NCPA posts dates for revenue-boosting, front-end seminar, including at ABC’s ThoughtSpot 2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday announced its 2016 lineup of one-day seminars to help community pharmacy owners and front-end staff hone their merchandising and marketing skills, as well as a new sponsorship by Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation to continue the Front-End Profit Building Seminars program.
"In a world of shrinking profit margins and fierce competition from the big boxes, it is more critical than ever for community pharmacies to diversify their business to grow and thrive, and the pharmacy front end provides an excellent starting point," stated Bradley Arthur, NCPA president. "Thanks to the generous support of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, NCPA can continue to help store owners capitalize on existing and new revenue opportunities in their pharmacy front ends and become more successful retailers through these one-day seminars. There's no better way to rethink pharmacy than by starting with easy-to-implement changes to the front end."
"We are assisting our Good Neighbor Pharmacy members through new and innovative commercial strategies to improve the front end of their stores [and] are honored to partner with NCPA to support all of independent pharmacy as part of this long-term agreement," commented Brian Nightengale, president, Good Neighbor Pharmacy. "Our independents are feeling pressure from all sides, and the front end is a significant area of opportunity for them. It goes hand-in-hand with building a strong Good Neighbor Pharmacy network and delivering quality care to the patients they serve."
NCPA will host its Front-End Profit Building Seminars on July 29 in Las Vegas, in conjunction with ThoughtSpot, the annual tradeshow and convention from Good Neighbor Pharmacy; Sept. 17 in Dallas; Oct. 14 in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 2016 NCPA Annual Convention; Nov. 12 in Edison, N.J.; and Feb. 18 in Orange, Calif.
Led by NCPA's senior director of store operations and marketing Gabe Trahan, the Front-End Profit Building Seminar is a one-day program that gives pharmacy owners, managers and front-end employees the tools and knowledge to increase store traffic and profits. Topics covered during the session include easy fixes to boost curb appeal, floor plans and cross-merchandising, inventory management and marketing ideas.
This program also offers pharmacists 7.5 hours of continuing education credits.
HairMax launches topical thinning hair care line
BOCA RATON, Fla. — A pioneer in laser technology for hair loss is expanding its portfolio of products.
HairMax, makers of the LaserBand 82, are building the global brand with a range of thinning hair care products, which has expanded to include shampoo, conditioner, topical hair and scalp treatments and dietary supplements to help address the multiple causes of hair loss.
HairMax's LaserBand 82 launched in 2015 with great fanfare. The device’s band design, 82 medical-grade red laser diodes and patented hair parting teeth provides the fastest most effective laser hair loss treatment ever. Treatment time takes as little as 90 seconds, just three days a week.
“The LaserBand has become a sales leader and customer favorite. The winner of prestigious awards by New Beauty Magazine, New You Magazine and LNE Spa, it has been prominently reviewed in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Dr. Oz show,” said Francesca Dubsky, director of marketing, HairMax. “We offer multiple HairMax laser device models at various price points, to make laser hair loss treatments available to all.”
The HairMax for den*si*ty collection must-have high performance products developed with leading hair loss experts and researchers helps protect fragile thinning hair and optimize scalp health – bringing suppleness, vitality and new life back to your hair. This unique topical hair care line is formulated to gently cleanse and hydrate, nourish and revitalize hair, without the damaging effects of sulfates and other harsh ingredients.
The HairMax for den*si*ty collection line includes:
- Shampoo – low pH, sulfate-free formulated with DHT blockers, anti-oxidants and therapeutic botanicals.
- Conditioner – sulfate-free, plant extracts, vitamin E and moisture locking polymers.
- Revitalizer – exfoliates the scalp, dissolving excess buildup that can clog hair follicles and inhibit hair growth.
- Activator Serum – 3 independent DHT blockers, Niacinamide, anti-oxidants and other vital ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.
- Dietary Supplements – providing nutrients known to support healthy hair, including Biotin, DHT blockers, Niacin and MSM.
- Hair Building Fibers – NEW 2016 LAUNCH – re-formulated and re-packaged for a more natural appearance and easier application.
“We persistently innovate and work to expand multi-channel international distribution with key partners and we welcome your visit to our booth to review our product line and discuss how you can join our ever growing network,” stated Randy Veliky, chief technology officer, HairMax.
Visitors at the CosmoProf Show on July 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas are encouraged to stop by the HairMax booth for a hands on demo of the product line and a sneak-peek at the never before seen, newest laser device in the HairMax range, the LaserBand 41 – slated for release Q4 2016.
New Dove Men+Care Hair campaign shows how stress affects hair health
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Dove Men+Care Hair is launching an innovative campaign that aims to show how physical and environmental stressors affect the health of men's hair.
As part of the campaign, Dove Men+Care has released a new report, the Dove Men+Care Hair Fall Study, which surveyed hundreds of U.S. dermatologists who specialize in male hair care.
The study found that 92% of dermatologists agree that physical stress on hair or environmental factors can contribute to hair loss in men. The leading physical stressors that dermatologists cited as contributing to hair fall in men are aggressive grooming or combing (75%), heat styling tools (66%), over-styling (60%) and pulling (57%), while the leading environmental factors contributing to hair fall cited by dermatologists included ultraviolet (UV) rays (49%) and chlorine (47%).
"Physical and environmental stressors are unavoidable parts of his everyday life, and I would never tell my patients they need to stop swimming in pools or playing with their kids who tug on their hair, but there are simple ways to protect against these elements' contribution to his hair fall," said board certified dermatologist Dr. Glynis Ablon. "Studies show guys are more concerned than ever about their hair, and my conversations with male patients certainly attest to this. It's important they know there are options that can actually improve the healthy look of their hair."
To educate men on the impact physical and environmental stressors are placing on their hair, Dove Men+Care Hair is launching the Real Life Tested video (above), which showcases all of the stressors professional skateboarder and real dad Andy Schrock puts his hair through simply by juggling a busy schedule with being a caring dad.
Dermatologists overwhelmingly agree there is a strong connection between these physical and environmental factors, which are often part of his daily routine, and hair fall – yet 90% of dermatologists also agree that men aren't aware of how these certain everyday activities can contribute to hair fall. Another 84% of dermatologists agree that physical stress and hair fall in men are more connected than most guys think. Men are likely also unaware there is actually something they can do about the impact physical and environmental factors are having on their hair fall.