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ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

CHICAGO — ECRM held its first Beauty & Wellness with Purpose Summit earlier this week here. The two-day summit focused on the growing popularity of purpose-driven indie brands. Purpose-driven brands on the market today focus closely on a niche within a category; they look out for all stakeholders; they seek out partners that share their

The front end and Rx need to be mutually beneficial

The front end and Rx need to be mutually beneficial

In today’s rapidly changing landscape, retail pharmacies are finding it tougher to survive, let alone thrive. Gross profit challenges are popping up everywhere — new competitors, generic drug price deflation, Medicare Part D plans pushing patients toward in-network or mail order pharmacies — and all of this before direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. For

ECRM hires Savitch as SVP for international business development

ECRM hires Savitch as SVP for international business development

SOLON, Ohio – Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) announced Thursday the hiring of industry veteran Eric Savitch as senior vice president, international business development, to lead ECRM’s efforts in growing its Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) segment. Savitch will be responsible for expanding ECRM’s existing TPO relationships and engaging new TPOs by developing a comprehensive program

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