for independent drug. That’s down from #5 in 2017. This can be partially attributed to the discontinuation of several unisex products from major manufacturers like Kimberly-Clark. These items […]

Resolution: Partner with neighborhood businesses for mutual growth

By Julie Bonnell, vice president operations, for the Resolutions blog series Getting to know the other businesses in your area is a great way to springboard into attracting new customers. Understanding who is shopping their stores can help you refine your offerings to meet those customers’ needs and interests. Best of all, you can find ways to […]

Stress Relief – What natural ingredients are trending

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Stress is such […]

Resolution: Work with a merchandising resource to create disease-state and condition-specific endcaps

By Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Resolutions blog series Endcaps are an area of prime selling real estate in your store because they are easily found, and generally speaking, easy to shop since it’s a compact area of products. They are often used for seasonal promotions, but also can be used to gather health, beauty, and […]

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Pain Relief

A few ideas to help fight the opioid crisis by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Pain Relief ranks 4th and contributes 9.6% of dollar sales for HBW in community pharmacy.* In addition to tips this month, we offer a few ways that retailers can help fight the opioid crisis. Private Label is […]

Connect with the Food Allergy Community – Advice for Independent Pharmacies

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Approximately 15 million people in the United States have food allergies according to FARE, a leading non-profit dedicated to improving quality of life for those diagnosed with food allergies. One in every 13 kids has a food allergy and many often have […]

HealthGrowth Capital and Hamacher Resource Group Announce Partnership Dedicated to Community Pharmacies

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Independent Pharmacy, News

October 30, 2018 – HealthGrowth Capital, LLC is entering into a partnership with Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) to provide independent pharmacies with better opportunities to thrive in the growing healthcare marketplace. As part of their lending process, HealthGrowth Capital will recommend community pharmacies complete a 360° Store Assessment through HRG. A 360° Store Assessment […]

Soda fountain pharmacies

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager  Beginning in the 1800s and continuing into the 1940s and 1950s, people enjoyed carbonated beverages at their local soda fountain. Often housed together with a pharmacy, the soda fountain counter was a public space where neighbors could socialize and exchange community news. However, the popularity of […]

Shopper views on medicine help determine what products to recommend and when

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series How well do you understand the parents in your community? Are they naturally-inclined, conventional shoppers, or somewhere in between? As mentioned last summer, the answer to these questions can influence how you merchandise natural products in your pharmacy. But it can also […]