Hamacher Resource Group Reviews Over 3,000 New Items in 2019

March 10, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 10, 2020 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG’s) New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 3,045 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2019. This number is an increase of roughly 17.7% from the 2,587 products reviewed in 2018. The number of items reviewed … Read More

Stop fighting, start inviting

February 10, 2020By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News “Stop fighting, start inviting.” Perhaps this mantra that I dreamt up during the recent Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit was a bit too harsh and suggested that outright “fighting” was occurring across our industry. But, to be honest, throughout my nearly three decades working … Read More

Wendland Marks 16 Years of Moderating at the Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit

December 2, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — December 2, 2019 — Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), will moderate the “Chronic Care” session at the Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit at The Marriott Marquis in New York, NY, December 4th. This will mark the sixteenth year … Read More

Vogelsang and Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group Both Receive Honors

November 27, 2019By Future of Retail, Industry Intuition, News

November 27, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group’s Dawn Vogelsang, president and majority owner, and Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations and member of the owner group, recently were awarded industry honors for their expertise, contributions, and vision. Vogelsang was honored as a Top Woman in Health, Wellness, and Beauty by Drug Store News at their … Read More

New product launches can benefit from a step-wise approach

September 28, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Jen Johnston, senior marketing services account manager, as seen in Chain Drug Review Today’s product landscape is highly competitive. Speed-to-market continues to be an important product launch factor, but it isn’t everything. Often, overly eager companies introduce a new CPG item too quickly while overlooking critical steps that could prevent costly mistakes. In fact, according … Read More

Partnering: More Crucial Than Ever

August 28, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Megan Moyer, senior marketing communications specialist, as seen in Mass Market Retailers This isn’t a new or novel recommendation — it’s been suggested for years, long before Amazon became one of the driving forces for innovation in retail. Now, however, it seems even more critical to success and winning customers and sales. For the … Read More

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

To thrive today, retailers must be innovative, nimble

July 28, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Jen Johnston, senior marketing services account manager, as seen in Mass Market Retailers The retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Consumer expectations related to technology, novelty, convenience and experience are driving the movement. Those businesses that refuse to innovate are being met with dwindling profits and store closures. However, many stores are taking informed leaps … Read More

The prevalence of “Do It Yourself” health care

July 27, 2019By Future of Retail, Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Chain Drug Review At the same time mindsets have shifted toward taking care of one’s personal health and wellness, the natural space has expanded and a variety of purported “better for you” and “free from” products have emerged in food, health, beauty, wellness and other lifestyle categories. … Read More