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ACPE Universal Program Number:
207-999-09-034-H04-P and 207-999-09-034-H04-T
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Expiration Date: August 1, 2012
a very broad sense, merchandising is any practice that contributes to
the sale of products to a retail customer. At a retail store level,
merchandising refers to the variety of products available for sale and
the display of those products in such a way that it stimulates interest
and entices customers to make a purchase.
successful completion of this activity, the pharmacist should be able
- Explain the importance of product arrangement,
category adjacencies, and category space allocation.
- Articulate the key myths and facts surrounding
pharmacy revenue and shopper needs.
- Understand how a pharmacy's traffic pattern can be
manipulated to increase front-end sales.
- Undertake a plan of action to improve his or her
pharmacy by following the principles of good merchandising.
successful completion of this activity, the pharmacy technician should
the importance of product arrangement of the pharmacy’s products to
complement health care shopping.
- Define and give examples of category adjacencies and
their impact on the patient’s pharmacy experience.
- Describe how pharmacy traffic patterns can affect the
target audience for this activity is pharmacists and pharmacy
receive a certificate of completion that indicates your eligibility for
continuing education credit, you must:
- Review the content of the activity.
- Successfully complete the post-test (70% or higher).
- You will have two (2) opportunities to successfully
complete the activity.
Your statement of credit will be issued immediately
upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the
is no fee for this activity.
NCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity will provide 1.0 contact hours (.10 CEU) of continuing
pharmacy education credit under the number 207-999-09-034-H04-P and
retailing experts at Hamacher Resource Group combine the art of
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to enhance the profitability of health, beauty and wellness
manufacturers, distributors and retailers, including more than 20,000
independent pharmacies operating nationwide. Pioneers in category
management and offering strategic business development solutions
including store assessments and insights for performance improvement,
objective data analysis, targeted market research, creative marketing
services, retailing strategies and more, HRG is headquartered in
is the policy of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and
integrity in all of their continuing education activities.
The author, sponsor, and publisher of this
continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to
ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with
the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation
of this continuing educational activity. Information regarding drugs
(e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse
reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug
delivery systems are subject to change, however, the reader is advised
to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning
recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to
dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.
Approval of credit for this continuing education
activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in
this CE activity should not be used by the practitioner without
evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible
contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.