Value Stream Mapping Made Easy

August 26, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com July 25, 2019 Value stream mapping (VSM) is a business management tool that documents the steps needed to take a project from inception to customer delivery. Often associated with Lean Six Sigma practices, the tool helps users take a fresh look at established processes. As with … Read More

Creativity Begins With Observation

May 8, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com April 8, 2019 As a 30-plus-year veteran in the field of marketing and a forever student, it never ceases to amaze me how simple solutions are often right in front of our noses. Yogi Berra is credited with saying, “You can see a lot just by observing.” Observation … Read More

Honey featured in multiple products in the Future 50 new products released in 2018

May 2, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Industry Intuition

We recently completed our annual review of new items introduced in 2018 to choose the top 50 products with greatest potential for longevity for Drug Store News. In our April 2019 issue of ROI, we looked at a few of the top categories with products that featured honey released in 2017 and 2018. Seven products across multiple categories in the … Read More

HRG Attends Natural Products Expo West

March 6, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

March 6, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc., (HRG), is attending Natural Products Expo West, March 5-9, in Anaheim, CA. Julie Bonnell, vice president operations, and Steve Choate, business development manager, will be walking the show to see the newest innovations in the natural space with an eye toward brands needing assistance with retail strategy … Read More

Natural Products Expo West 2019 – What I am looking forward to

February 28, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Industry Intuition

By Julie Bonnell, vice president operations One of my greatest passions (besides spending time with my generous husband and rambunctious cats) is understanding consumer engagement with products. When I was in college, one of my undergraduate professors would boldly proclaim during design critiques, “The package is the product.” I whole heartedly espouse this assertion. As … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group and Linkage Research Release Joint Research Brief on the Natural Skin Care Marketplace

February 26, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — February 26, 2019 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. and Linkage Research & Consulting, Inc. are releasing their first co-created research brief about the growing demand for natural skin care products. The new brief, “Demand for Natural Skin Care Products Poised for Growth,” looks at both consumer attitudes about natural skin care attributes … Read More