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Hamacher Resource Group to serve up community pharmacy primer for new suppliers, sales executives

BY Michael Johnsen

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company’s headquarters located here on Nov. 7. 

“We’ve been serving independent pharmacies for over 30 years,” said Dave Wendland, HRG VP, who will be leading the workshop. “The knowledge and experience we have to offer HBW manufacturers new to the market or sales executives and managers new to the drug wholesale channel is extensive. This workshop will provide suppliers a roadmap for success with indies.”

HRG’s indie pharmacy expertise includes detailed knowledge of everything from the particular challenges of the independent channel to how to best reach independent pharmacy operators with a brand message.

Space for the workshop is limited, and the registration deadline is Oct. 19, 2012. Discounts are available for two or more participants from the same company, HRG reported.

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Giant Eagle locks down prices through the holidays

BY Michael Johnsen

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle on Thursday announced it will help families better manage their grocery budgets by locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most. 

"Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors, such as fluctuating energy costs and drought," stated Giant Eagle SVP marketing Lisa Henriksen. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season, and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked or, in some cases, reduced."

The Low Price Lock item list includes a combination of national brands — such as Heinz, Jif and Pillsbury — alongside Giant Eagle brand products from many store departments, including meat, produce, deli, dairy, grocery, seafood, bakery, frozen and prepared foods, and health and beauty items. Even prices on flu shots and a popular cell phone have been locked through Jan. 2, 2013, the Steeltown grocer reported. 

To launch the program, "Price Lock Patrol" agents recently carried out price lock-downs on items inside Giant Eagle locations. Additionally, Giant Eagle is supporting the program with a full marketing campaign, including television, radio, newspaper, billboard, online and in-store advertising. Consumers can identify the more than 300 included items in-store by highly visible bright yellow and red signage and price tags bearing the Low Price Lock symbol, or by visiting GiantEagle.com/price-lock

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Goody to add new styles, designs to Luxe line for the holidays

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — Hair accessories brand Goody is gearing up for the holidays with its Luxe line of hair accessories, which will feature new styles and designs for the holidays.

The Luxe collection is comprised of four styles: Vine, Deco, Antique and Starburst.  They range from classic to modern and capture the crisp, sleek lines of art deco, the charm and romance of vintage jewels, the whimsy and light of the constellations and the flourishing expressions of vines and blooms.

The collection features the StayPut Hold technology to create a lasting hold.

The Goody Luxe collection has a suggested retail price between $2.99 and $6.99.

 

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