Simply Retail Hires Abby Rutchick as Merchandising Specialist

Share Article

Simply Retail, the nation's leader in healthcare retail recently hired Abby Rutchick as their merchandising specialist. Rutchick comes to Simply Retail with more than 21 years of experience as a VP of merchandising for a large specialty retailer and will greatly improve the healthcare retailer's product categories and lines.

Simply Retail, the nation’s leader in healthcare retail has recently added Abby Rutchick to its highly experienced team. Rutchick has an extensive background in merchandising and product development. Prior to joining Simply Retail, she spent more than 21 years as vice president of merchandising for Creative Kidstuff, a multi-chain specialty toy retailer. Rutchick will be working as Simply Retail’s Merchandise Specialist.

As a key member of the Simply Retail team, Rutchick will be expanding product categories and lines by creating “Simply Products,” an extensive guide and resource for clients that highlights the best products and vendors available that meet their healthcare retailing needs. Rutchick will be carefully researching every product she recommends as well as working in harmony with Simply Retail’s clients who have an eye on new products in the ever-changing healthcare market.

Rutchick believes one of her greatest assets to Simply Retail is her ability to be ahead of the game in terms of merchandising. “I have a keen eye and a great sense of awareness for emerging trends in products to support wellness and recovery programs,” Rutchick said.

Rutchick hopes Simply Retail will be the tool that healthcare facilities use for creating and/or improving their retail spaces and merchandising mix.

“Every hospital has different product needs depending on many factors that we thoroughly research,” Rutchick said. “We tailor the products to fit each hospital’s needs while making it easy for them to get what they want.”

Mindy Thompson, president and founder of Simply Retail has high expectations for Rutchick’s performance with the company. “Abby is extremely goal oriented,” Thompson said. “Her desire to investigate the latest and greatest healthcare products will help Simply Retail continue to provide hospital’s the very best products available.”

About Simply Retail

Founded in 1994, Simply Retail is a Minneapolis-based retail consultancy firm specializing in healthcare retailing. Simply Retail is the voice and pioneer of healthcare retailing. For the last seven years, Simply Retail has focused its retail expertise solely on healthcare, creating the processes and details necessary to make healthcare retailing a success. Simply Retail has helped numerous hospitals and clinics boost revenues and expand patient care through industry-proven retail strategies. For more information about Simply Retail, please call 612.659.8200 or visit


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Sarah Finley
Email >