Significant Update to the Pain Relief and Digestive Health HRG Fine Lines

September 12, 2017By News


September 12, 2017 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) has completed its semiannual update of its Fine Line taxonomy system for health, beauty, and wellness (HBW), home health care (HHC), and general merchandise (GM) products with notable adjustments to reflect industry changes. The September 2017 Fine Lines updates include the move of motion sickness and vertigo products from Pain Relief to a new subcategory “nausea and motion sickness” in Digestive Health.

HRG’s team of analysts continually reviews the Fine Line classification system to determine whether modifications are necessary based on consumer market changes, emerging categories and subcategories, or to reflect merchandising trends. The team moved motion sickness and vertigo products to the Digestive Health category based on consumer and market behavior, and the trend of manufacturers of these products as well as retailers classifying them in the digestive department. These additions to Digestive Health expand the category by including more symptom treatments.

HRG’s Fine Line system classifies HBW, HHC, and GM products into categories, subcategories, and product segments and is used throughout the supply chain in the retail pharmacy industry. Categories are organized by 2-, 3-, and 4-digit fine lines by HRG’s team of analysts to offer more refined reporting capabilities, facilitate analysis of product performance, and to segment the placement of products.

The team releases updates to Fine Lines twice a year, in March and September. Updates to the HRG Fine Line system may consist of description changes, re-categorization of items, and additions or deletions of categories and/or subcategories. Download Fine Lines, or to learn more about HRG’s industry-standard Fine Line classification system, contact HRG client services at 800.888.0889 or