WAUKESHA, WIS. — The Hamacher Resource Group (HRG) announced April 21 that Corey Paske has joined the company as business development manager. Paske will help HRG with category management, space planning, visual merchandising, retail strategy, creative services and asset management in its pet, hardware and beauty segments.

“With over 40 years in the retail industry, HRG is perfectly positioned to offer pet, hardware, and beauty manufacturers assistance in multiple areas that can either alleviate resource constraints or provide support in their retail strategies anywhere from concept to commercialization,” Paske said. “Many of those services can also apply to retailers, and our experience in fixture management definitely translates to them, too. I’m excited to learn more so we can help fuel growth.”

Founded in 1980 as D.P. Hamacher and Associates, HRG uses data analysis to help manufacturers in the hardware, beauty and pet industries better advertise value to suppliers, distributors and retailers. The company provides fixture coordination and management, brand development, retail communications and data on consumers.

“We’re looking forward to diving further into these areas of retail, getting involved in the associations and shows, and learning how our talented team can help improve results for organizations,” said Angela Pinkstaff, director of business development at HRG.

“Corey has over 20 years of experience in retail at the store management level which is incredibly valuable as he works with manufacturers, distributors and retailers,” Pinkstaff added. “His knowledge of store operations, shopper behavior, promotional techniques, and more is going to make him a great resource for clients and our internal teams as well. He is looking forward to putting that expertise to work for our clients.”

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