4 ways pharmacies can partner with health coaches

August 20, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, for the Step Into Natural blog series Health coaching is a growing profession. Different from a nutritionist, medical professional, or even health educator, a health coach works with people to develop goals and create healthy habits typically through one-to-one or one-to-many coaching sessions. According to marketresearch.com, there are an estimated 109,000 … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Cold & Allergy

August 12, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Tips for the top category in the independent channel by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Prepare for the upcoming cold & flu season by updating your Cold & Allergy department to ensure you’re meeting your customers’ needs. Make sure you have the appropriate space to sales allocation of brand to private label products … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Skin Care

July 15, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Skin Care is the number one beauty category in the independent channel by Kelly Zygowski, junior category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Follow these recommendations and add new products to attract shoppers to your Skin Care department. Therapeutic items are top skin care performers in the Independent class of trade, and several manufacturers have launched new … Read More

3 steps to writing a mission statement for your independent pharmacy

July 1, 2019By Brand Marketing, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager Many independent pharmacies do not have a formal mission statement. Perhaps your pharmacy never got around to it, or maybe it was an intentional decision because you didn’t think it was necessary. A mission statement formalizes your goal for your store and unifies staff so they … Read More

Do you stock nutraceuticals in your pharmacy?

June 20, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager for the Step into Natural blog series. Is the term nutraceutical familiar to you and your pharmacy staff? Do you know what products fall under the nutraceutical category? In some countries, nutraceuticals (a mash up of “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals”) are a distinct category of products derived … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Feminine Care

June 12, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Pay attention to the lifestyle needs of your feminine care shoppers by Holly Ockelmann, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips When it comes to Feminine Care, the biggest trend our analysts are seeing is women are looking for products that work with their active lifestyles and eliminate the stigma surrounding vaginal health. Use these tips to … Read More

10 Forms of Natural Sleep Products Every Pharmacist Should Know About

May 23, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Alongside diphenhydramine capsules and melatonin supplements, a new set of sleep products is vying for consumer attention, especially from your natural shoppers. Syndicated data provider, SPINS, names “better sleep” as one of the top macrotrends for 2019, as reported … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Oral Care

May 13, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Monthly Retailer Category Tips, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Follow the trends to attract shoppers to your Oral Care department by Tina Serson, merchandising analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips Implement these tips to increase sales and profits in your Oral Care department. Dry mouth treatments continue to perform extremely well within the independent drug class of trade and outpace total Oral Care sales. Forms … Read More

Resolution: Review my product assortment to determine if changes are needed

May 8, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Althea R., data assets specialist, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies blog series When was the last time you reviewed which products are lining your store’s shelves?  If you have to stop and think about that, maybe it’s time to do an assessment and a little “spring cleaning.” If not now, make it a goal for next … Read More

Fasting – A growing wellness trend pharmacists should understand

April 25, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Step into Natural

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager, for the Step into Natural blog series Fasting, the act of restricting food for a set period of time, is rapidly on the rise. In fact, intermittent fasting was the top-cited eating pattern by the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 13th annual Food and Health Survey, … Read More