Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

September 14, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Keep up with the latest changes in digestive health by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Cater to both routine and episodic digestive health shoppers with these tips. Most digestive health products are purchased either as a routine or when a customer is suffering from an ailment. Typically, routine shopping trips are for upper … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Preparing for the upcoming cold & allergy season by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips It’s time to update your cold & allergy department in preparation for the fall season. Cold & allergy has always been the number one OTC category in dollar sales for independent drug.* In 2020, due to COVID-19, the category … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 13, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Simplify the shopping experience in the skin care department by Kelly Zygowski, jr. category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Employ these strategies to help your customers easily find what they are looking for in your skin care department. Skin care is the number one beauty category in dollar sales in independent drug*. Due to the vast … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 15, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

These new feminine care products will drive shoppers to your store by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Add innovative products to drive customers to your store and increase sales. Feminine protection has been on the decline since fewer women are using sanitary protection due to diminishing demand, with more women entering menopause life … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 12, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Driving sales in your Oral Care department by Brett Lentz, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips New items continue to drive sales and consumer trends in Oral Care. Depending on the size of the TEMPS® planogram you receive, up to 10 new items are included in the assortment. The interdental, floss & gum care subcategory has experienced … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

April 13, 2020By 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, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Vitamins & Dietary Supplements is a category of constant change. These tips will keep your department up to date. Over the past year, most manufacturers have updated their packaging to coincide with the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size Regulations mandated by the Food … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

March 13, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

It’s time to refresh your First Aid department by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips No matter the age, gender, or race, minor cuts, scrapes, or burns are inevitable, which is why the First Aid category has consistently ranked in the top 10 departments in independent pharmacies based on dollar sales.* The wound and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

February 12, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Balance your beauty and therapeutic hair care offerings to maximize sales by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The beauty shampoos, conditioners & hair treatments subcategory is number one in Hair Care based on the sheer volume of items reporting sales, contributing over 36% of category sales.* The top-selling items within independent drug continue … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 13, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Stock the eye & ear care products your customers demand by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Eye & Ear Care is a top ten category in sales at independent pharmacies*. Be prepared to assist shoppers of this department by educating yourself about the various solutions and stocking the products your customers demand. … Read More

Easy access to category trends and tips

January 26, 2017By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, From the desk of, Independent Pharmacy, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

From the desk of Colleen Volheim, manager of Category Research and Analysis Last year we started offering new category content on our website. We analyze multiple health, beauty, and wellness (HBW) categories each month, and we are featuring trends and tips on our site for one of those reviewed categories every month. Our category research and analysis … Read More