HRG Marks 40 Years Serving the Retail Industry

April 1, 2020By Future of Retail, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – April 1, 2020 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is proud to celebrate its fortieth year in the retail industry in 2020. Led by president and majority owner, Dawn Vogelsang, since 2001, the company of 50+ associates is a trusted resource partner to a variety of stakeholders across the retail supply chain. … Read More

Independent pharmacies and coronavirus ­– accolades and advice

March 31, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

By Jen Johnston, CHHC, senior marketing services account manager I want to kick-off this post with a wholehearted THANK YOU! At HRG, we recognize that independent pharmacies are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. You and your staff are part of an incredible network of healthcare heroes keeping communities safe and healthy during these … Read More

DCSCA – The product identifier and data contained in it

March 20, 2020By Behind the Shelf Blog, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Preparing for Track and Trace blog series

By Brittany Benson, CLSSS, Lean Project and Research Specialist, for the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series In our previous posts in the Preparing for Track and Trace blog series, we explained the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and your responsibilities under the law as a dispenser. We also dove more deeply into details about T3 documentation, … 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

Hamacher Resource Group Reviews Over 3,000 New Items in 2019

March 10, 2020By Assortment Planning and Placement, Industry Intuition, News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – March 10, 2020 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.’s (HRG’s) New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of products suitable for the independent pharmacy channel, evaluated 3,045 new health, beauty, and wellness items in 2019. This number is an increase of roughly 17.7% from the 2,587 products reviewed in 2018. The number of items reviewed … 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

Stop fighting, start inviting

February 10, 2020By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News “Stop fighting, start inviting.” Perhaps this mantra that I dreamt up during the recent Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit was a bit too harsh and suggested that outright “fighting” was occurring across our industry. But, to be honest, throughout my nearly three decades working … Read More

How to Differentiate Your Pharmacy From the Competition

January 24, 2020By Articles, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy

Written by and published in Elements magazine, December 20, 2019 In a crowded field, your pharmacy needs to find a way to stand out. “The sea of sameness that exists across the marketplace is troubling,” said Dave Wendland, vice president of strategic relations at Hamacher Resource Group (HRG), a firm that focuses on improving results across the retail supply … Read More