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Meet the Retailers at 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

Meet the Retailers at 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

One of the most popular elements of the NACDS Annual Meeting is Meet the Retailer. The brief sessions provide an opportunity for suppliers to meet with executives from drug, mass and other retailers. The retailer presentations typically include an overview of company, how they use Annual Meeting to conduct business, topics to discuss with suppliers

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As part of its “constant reinvention,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its “Future Value Targeting” initiative at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. During Sunday’s Business Program at the conference, the association’s leadership described the NACDS Future Value Targeting effort as a linchpin of new strategies to drive collaboration that

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

CVS showcases new front-of-store experience

NEW YORK — As shown by the evolution of its front-end strategy, CVS didn’t change its name to CVS Health and remove tobacco products from its stores more than two years ago for nothing. Executives at the interactive brand showcase CVS held Wednesday in Manhattan noted that health and well-being underpins virtually all facets of

CVS makes splash in Korean beauty care

CVS makes splash in Korean beauty care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — This spring, CVS Pharmacy plans to bring a sampling of the burgeoning Korean beauty care scene to its stores with the launch of K-Beauty HQ at 2,100 locations. CVS said Wednesday that it will offer more than 100 new products from South Korean beauty brands — including some exclusive items — via

WBA’s Barra keynotes Alphega Pharmacy convention

WBA’s Barra keynotes Alphega Pharmacy convention

MONACO — Ornella Barra, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, addressed members of the company’s Alphega Pharmacy network at its 2017 European Convention. The event, held March 27 and 28, drew more than 1,200 Alphega delegates from nine countries to the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Barra spoke to delegates on Tuesday in a keynote

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

Pharmasave reaches the 600-store mark

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Continuing its steady expansion, Pharmasave Drugs National Ltd. has reached a milestone with the opening of its 600th store. One of Canada’s largest pharmacy operations, Pharmasave has drug stores across nine provinces and said that “many more are in the pipeline for 2017.” Over the past two years, the Langley, British

Target small-format store in NYC to include CVS

Target small-format store in NYC to include CVS

NEW YORK — A new CVS Pharmacy location will set foot in Manhattan’s Herald Square with the opening of a Target small-format store this fall. Target Corp. said Monday that it plans to open a 43,000-square-foot store just west of the 34th Street and Broadway intersection, a site that’s one block from the Penn Station

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

Schwarzkopf rolls out Gliss Hair Repair in Canada

Schwarzkopf rolls out Gliss Hair Repair in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Henkel Canada has launched Gliss Hair Repair by Schwarzkopf, described as the only full product line that specifically addresses hair repair, plus other needs such as color protection and volume. Henkel said Thursday that the Schwarzkopf line, new to Canada, encompasses five hair repair formulas: Gliss Ultimate Repair, Gliss Ultra+ Moisture, Gliss

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

Pharmacy prepares for new paths in health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the nation reassesses its health care system under a new presidential administration, the integral role of pharmacy cannot be overlooked, National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders said at the NACDS Regional Chain Conference here. “This meeting and the topics addressed in the coming days could not be timelier with

Marking Walgreens’ retail transformation

Marking Walgreens’ retail transformation

Executives from Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walgreens and many of its suppliers were feted at a reception celebrating Chain Drug Review’s  publication in December of a special report on the retailer’s recent changes and its positioning for the future. The event was held at the Chicago Marriott Suites in Deerfield, Ill., near the Walgreens headquarters. The

2016 NACDS Foundation Dinner in photos

2016 NACDS Foundation Dinner in photos

The 2016 NACDS Foundation Dinner, part of NACDS Week in New York, raised $1.94 million for evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. Dr. Judith Monroe, president and chief executive officer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, was presented with the 2016 NACDS Foundation

Scenes from NACDS Board Of Directors dinner

Scenes from NACDS Board Of Directors dinner

One highlights of the recent NACDS Week in New York was the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Board of Directors dinner. The event brought together executives from the retailers that comprise the association’s membership, along with their counterparts from supplier companies. The NACDS Board of Directors dinner was hosted by NACDS chairman Martin Otto,

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