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November 23, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group will be participating in The Drug Store News Group's Diabetes Leadership Forum, part of the Industry Issues conference, to be held Nov. 29 at the New York Athletic Club.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group will be participating in The Drug Store News Group's Diabetes Leadership Forum, part of the Industry Issues conference, to be held Nov. 29 at the New York Athletic Club. HRG VP Dave Wendland will moderate the discussion for the eighth year in a row. The panel will include six of the leading health and beauty retailers in the country.

November 16, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the development of a digital home healthcare product library containing product attributes that easily can be searched and sorted to streamline identification and ordering.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the development of a digital home healthcare product library containing product attributes that easily can be searched and sorted to streamline identification and ordering.

November 7, 2011

October sure was a busy month for news in the drug channel. It began in earnest on Oct. 1, the day CVS’ new president officially began his new job. Before the month was over, CVS’ chief merchant left to become president of Family Dollar, and his responsibilities would be carved up between three key executives.

October sure was a busy month for news in the drug channel. It began in earnest on Oct. 1, the day CVS’ new president officially began his new job. Before the month was over, CVS’ chief merchant left to become president of Family Dollar, and his responsibilities would be carved up between three key executives.

November 4, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Friday named George Lisenbe as the marketing and research firm's new director of sales.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Friday named George Lisenbe as the marketing and research firm's new director of sales.

October 21, 2011

A state pharmacy association here weighed in on the Walgreens and Express Scripts dispute in an editorial published online late Thursday by the Herald Times Reporter.

MANITOWOC, Wis. — A state pharmacy association here weighed in on the Walgreens and Express Scripts dispute in an editorial published online late Thursday by the Herald Times Reporter.

October 20, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group identified six categories — first aid, eye/ear care, sun care, smoking cessation, durable medical equipment (including incontinence products) and foot care — that are selling better in independent pharmacies over chain pharmacies as part of a white paper released Thursday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group identified six categories — first aid, eye/ear care, sun care, smoking cessation, durable medical equipment (including incontinence products) and foot care — that are selling better in independent pharmacies over chain pharmacies as part of a white paper released Thursday.

September 26, 2011

Pharmacists involved in a Wisconsin project focused on seniors' health will use a Web-based software platform to help elderly patients stick to their medication regimens.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Pharmacists involved in a Wisconsin project focused on seniors' health will use a Web-based software platform to help elderly patients stick to their medication regimens.

September 15, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

September 15, 2011

SC Johnson has launched a website for users that seek a happier, balanced life.

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson has launched a website for users that seek a happier, balanced life.

Cerra.com, named after the Roman goddess of agriculture Cerres, is a website that helps users focus on personal growth, the company said, through its interactive online experiences, product boutique and supportive Web community

August 30, 2011

Responding to weekend press reports, consumer products company Spectrum Brands issued a statement indicating that it has not offered to acquire King of Shaves, a U.K.-based company with whom Spectrum has a multiyear distribution agreement through its Remington North America division.

MADISON, Wis. — Responding to weekend press reports, consumer products company Spectrum Brands issued a statement indicating that it has not offered to acquire King of Shaves, a U.K.-based company with whom Spectrum has a multiyear distribution agreement through its Remington North America division.

August 25, 2011

Med-Systems recently launched the SinuCleanse NetiCap that transforms most water bottles into an instant on-the-go neti pot.

MADISON, Wis. — Med-Systems recently launched the SinuCleanse NetiCap that transforms most water bottles into an instant on-the-go neti pot.

“More and more consumers are embracing the neti pot as a solution for their sinus congestion," stated Dave Gallo, Med-Systems CEO. "The NetiCap product is an evolution of this product, allowing for simpler and more convenient use.”

The twist-on, comfortable NetiCap comes in a package of two and includes instructions for use and 10 saline packets. 

 

August 10, 2011

Jack Link's is combining its beef jerky with hot sauce brand Cholula.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's is combining its beef jerky with hot sauce brand Cholula.

New Jack Link's Cholula hot sauce beef jerky delivers a blend of beef jerky with flavor and heat, the company said. The new product is available in a 3.25-oz. resealable package and carries a suggested retail price of $5.99.

August 1, 2011

Global advertising agencies BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather have been selected to serve the marketing needs of SC Johnson, the company announced Friday.

RACINE, Wis. — Global advertising agencies BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather have been selected to serve the marketing needs of SC Johnson, the company announced Friday.

SC Johnson said that BBDO will support the company's pest control and home storage divisions, while Ogilvy & Mather will support SC Johnson's home fragrance and home cleaning divisions.

Prior to the announcement, advertising agency network Draftfcb served the global marketing needs of SC Johnson.

July 20, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group will be hosting a series of continuing education presentations at AmerisourceBergen’s National Healthcare Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas from July 22 to 23.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group will be hosting a series of continuing education presentations at AmerisourceBergen’s National Healthcare Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas from July 22 to 23.

