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Chain Drug Review hosts CBD Roundtable

Chain Drug Review hosts CBD Roundtable

CHICAGO — Chain Drug Review conducted a CBD Roundtable at the recent ECRM Cough/Cold Show at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Participating in the panel discussion were: Dave Donnan, senior partner, A.T. Kearney. Vincent Porpiglia, president of Hero Brands, internal sales arm for Select CBD. Dave Janowicz, vice president of merchandising and retail operations, Pharmaca. Dr.

RangeMe Verified brands eases ‘business-ready’ sourcing

RangeMe Verified brands eases ‘business-ready’ sourcing

SAN FRANCISCO — ECRM’s RangeMe has launched RangeMe Verified brands, a new service to help retail buyers to identify “business-ready” products and companies. RangeMe said Wednesday that the RangeMe Verified brands service is designed to make the sourcing the right products less time-consuming for retailers. “Getting a product on store shelves can be a challenging task

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) is turning the spotlight on nine food, drug and mass retailers with Merchant Team of the Year awards. ECRM said the awards, its second annual, are being presented to the chains for their excellence in sourcing, merchandising and supplier collaboration. This year’s winners span 10 categories across

Rite Aid adopts ECRM’s RangeMe platform

Rite Aid adopts ECRM’s RangeMe platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Rite Aid Corp. is enlisting the RangeMe online product discovery and buying platform for a major initiative to scale its product innovation efforts. San Francisco-based RangeMe, recently acquired by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), said Tuesday that its platform will enable Rite Aid’s category buying teams to source trending, consumer-ready products faster

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

ITASCA, Ill. — Walgreens teamed up with ECRM this week to host a one-day Supplier Diversity Summit here. The Walgreens-ECRM Supplier Diversity Summit, held Wednesday, provided an opportunity for the retailer’s category managers to meet with suppliers with diversity in ownership in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness over-the-counter

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has acquired RangeMe, a San Francisco-based provider of an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers and retailers. ECRM said Tuesday that San Francisco-based RangeMe will add scalability and bolster the technology foundation that it has developed over the past two

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

SOLON, Ohio — This summer, ECRM and Walgreens Boots Alliance plan to host a Supplier Diversity Summit in Chicago. During the full-day program, scheduled for July 19 in Chicago, Walgreens category managers will meet with diverse suppliers of products in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness OTC/advanced care categories.

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has launched the Prestige Cosmetics & Beauty Care Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS). ECRM said late Monday that the new EPPS focuses on prestige, masstige and indie cosmetics, fragrance and beauty brands and was developed to connect suppliers in these categories with buyers at department, specialty and

ECRM tabs Bennett as retail senior VP

ECRM tabs Bennett as retail senior VP

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has named Wayne Bennett as senior vice president of retail. ECRM said Thursday that Bennett will assume his new role on Aug. 2. He joins ECRM after 20 years at Drug Store News, most recently as group publisher and managing director of live health events. “Bennett’s business

ECRM sold to investment firm Snow Phipps

ECRM sold to investment firm Snow Phipps

NEW YORK — ECRM has been sold by BV Investment Partners to private equity firm Snow Phipps Group. Financial terms of the agreement, announced Thursday, weren’t disclosed. BV Investment Partners had acquired ECRM in July 2013, at which time Greg Farrar joined ECRM as chief executive officer. Solon, Ohio-based ECRM facilitates category-specific buying and selling

Partnerships key to home health care merchandising

Partnerships key to home health care merchandising

Mike Wolf, senior director and DMM of advanced care at Walgreens, moderated a roundtable discussion at the recent ECRM Home Health Care EPPS in Dallas that focused on how retailers and manufacturers can partner to optimize the consumer experience in-store. “The big emerging theme was really around balancing the retail packaging with education and a

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At its recent EPPS event here devoted to specialty pharmacy, ECRM hosted seven special educational sessions called Thought Interaction Pods, including one on the role of personal device data in improving medication adherence. John Giannouris, vice president of pharmacy services at ValueCentric, an Orchard Park, N.Y.-based data management specialist focused on the