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October 29, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland is moderating Drug Store News' Diabetes & Chronic Care Roundtable for the 10th consecutive year, the company said Tuesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland is moderating Drug Store News' Diabetes & Chronic Care Roundtable for the 10th-consecutive year, the company said Tuesday.

The roundtable, part of the DSN Industry Issues Summit, will take place on Dec. 3 at the New York Athletic Club in New York and include participants like Walgreens, Thrifty-White, Costco, H-E-B, Ahold, Kerr Drug, AmerisourceBergen and McKesson/Health Mart, as well as numerous suppliers.

October 10, 2013

A company that makes packaging for manufacturers ranging from food companies to drug makers has received more than a dozen awards at a marketing exposition in Chicago.

NEENAH, Wis. — A company that makes packaging for manufacturers ranging from food companies to drug makers has received more than a dozen awards at a marketing exposition in Chicago.

Menasha Packaging announced that it won 13 Design of the Time Awards at the 2013 Shopper Marketing Expo, including three gold, two silver and eight bronze awards in the drug store, mass-merchandise, specialty and supermarket channels. The DOT Awards recognize creative in-store activation tactics and campaigns.

September 24, 2013

Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as Kohl's Department Stores announced the expansion of its beauty offerings in cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, hair care, men’s skin care and fragrance.

September 11, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group is offering an interactive workshop to help manufacturers prepare effective presentations for successful buyer meetings in food, drug and mass channels, including distributors, the company announced on Wednesday. The one-day session, It’s Their Meeting, Too! How to Build Effective Product Presentations for Wholesale and Retail Buyers, will be held at HRG, Nov. 7, 2013.

September 11, 2013

Shopko will use proceeds from sales of some women's clothing to support breast cancer research, the mass merchandiser said.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko will use proceeds from sales of some women's clothing to support breast cancer research, the mass merchandiser said.

As part of the "Support the Cure" program, purchases of select women's activewear and accessories from West Coast Novelty Group will help support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Shopko is partnering with both for the fundraising effort.

August 29, 2013

An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

August 28, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday announced it will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and merchandising principles on Sept. 3 to third-year students in the Pharmacy School at Concordia University, in Mequon, Wis.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday announced it will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and merchandising principles on Sept. 3 to third-year students in the Pharmacy School at Concordia University, in Mequon, Wis. 

July 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, online grocer Peapod is working with a Wisconsin farm to deliver organic and heirloom vegetables to customers in the Chicago area.

NEW YORK — For the second year in a row, online grocer Peapod is working with a Wisconsin farm to deliver organic and heirloom vegetables to customers in the Chicago area.

Peapod, owned by Ahold USA, said customers could order local farm boxes from Viroqua, Wis.-based Harvest Moon Farms and have them delivered to their homes or scheduled for pickup at nearby pickup locations in the Illinois towns of Deerfield, Palatine and Lincolnshire. Produce includes beans, beets, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens and heirloom tomatoes.

July 2, 2013

GoodNites, a Kimberly-Clark brand, is helping bed-wetting kids feel confident overnight with a new design that fits more like real underwear.

NEENAH, Wis. — GoodNites, a Kimberly-Clark brand, is helping bed-wetting kids feel confident overnight with a new design that fits more like real underwear.

June 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of mass merchandise chain Shopko is donating money to fund scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The philanthropic arm of mass merchandise chain Shopko is donating money to fund scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Shopko Foundation announced the donation of $75,000 in $2,500 scholarships to 30 students in 10 states. The philanthropy has donated $375,000 since 2005 through its Teammate and Family Scholarship Program.

June 21, 2013

Former Walgreens executive Dan Carlson has joined K2 Sourcing, a provider of software-as-a-service eProcurement and eSourcing applications.

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — Former Walgreens executive Dan Carlson has joined K2 Sourcing, a provider of software-as-a-service eProcurement and eSourcing applications.

Carlson, an experienced purchasing and eSourcing executive, will augment K2 Sourcing's ability to assist clients in the use of its eProcurement applications and professional procurement services, the company stated.

June 17, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Co. announced a new addition to its line of kids potty training pants with characters from the sequel to Disney's Monsters Inc.

NEENAH, Wis. — Kimberly-Clark Co. announced today a new addition to its line of kids potty training pants with characters from the sequel to Disney's "Monsters, Inc."

Kimberly-Clark has added Monsters University character potty training pants to its line of baby products, offering a new, fun way for parents and children to enjoy the ritual of potty training. The new licensing agreement comes in the midst of National Potty Training Month in June.

