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NACDS Annual Meeting

As critical juncture arrives, NACDS steps up

As critical juncture arrives, NACDS steps up

After many fits and starts, Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally succeeded in passing a bill that would, if the Senate concurs, repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark legislation that provides the current framework for the U.S. health care system. Voting mostly along party lines — with 217 Republicans in favor and

With health care back in play, industry steps up

With health care back in play, industry steps up

After many fits and starts, Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally succeeded in passing a bill that would, if the Senate concurs, repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark legislation that provides the current framework for the U.S. health care system. Voting mostly along party lines — with 217 Republicans in favor and

Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting

Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting

Day two of the NACDS Annual Meeting featured the conference’s first Business Program, led by outgoing chairman Martin Otto of H-E-B and NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. Otto and Anderson discussed the think-tank approach to strategy that NACDS is embracing with its Future Value Targeting effort. “The Future Value Targeting initiative that Martin touched

NACDS Annual Meeting business program speakers named

NACDS Annual Meeting business program speakers named

ARLINGTON, Va. — Retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen and former Dallas Federal Reserve chief Richard Fisher are slated as speakers at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting later this month. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Friday that Allen, who served in key leadership roles related to the Middle East and Asia, will

NACDS works to be part of the solution

NACDS works to be part of the solution

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. health care system is not functioning in a sustainable way, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Martin Otto said at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. Costs are too high and are rising fast, while outcomes are disappointing. “There are a number of structural issues in

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores officially passed the chairman’s gavel to Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Serving for the 2016-17 term, Martin takes over the NACDS chairman’s post from Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. On

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

The day before the presidential primaries, highlights at the NACDS Annual Meeting included predictions by election analyst Larry Sabato, founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Speaking at the NACDS Chain Member and PAC Breakfast, Sabato told attendees the election likely will come down to a few states. Still, at this time, it’s

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores elected a new chairman this weekend at the NACDS Annual Meeting here. Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at food and drug retailer H-E-B, will serve as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Randy Edeker, chairman, chief executive

Questions abound as NACDS Annual Meeting nears

Questions abound as NACDS Annual Meeting nears

The Annual Meeting of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is once again upon us, though the calendar year hasn’t yet budged beyond April. The significance of this annual meeting has nothing to do with the calendar, however. Rather, it comes along just as retailers and suppliers begin to get the tone of the

Agenda for NACDS Annual Meeting takes shape

ARLINGTON, Va. — Larry Sabato, election analyst and founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will keynote the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Political Action Committee breakfast on Monday, April 18, as part of the Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson noted that Sabato

NACDS shares Glenn Frey anecdote

NACDS shares Glenn Frey anecdote

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores joined the chorus of tributes for Glenn Frey, the co-founder and singer/songwriter/guitarist for the hit rock band the Eagles, who died on Monday at age 67. In a blog post on Wednesday, NACDS noted that Frey performed at two of its conferences, in 1998 and 2007. NACDS senior

Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempse to speak at NACDS

ARLINGTON, Va. — Retired U.S. Army general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey will speak at the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, in Palm Beach, Fla. News of the general’s engagement in the NACDS Annual Meeting follows December’s announcement that former Speaker

Boehner to keynote NACDS Annual Meeting

ARLINGTON, Va. — John Boehner, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that Boehner (R., Ohio) will speak on Sunday, April 17, during the Business Program at this year’s NACDS Annual Meeting in Palm

Wasson honored by NACDS with Fantle Award

Wasson honored by NACDS with Fantle Award

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Walgreen Co. president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award, the chain drug industry’s top honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores last night at the NACDS Annual Meeting. Also on Tuesday evening, NACDS presented David Heist, director of industry affairs