In this Chain Drug Review article, MPG EVP Dave Van Howe speaks with key stakeholders from drug wholesalers AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health to get their takes on the many opportunities presented by the wholesale drug channel and what they are doing to help independent pharmacies and suppliers take advantage of them.
August 27, 2018: Wholesalers give overlooked channel pivotal support
April 20, 2018: MPG Group adds Bill Bergin, Todd Matherly to team
Market Performance Group LLC (MPG) has hired retail industry veterans Bill Bergin and Todd Matherly to serve as executive vice presidents of the consulting and sales management services company. Bergin, who joins MPG from his position as group vice president of health and beauty at Rite Aid, will oversee MPG’s drug channel business. Matherly, who spent more than 20 years with Walmart, will lead MPG’s Walmart business
April 19, 2018: MPG Adds Bill Bergin, Todd Matherly to Team
Market Performance Group LLC (MPG) has hired retail industry veterans Bill Bergin and Todd Matherly to serve as executive vice presidents. Bergin joins MPG from his position as group vice president of health and beauty at Rite Aid and will oversee MPG’s drug channel sales management business. Matherly, who spent more than 20 years with Walmart, will lead MPG’s Walmart sales management business.
November 20, 2017: Chain Drug Review Category Management Roundtable
The changing consumer was top of mind among retailers and suppliers during a recent category management roundtable conducted by Chain Drug Review in conjunction with MPG. Manufacturer and Retailer panelists delved into this, as well as the disruptive changes reshaping the marketplace in both the consumer products and retail sectors.
August 17, 2017: MPG Adds Veteran Bayer Executive Girard Smith to Team
MPG adds longtime Bayer Consumer Health executive Girard Smith to its team as EVP and Client Lead. At Bayer, Girard was known for identifying entrepreneurial solutions to address key issues and opportunities, successfully developing and introducing category leading new product innovations and reinventing stagnant brands.
April 21, 2017: MPG Teams Up With ECommerce Specialist IdeoClick
MPG enters into a strategic partnership with leading ecommerce/Amazon experts IdeoClick, enabling the firm to add best-in-clase ecommerce capabilities to its current suite of go-to-market services.
March 13, 2017: George Cleary Joins MPG as Managing Partner / GM
MPG announces the appointment of Former Elizabeth Arden Exec George Cleary as Managing Partner and General Manager over MPG’s consulting and sales services businesses.
January 3, 2017: IN MEMORIAM: John Westling, Sr., Respected Industry Leader, Mentor, Devoted Family Man
John Westling, Sr., highly respected industry leader, mentor, and devoted family man died on Monday, January 2 surrounded by his loving family.
November 21, 2016: Published in Chain Drug Review: Category Management Roundtable Looks at Symbiotic Relationship
Conducted in tandem with Market Performance Group (MPG), the roundtable featured 20 executives representing the retailer and supplier viewpoints. Panelists addressed issues ranging from the rise of self-care and impact of digital media on brick-and-mortar stores to the increasing prominence of Millennials, personalization, loyalty programs and retailer-supplier relations.
August 8, 2016: As Published in Chain Drug Review: Achieving peak performance in 2020 and beyond
Disruptive change has already revolutionized major industries such as entertainment, transportation and lodging. Now the formidable winds of change are buffeting the packaged goods industry as the players race to adapt their organizations and marketing methods to a world in which empowered consumers have a vast array of new options for how, when and where they shop.
October 29, 2015: Industry Veteran Mike Sewell Joins Market Performance Group
Market Performance Group (MPG), an independent strategy consulting and sales management services company that specializes in helping consumer product companies to accelerate growth and profitability, is pleased to announce that Mike Sewell has joined the MPG Team as Senior Vice President. Sewell has more than 30 years of experience in the consumer product and consumer health care industries that includes extensive expertise in developing and implementing aggressive growth strategies in an increasingly competitive retail and consumer environment.
October 14, 2015: Former Merck Chief Customer Officer Rhonda Johnson Joins Leadership Team at Market Performance Group
Market Performance Group (MPG), an independent strategy consulting and sales management services company that specializes in helping consumer product companies to accelerate growth and profitability, today announced that Rhonda Johnson, formerly Chief Customer Officer, U.S. Region of Merck Consumer Care, has joined the company as an Executive Vice President and Client Lead.
May 14, 2015: The Market Performance Group proudly presents our latest webinar
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May 2015: Collaboration key to customer engagement
While the pace of e-commerce growth over the decade has been dramatic, the good news for retailers is that brick-andmortar purchases continue to represent the vast majority (over 90%) of sales today. So while naysayers may be predicting the demise of the traditional shopping experience, the reality is that the in-person encounter remains highly relevant despite the ubiquity of digital shopping options.
April 15, 2015: Market Performance Group Announces Leadership Change and Board Additions
Market Performance Group (MPG) is announcing a change to its leadership structure and making two additions to the Advisory Board in order to better serve its clients and position the firm for future growth. Since its inception thirteen years ago, MPG has helped shape strategy and market execution for scores of consumer goods clients from large multinational companies to small entrepreneurial start-ups. MPG continues to evolve to meet the diverse needs of these clients and anticipate the forces driving the future of the industry.