Resolution: Partner with neighborhood businesses for mutual growth

December 4, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies

By Julie Bonnell, vice president of operations, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies 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 … Read More

Stress Relief – What natural ingredients are trending

November 29, 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 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 … Read More

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

November 14, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies

By Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies 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 … Read More

Connect with the Food Allergy Community – Advice for Independent Pharmacies

November 8, 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 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 … Read More

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

October 30, 2018By 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 … Read More

Soda fountain pharmacies

October 26, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

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 … Read More

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

October 25, 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 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 … Read More

Supplements can interact with prescription medication

October 19, 2018By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

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 … Read More

How to Sell Natural Products in Your Independent Pharmacy

October 17, 2018By Articles, Independent Pharmacy

  Written by and published in Elements magazine, September 14, 2018 Now’s the perfect time for independent community pharmacies to go natural. (When it comes to front-end products.) Why? Natural is the new normal. What once was merely a niche is going mainstream. The natural and organic product industry as a whole more than doubled from 2006 to … Read More