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NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

NACDS keeps pharmacy in D.C. discourse

Amid the political turmoil in Washington and the unpredictability in the health care arena over the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain future, retail pharmacy operators and their customers are fortunate to have a powerful voice in D.C.: the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS has been closely monitoring the turbulent health care debate, defending the position

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced the top 10 products and the board chair’s choice winners of the product showcase at its 2017 General Merchandise conference (GM17). The GM17 event, held in Orlando, Fla., featured more than 3,500 products and in-store displays in the showcase. Those garnering the highest number of

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

CALGARY, Alberta — London Drugs has opened a small-box, convenience-focused format called LDExpress. Located on Stephen Avenue in Calgary’s Venator Building, LDExpress is described by London Drugs as a “grab-and-go,” “hypercondensed” version of the western Canada drug chain’s stores. Besides a pharmacy and traditional front-end sections, many London Drugs stores also house a large consumer

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is officially reopening its relocated Harrisburg Market Street store, now remodeled to the drug chain’s Wellness Store format. On Tuesday morning, Rite Aid plans a grand reopening ceremony for the 14,000-square-foot store, now situated at 304 Market Street inside Strawberry Square, a 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use center in the

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care clinics have opened at 15 Walgreens drug stores in the Tampa Bay area. Grand opening events for the walk-in clinics, bannered Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens, were held this week at three Walgreens stores in Land O’ Lakes, Tampa (North Dale Mabry Highway) and Dunedin, Fla. The

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

Execs connect at NACDS Annual Meeting

The 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., gathered industry leaders for four days of interaction. Retailers and suppliers addressed issues affecting chain pharmacy in various settings — business programs, Meet the Retailer sessions and one-on-one meetings — and connected at a host of social events. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the

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

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