Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Digestive Health

September 13, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Take time to review your digestive health department and make the recommended updates listed below. Digestive health issues and stress levels have risen due in part to financial instability and uncertainty about the future. Heartburn, nausea, and indigestion are common digestive symptoms of increased stress levels; … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Prepare for the upcoming cold & flu season with these category tips. Cold & flu symptom reducers and cough drops & sore throat relief were two subcategories that shined during the pandemic. Cough drops & sore throat relief had a sales percentage change increase … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Therapeutic skin care is a differentiator for independent pharmacies so implement these tips to satisfy demand and boost sales. Therapeutic skin care continues to be an important player in the department. Manufacturers are introducing innovative products to address concerns like sensitive skin, eczema, and skin hydration. … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 14, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The total feminine care category has experienced slow-to-flat growth over the last several years, but 2020 was an exception due to the pandemic. Sales have accelerated versus prior years due to consumers stocking up. Manufacturers are introducing innovative and organic products that meet varying absorbency and … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips

Position your pharmacy as an oral care destination by Cat Renwick, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Carry the products that will position your store as the oral care destination for your customers. Within independent drug, oral care ranks number seven in terms of both dollar and unit sales. Oral remedies is the … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

April 12, 2021By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Emerging subcategories bring opportunities for growth by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Consumers are focusing on their own health and wellness which has led to growth in vitamins & dietary supplements. Traditionally strong winter categories like cold & allergy have seen declines in both dollar and unit sales during the pandemic, as … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

March 12, 2021By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Meet customer needs with a well planned first aid assortment by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Adjust to the increased demand for products designed to keep customers healthy and safe. Like other categories, first aid has space constraints. Two manufacturers are updating their packaging to have smaller footprints which frees up space … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care and Hair Coloring

February 12, 2021By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Opportunities ahead in Hair Care and Hair Coloring by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Be prepared to meet shopper demand with your hair care and coloring product assortments. Hair care products focusing on dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis continue to perform well in the independent market. Twelve of the top 15 items … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Eye & Ear Care

January 12, 2021By Assortment Planning and Placement, Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Keep your eye & ear care department current by Kelly Zygowski, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Follow these tips to refresh your eye & ear care department. Dry eye, the top performing segment in eye & ear care, continues to drive sales and grow the category. Over the past year, there have … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Incontinence

December 14, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Make shopping your incontinence department easy on your customers. by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Urinary incontinence affects millions of Americans. About one out of two women and one out of four men suffer urinary incontinence symptoms.1 For many consumers, this is a department that can be emotional to enter and confusing to shop. … Read More