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

HRG Ensures Rx Can Meet Tracking Mandate

February 22, 2019By Articles, Industry Intuition, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Views

As seen in “RX/News” in Chain Drug Review, January 21, 2019 WAUKESHA, Wis. – With retail pharmacies facing a federal mandate to process, track and store drug pedi­gree data, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is rolling out a unique sys­tem help them meet their compliance requirements. The offering, licensed from Advasur and tentatively called the … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group Reviews Almost 2,600 New Items in 2018

February 19, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

  Waukesha, Wisconsin — February 19, 2019 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG’s) New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 2,587 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2018. This number is an increase of roughly 4.1% from the 2,485 new items reviewed in 2017. The … Read More

In season THIS season

February 7, 2019By Behind the Shelf Blog, Industry Intuition

by Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager  A friend of mine recently took to social media to describe an experience she had with a major mass retailer in the form of a “break-up letter.” She had a laundry list of complaints, and among the biggest was that this store is out of warm … Read More

Hamacher Resource Group’s Wendland Invited to Join GMDC’s Education Leadership Council

January 31, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 31, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group’s (HRG) vice president of strategic relations, Dave Wendland, has been asked to join Global Market Development Center’s (GMDC) Education Leadership Council (ELC). The ELC provides strategic direction for retail insights and next practices and is made up of wholesaler, distributor, retailer, supplier, and service company … Read More

Wendland to Speak at ECRM’s Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS

January 8, 2019By Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – January 8, 2019 – Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of the owners group at Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), will present “Has SKU Rationalization Become Irrelevant?” at ECRM’s Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS in Orlando, FL, Sunday, January 13th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The U.S. cosmetics industry is estimated at nearly … Read More