51. Find a new market niche

October 15, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Julie Massey for our 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy series With competition an ever-present threat, you always have to re-assess your business and your position in your community. Knowing where your strengths and weaknesses lie in comparison to your local competitors will help you focus on areas where you … Read More

31. Remove slow-moving items from inventory

October 8, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Colleen Volheim for our 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy series There will always be a few products that just don’t move in your store, for any number of reasons. Naturally, if they consistently don’t sell, you’ll want to remove them from inventory, but oftentimes an item might just experience … Read More

Promotional Event Planning E-book for Independent Pharmacists Offers Strategies for Success

September 29, 2015By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin — September 29, 2015 — Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith) announces the release of the third in a series of educational e-books created for independent community pharmacists, Promotional Event Planning Made Easy. Authored by Hamacher Resource Group (HRG), the new e-book covers best practices of event planning for a pharmacy and provides ideas and … Read More

52. Encourage full-store shopping

September 29, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

 by Tom Boyer for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series In order to maximize profits in your store, you should encourage full-store shopping. What do I mean by full-store shopping? When we conduct continuing education (CE) sessions, we often talk about “four-corner exposure.” The goal should be to expose your customer … Read More

HRG Offers New Format for Popular Workshop

September 23, 2015By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin – September 23, 2015 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), has taken its popular workshop, Creating a Winning Channel Strategy: Independent Pharmacy, and has modified the format to streamline the content and make it available as a shorter session for manufacturers to accommodate their busy schedules. Consumer packaged goods manufacturers of health, beauty, and … Read More

57. Develop a healthcare information center

September 21, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Cari Sass for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series There are so many ways independent pharmacies can differentiate themselves from their competitors. We all know service is chief among them, which includes the personal relationships you can build with patients. You can strengthen relationships and build loyalty with new and … Read More

Miami-Luken to Roll Out HRG’s TEMPS Category Manager Program

September 17, 2015By News

Waukesha, Wisconsin –September 17, 2015 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG), and long-time client, Miami-Luken are preparing to roll out HRG’s TEMPS® Category Manager program to Miami-Luken’s independent pharmacies later this year. Miami-Luken has been using elements of the program for several years including the new item and pricing information, but will be taking advantage of … Read More

22. Implement planograms — part one

September 11, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

By Kyle Lentz for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series This is part one of a two-part blog series covering how HRG builds their planograms and why it’s important for independent pharmacies to follow them to maximize profits. Implementing planograms assures that you have the right mix of products, in the … Read More