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

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Vitamins & Dietary Supplements

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

Take the time to update this high-profit-margin category by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The estimated profit margin for the Vitamins & Dietary Supplements category is 38.5%-45.6%. Make the most of this top-performing category and its high margins by following the tips below. Nationally, the gummy trend within the Vitamins & Dietary … Read More

Resolution: Plan to change endcaps every month

April 9, 2019By Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Althea R., data assets associate, for the Resolutions for Independent Pharmacies blog series Just like some wardrobes are changed out with the varying seasons, store displays need to be as well to keep things fresh. Your endcaps are highly visible locations that should be changed often. You can plan around holidays, events, or come up with something … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — First Aid

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

Don’t overlook this important top 10 category in independent pharmacy by Tara Kaifesh, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips First Aid is a top 10 category in the independent pharmacy channel. Use these tips to help meet the needs of your customers. Private label sales are a key component to the success of your First … Read More

Monthly Retailer Category Tips — Hair Care

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

New items continue to drive sales in hair care by Kyle Lentz, category analyst, part of Monthly Retailer Category Tips The Hair Care category is the number two beauty category in ranked independent pharmacy dollar sales*. Executing the ideas below will promote sales in this department and attract new shoppers. Natural ingredient trends continue to drive sales … Read More