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

Modern Day Fortune Tellers

January 20, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, November/December 2018 Predicting the future has never been delivered with a 100 percent guarantee, yet countless palm readers, crystal ball gazers, and tarot card experts have made a living from it. In fact, knowing what has not yet happened is some-thing I believe virtually everyone … 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

The time is right for a new approach to fixture sets and resets

November 2, 2018By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Mass Market Retailer Adjustments to traditional approaches of beauty fixture sets and resets have become necessary to adapt to the new normal of today’s experiential-driven retail market. This was unanimously confirmed by attendees of the recent SHOP! Association Business Leader Forum, where Hamacher Resource Group presented “Producer Savings Through … Read More

Who’s on top for acne active ingredients?

October 31, 2018By Behind the Shelf Blog, Industry Intuition

By Julie Bonnell, vice president operations As we learned during our annual review of the Skin Care category, the facial & body acne medications subcategory experienced a high growth rate of 4.0% in terms of profit and dollars in the independent pharmacy channel1. Acne creams, gels, lotions, and patches is a lucrative segment with an average … Read More

Making waves

October 22, 2018By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News I’ve been pondering something. What if a business had a fitness tracker (e.g., Fitbit) gauging its activity? Although that may sound rather ridiculous, here are a few factors that I feel should be evaluated and monitored. Busyness versus good business Numerous companies seem … Read More