Dave Wendland and Tom Boyer, both part of the owners group at HRG, will present four different educational sessions.

July 19, 2011

Look out, plumbers: A new drain-cleaning kit has come to town.

RACINE, Wis. — Look out, plumbers: A new drain cleaning kit has come to town.

SC Johnson has boosted its Drano line with Drano Snake Plus, which promises to resolve the toughest clogs and touts a money-back guarantee. The product combines a flexible, easy-to-use 18-in. tool with a powerful pro concentrate gel that directly clings to the clog.

As part of the product launch, Drano has tapped Melinda and Rob Babiak of the online network LookWhatMomFound.com as the brand's newest representatives.

July 13, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group, a retail consumer healthcare marketing and research firm, will be presenting at Cardinal Health’s 2011 Retail Business Conference July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group, a retail consumer healthcare marketing and research firm, will be presenting at Cardinal Health’s 2011 Retail Business Conference July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas. 

Dave Wendland and Kat Fronek, both part of the owners group at HRG, will present two different educational sessions for continuing education credits. 

July 12, 2011

PuraMed BioScience on Monday announced that headache researcher Roger Cady will be exhibiting a poster presentation of his independent clinical study of PuraMed's nonprescription migraine medication LipiGesic-M at the 2011 Headache Update Conference being held in Orlando, Fla., July 14 to 17.

SCHOFIELD, Wis. — PuraMed BioScience on Monday announced that headache researcher Roger Cady will be exhibiting a poster presentation of his independent clinical study of PuraMed's nonprescription migraine medication LipiGesic-M at the 2011 Headache Update Conference being held in Orlando, Fla., July 14 to 17.

July 5, 2011

Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

NEENAH, Wis. — Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

“We are excited that Assurance Blood Health Support is on the shelves of major retailers,” Santal president Dennis Torkko said. “This reinforces the strength of the product and provides an all-natural option for those individuals that are concerned about blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.”

June 23, 2011

Oscar Mayer is shaking up lunchtime routines with new sandwich combinations.

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer is shaking up lunchtime routines with new sandwich combinations.

June 15, 2011

A pharmacy purchasing cooperative announced that Mark LaPorte has joined its team as VP marketing.

STOUGHTON, Wis. — A pharmacy purchasing cooperative announced that Mark LaPorte has joined its team as VP marketing.

In his new role at Compliant Pharmacy Alliance, LaPorte will focus on coordinating and facilitating CPA membership growth and retention, recruiting, communications and marketing. An industry veteran, LaPorte has more than 25 years of experience in sales, sales management, sales training and marketing in the healthcare industry.

June 14, 2011

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that a consent decree of condemnation, forfeiture and permanent injunction has been filed against H&P Industries, Triad Group and three individuals, which would prevent them from manufacturing and distributing products from their Hartland, Wis., facility, or any other location.

June 8, 2011

Jack Link's is paying tribute to the past with a new line of beef sticks and tender strips.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's is paying tribute to the past with a new line of beef sticks and tender strips.

Jack Link's Classics line is pre-priced and includes a 1.02-oz. original beef stick for 99 cents, two-for-$1 beef sticks in a 0.45-oz. size and a 2.5-oz. package of tender beef jerky strips for $2.99. The line also will feature vintage-inspired red, black and white packaging.

Jack Link's Classics will be available at retailers nationwide.

June 8, 2011

Johnsonville has introduced a line of chicken sausage that now is available in select retailers nationwide.

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Johnsonville has introduced a line of chicken sausage that now is available in select retailers nationwide.

The chicken sausage, which is available in apple, three-cheese Italian style and chipotle Monterey Jack varieties, provides consumers with better-for-you sausage options, Johnsonville said.

Johnsonville chicken sausage is available in 12-oz. packages for a suggested retail price of $4.49.

May 18, 2011

An insect repellent brand has revamped its product line.

RACINE, Wis. — An insect repellent brand has revamped its product line.

Off! introduced its latest innovation, Off! Deep Woods Dry, which offers comfortable protection in heavily wooded areas. The brand also introduced Off! Botanicals towelettes and lotions, which are made with a plant-based repellent that protects against mosquitoes, black flies, gnats and no-see-ums. What's more, the Off! brand has redesigned its Off! Clip-On mosquito repellent, which now is 25% smaller.

May 2, 2011

To celebrate the launch of Hulu Plus on Xbox Live, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky will offer all Xbox Live members one free week of Hulu Plus services.

MINONG, Wis. — To celebrate the launch of Hulu Plus on Xbox Live, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky will offer all Xbox Live members one free week of Hulu Plus services.

The beef jerky brand said that its branded Hulu Plus channel instantly delivers current-season episodes of such top shows as “Modern Family,” “30 Rock” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in high definition, as well as full back-seasons of favorites and hundreds of movies from The Criterion Collection, for $7.99 per month with limited advertising.