Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Pain Relief and Weight Management and Nutritional Foods

November 14, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, and Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Opportunities abound to meet the needs of your pain relief and weight management and nutritional foods shoppers. Cross-merchandising is an effective method to encourage impulse buys and build the market basket. HRG analysts developed cross-merchandising recommendations for departments across … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Diabetes Management and Aids for Daily Living

October 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Use these tips from our analysts to refresh your diabetes management and aids for daily living categories. by Noah Rosenthal, merchandising analyst, and Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020, roughly 26.9 million people of all ages had diagnosed diabetes in 2018. Help … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health and Baby Care

September 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Digestive Health by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst Travel is reaching pre-pandemic levels in certain segments of the travel industry. According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel spending was “roughly at 2019 levels in July, which marked the fourth consecutive month … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Prepare for the fall cold and allergy spike with the tips below. by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips 1) With 50 million sufferers in the U.S. and millions more worldwide, allergies are the 6th largest cause of chronic illness.1 The fact that allergy is the number two subcategory within independent … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care and Health Supports & Compression Supports

July 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Signage can help inform customers and cross-sell  Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts. Skin Care by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst Of the recent hand & body moisturizers & treatments launched, almost half are therapeutic.* As consumers strive to be healthy both inside and out, manufacturers continue … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care and Family Planning

June 13, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Spotlight innovation Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Build front-end sales with these tips from our category experts. Feminine Care by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst Feminine antifungal is the second largest subcategory contributor to feminine care department sales at independent pharmacy.1 Within the subcategory, one-day treatments represented 43% of items experiencing growth, as consumers seemingly prefer … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Foot Care and Oral Care

May 13, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

It’s time for a refresh of these two categories Part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Capitalize on these trends to meet customer needs and interests and increase the market basket! Foot Care by Kelly Zygowski, category analyst According to the National Library of Medicine, there are multiple studies that show up to 33% of children … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

April 12, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Beauty supplements continue to trend upward by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Create endcaps to feature popular and trending vitamins & dietary supplements. Millennials are the largest generation (overtaking Boomers in 2019),1 and their interest in supplements has evolved since the pandemic began — especially those meant to boost immunity.2 This … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

March 10, 2022By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Warmer weather is nearly here. Now is the time to update your first aid department with these tips. by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Three subcategories, wound treatments & skin relief, wound & surgical dressings, and itch treatments make up almost 60% of all first aid items experiencing an upward … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

February 14, 2022By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Keep up with the trends in hair care by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Meet customer needs with your hair care assortment. Therapeutic shampoos, conditioners, hair & scalp treatments are up nearly 32% over the prior year.1 This is a sweet spot for independent pharmacies and provides a counseling opportunity. Well-defined sections … Read More