TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Health Mart has named retail merchandising and marketing services provider SPAR Group Inc. as its Consumer Products Group Partner of the Year.
Tarrytown, N.Y.-based SPAR Group said Friday it’s the inaugural recipient of the award from the drug store franchise, which is a subsidiary of McKesson Corp.
"SPAR Group is a tremendous partner in helping Health Mart to expand its national network of more than 2,600 locally owned pharmacies," Tim Canning, president of Health Mart, said in a statement. "SPAR delivers first-class merchandising and marketing services to Health Mart independent pharmacies that enable them to grow their business and provide exceptional patient care. Health Mart recognizes the value that SPAR brings to the Health Mart network."
SPAR Group said it has been Health Mart’s dedicated marketing and merchandising partner for the past four years, serving Health Mart pharmacy locations in all 50 states.
Part of those services include consumer product planograms consisting of new product cut-ins of more than 188,000 new items each year, implementing over 46,000 category resets each year and completing more than 30,000 annual visits and 125,000 in-store hours, according to SPAR Group.
"It is with great honor that we accept Health Mart’s inaugural Consumer Products Partner of the Year award," commented Gary Raymond, SPAR Group president and chief executive officer. "This acknowledgment celebrates the hard work, dedication and quality of work of our team, where we are committed to increasing our clients’ total sales, reducing out-of-stocks and increasing profits. We look forward to continuing the working relationship we have had with Health Mart over the past four years and for many years to come."