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

Connect With Who Really Shops Your Store

September 10, 2015By Articles, Independent Pharmacy

  by Dave Wendland, Vice President, Hamacher Resource Group, as seen in Insight Magazine, July 2015, pages 14-15, and on QS/1.com. In October 2014, an article by Hamacher Resource Group entitled “The Power of Profiling” appeared in Insight. That editorial highlighted five shopper types from a 2013 study: Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why? … Read More

Dear well-known mass chain store

September 9, 2015By Behind the Shelf Blog, Future of Retail

by Jen Johnston I have a bone to pick with you. I can’t find what I need on your website, but I know you carry it. As a little background for you, my 3-year-old son was diagnosed with celiac disease in the last six months. That is an autoimmune condition where he cannot consume any … Read More

New package? New planogram

August 20, 2015By Behind the Shelf Blog, Brand Marketing

by Julie Bonnell They say a picture is worth a thousand words…And a planogram is worth far more in sharing a vision of increased opportunity in a category. When should you consider a planogram? New product introductions are obvious but also consider using planograms when making packaging changes. Seeing how your new packaging concept will … Read More

95. Dust those shelves in the front-end

August 10, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

by Barb G. for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series When you have friends and family over, do you make sure your house is “mother-in-law clean?” Over the years, your customers have come to be family, so why wouldn’t you do the same for them? When you enter your store tomorrow, take … Read More

20. Maintain good in-stock condition

August 5, 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 The old saying for independent pharmacy stock levels is, “One for show and one to go.” That’s great for items that typically sell less than one unit per month per store, but what is your philosophy on the higher velocity items that … Read More

65. Add recorded messages to your phone

July 31, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

By  Althea R.  for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series A friend recently had to call his auto repair shop after hours. He wanted to know when the shop opened the next day so he could bring his car in for emergency repairs. Expecting to hear a message with the shop hours, … Read More

76. Develop a marketing plan

July 23, 2015By 99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy, Focus on the Pharmacy Front End Blog, Independent Pharmacy

By Courtney T.  for our “99 Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Pharmacy” blog series An essential part of any business plan is the marketing plan. While a business plan gives an organization direction, the marketing plan contains the tools to help the store move in that direction. A good marketing plan supports your store vision … Read More