June 13, 2013

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. earmarked $2 million in tax credits for a Walgreens distribution center in DeForest, Wis., according to a report published Wednesday by the Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. earmarked $2 million in tax credits for a Walgreens distribution center in DeForest, Wis., according to a report published Wednesday by the Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee

Walgreens plans to create 115 jobs as part of a program to employ and train people with disabilities by fall 2013.

June 12, 2013

Shopko will open five small-format stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the mass merchandise retailer said.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko will open five small-format stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the mass merchandise retailer said.

The five Shopko Hometown stores will be in Afton, Wyo., St. Peter, Minn., and Winneconne, Ellsworth and Tomahawk, Wis. The stores are expected to open in late fall. The Shopko Hometown format is designed to serve smaller, rural communities and augment the chain's larger stores and will total 181 out of the chain's more than 330 total stores once the new stores are completed.

June 3, 2013

Jack Link's announced a new jerky snack that captures the flavor of the summer BBQ with new BBQ Pork seasoned jerky.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's announced today a new jerky snack that captures the flavor of the summer BBQ with new BBQ Pork seasoned jerky.

May 15, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group has been honored with a 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction for Marketing/Promotion–Direct Mail in the print category.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group has been honored with a 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction for Marketing/Promotion–Direct Mail in the print category. HRG was recognized for its IN.depth Product Showcase-to-Go program for consumer packaged goods manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products. Product Showcase-to-Go offers CPG manufacturers an opportunity to get their product sample directly into the hands of decision-makers in independent pharmacies across the country.

May 14, 2013

Oscar Mayer announced the addition of five new hot dog innovations featuring bacon, sausage, chicken breast, lean and extra lean varieties available this summer.

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer announced this week the addition of five new hot dog innovations featuring bacon, sausage, chicken breast, lean and extra lean varieties available this summer.

Beginning in June, consumers nationwide will be able to purchase two Oscar Mayer hot dogs perfect for the summer grill, including the Bacon Dog and Smokies Smoked Sausages.

May 10, 2013

Schnucks is renaming all of the 11 Logli and Hilander stores it operates in Rockford, Ill., and Janesville, Wis., the supermarket company said.

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Schnucks is renaming all of the 11 Logli and Hilander stores it operates in Rockford, Ill., and Janesville, Wis., the supermarket company said.

April 29, 2013

Jack Link's is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

Minong, Wis. — Jack Link's is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

Big Dippers are available in three combinations: All American — beef sticks with cheese sauce; Barbecue — beef steak strips with barbecue sauce; and Buffalo Chicken — seasoned buffalo chicken strips with a buffalo and ranch sauce.

April 17, 2013

Jack Link's announced earlier this month the introduction of a new line of products with packaging and graphics targeted toward the millennial generation.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's announced earlier this month the introduction of a new line of products with packaging and graphics targeted toward the millennial generation.

April 10, 2013

Shopko has appointed a former executive from Office Depot as SVP marketing, the company said Wednesday.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko has appointed a former executive from Office Depot as SVP marketing, the company said Wednesday.

The 325-store retailer announced the appointment of Michael Cooper, who will report to Shopko president and chief merchandising officer Jill Soltau.

April 3, 2013

Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said Wednesday.

Hamacher announced that it would offer the workshop, How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy, at its Waukesha, Wis., headquarters on May 9, lead by VP and owners group member Dave Wendland.

March 28, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group has been invited to present a continuing education session, “Bottom Line Performance: Opportunities and Actions,” at the Mutual Drug Spring CE Forum on April 7 in Raleigh, N. C., the company announced.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group has been invited to present a continuing education session, “Bottom Line Performance: Opportunities and Actions,” at the Mutual Drug Spring CE Forum on April 7 in Raleigh, N.C., the company announced today.

March 25, 2013

Shopko and William R. Wrigley Jr. Co. have donated more than 60,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs to nonprofit organizations in the Green Bay, Wis., area, the companies said.

NEW YORK — Shopko and William R. Wrigley Jr. Co. have donated more than 60,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs to nonprofit organizations in the Green Bay, Wis., area, the companies said Monday.

March 20, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering pharmacists a new service that it said would allow them to get the top prescriptions dispensed in their two-digit ZIP code to ensure they are accurately and competitively pricing drugs.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group is offering pharmacists a new service that it said would allow them to get the top prescriptions dispensed in their two-digit ZIP code to ensure they are accurately and competitively pricing drugs.

HRG said the service, Rx Top Sellers, would provide data on the top 200, 500, 750 or 1,000 prescriptions and include cash median prices that are charged by food-drug retailers and independent pharmacies, as well as mass merchandise retailers.