SAN DIEGO, Calif. — “We all love predictability and feel stress during moments of change and disruption. But the future is about expanding in our intangible leadership skills so we can better manage the changing environment. There has been too much change in too short of time. Tomorrow is all about how you think, not just what you know. We must all expand our capacity. Amazon has disrupted everyone’s journey, and we must change along with it.”
The OTC e-commerce channel is the 900-lb. gorilla in the traditional domestic and global retail worlds. A U.S. brand owner is now confronted with a global pricing discipline challenge. The speed and ubiquity of product pricing and information has forced the issue. To paraphrase Hermione in “Harry Potter,” everything has changed.
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Cold and allergy is the leading front-of-store category as measured by dollar sales for independents, Hamacher Resource Group reported in a blog on Monday. All told, the category represents 17.9% of all health, beauty and wellness sales.
That total is slightly down, 0.6%, from last year’s percentage, but HRG is confident cough cold sales will swing up in the coming season.