Blog: Dave Wendland

03/31/2014 - 1:59pm

"Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for trusted partners and results," writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

03/20/2014 - 10:05am
02/06/2014 - 2:13pm

"The unusually cold weather has likely put a deep freeze on retail sales, also. Not only did the retail sector experience a lackluster holiday shopping season, but now they are also hit with the reality that some shoppers are simply not going out into the cold. The winners may very well be online retailers," writes Hamacher Resource Group vice president Dave Wendland.

10/02/2013 - 12:06pm

Secret-keeping in business is no joke, according to Hamacher Resource Group's Dave Wendland. According to Symantec, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, customer lists and other intellectual assets is estimated to cost U.S. businesses $250 billion annually.

08/05/2013 - 1:49pm

So is it true that all leaders have vision? Or put another way, can leaders be effective without vision? asks Dave Wendland, VP of Hamacher Resource Group. My instincts suggest that a prerequisite to effective leadership is the ability to create and ignite vision.

03/22/2013 - 11:04am

In my last UpMarketing post, Dart and Science, I described how combining quantitative and qualitative research with good old-fashioned gut instincts can drive results. This post examines a related topic: big data. Everyone’s talking about the mountains of data at their fingertips, just waiting for analysis and action. But it seems that no one has figured out an effective way to begin excavating to find the hidden treasure.

02/25/2013 - 3:45pm

“The only real valuable thing is intuition,” said Albert Einstein. Within the consumer healthcare industry, nowhere is that more true than in the realm of brand management.

12/02/2013 - 12:15pm

I can hardly believe that I will once again have the distinct honor of facilitating a discussion with an impressive panel of industry leaders from both the retail and supplier side in this, my tenth appearance as moderator of Drug Store News’ Annual Diabetes Forum.

06/07/2013 - 12:17pm

When did providing customer service become an inconvenience for some retail staff?" asks Hamacher Group's Dave Wendland. "Too often I have witnessed reluctance on the part of shoppers to seek help — and if they do, it almost always begins with, 'Sorry for interrupting, but …' Think about that. 'Sorry for interrupting' what?

01/10/2013 - 5:20pm

If you are like a lot of people, hanging a new calendar has inspired you to embrace new beginnings and experimentation. Every January morning begins with plans to put insights into action.