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HRG to present CE session at Mutual Drug Spring CE Forum

BY Jason Owen

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.

Dave Wendland, HRG VP and member of the ownership team, will present the two-hour session, which will cover a variety of practical, low-cost techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a drug store’s profitability.

The goal of the session is to help pharmacists develop a new view of the financial aspects of their operation and understand essential elements that can affect overall pharmacy profitability. Wendland stated, “I’m excited to incorporate timely information into the session from the HDMA-sponsored research report, Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why? that we completed in January. We discovered where else independent pharmacy shoppers go for their OTC and personal care items and why; and it revealed differences between pharmacist and shopper perceptions of independents’ strengths. What we learned about independents’ competitive advantages and threats will inform multiple learning objectives in the session.”


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Weis Markets promotes Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday promoted Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller. 

Stombaugh will take on an expanded role in the company’s decision support and its strategic development. He also will continue to oversee its financial accounting and reporting functions, internal controls, treasury and budgets, Weis reported. He will continue to report to Scott Frost, SVP and CFO.

Prior to joining the company in 2010, Stombaugh worked in several progressive management roles at Foot Locker’s financial center. He is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Penn State University.

 

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Duck Tape features pop music group on new tape print

BY Jason Owen

AVON, Ohio — ShurTech Brands, makers of Duck Tape, announced today a new Duck Tape print featuring the pop music group One Direction.

The company’s latest print comes amidst a rebranding effort to turn the everyday household item into a high-ticket impulse buy at retailers with broad consumer appeal. As DSN recently reported, Duck Tape was featured on an episode of the fashion design show Project Runway, where contestants chose from more than 150 varieties of Duck Tape to create a clothing design using material other than fabrics.

The new One Direction print features the band’s logo, as well as individual, Polaroid-style images of the band’s five group members.

One Direction Duck Tape is available at retailers nationwide.

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