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Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

BOSTON — Hy-Vee Inc. was honored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for its engagement in the NACDS Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC). During the Political Involvement Reception at the Total Store Expo on Saturday evening, Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Randy Edeker — who was NACDS chairman from April 2015 to April 2016 —

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

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores wrapped up the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting yesterday with H-E-B’s Martin Otto giving his first remarks as the new NACDS chairman. Speaking during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, Otto reinforced key NACDS priorities, including creating a “retailer-supplier marketplace,” advocating on behalf of the retail pharmacy industry, and

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

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

On RxImpact Day, Congress gets powerful message

On RxImpact Day, Congress gets powerful message

WASHINGTON — At a time when the American political system and legislative process are, more often than not, characterized by gridlock, and the ongoing presidential campaign is riddled with examples of what are seemingly new lows in civilized discourse and rational debate, it’s refreshing to see moments when our democracy functions properly. One day last

Anderson named top trade association CEO

WASHINGTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson has been selected as the 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year by an independent panel of association leadership experts. Anderson is only the third CEO to receive this award, which is presented by CEO Update ­magazine. Previous honorees were

Anderson named trade group CEO of the year

Anderson named trade group CEO of the year

WASHINGTON — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, has been honored as the 2016 Trade Association CEO of the Year by an independent panel of association leadership experts. NACDS said Monday that Anderson is just the third CEO to receive the award, which is presented by

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. They shouldn’t lose sight, however, of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fresh off the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory last evening, policy and politics moved into the spotlight as the main program of the 2016 NACDS Regional Chain Conference got under way. At the Opening General Session here on Monday, political analyst Morton Kondracke gave attendees his take on the national political

Hy-Vee names COO, pharmacy innovation exec

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. executive vice president and chief retail officer Jay Marshall has been named chief operating officer, becoming only the fourth person in the company’s history to hold that title. Marshall will retain all responsibility for retail operations and store development and will assume responsibility for all merchandising areas in

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has named Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy/Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, as vice president of pharmacy innovation/business development at Hy-Vee. The food and drug retailer said late Thursday that Agostino will start in the newly created position in the coming weeks. In that role, he will work with Hy-Vee’s

Total Store Expo helps retailers, suppliers make connections

Total Store Expo helps retailers, suppliers make connections

DENVER — The health and wellness landscape is changing, and retailers able to navigate it will be better positioned for success. That ability and the capacity to build networks were key points made at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo in Denver by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ top two leaders. “You think

Rite Aid’s Thompson honored at Total Store Expo

DENVER — Pharmacy veteran Robert Thompson received the Harold W. Pratt Award, considered pharmacy’s highest honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores during a business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. Thompson’s pharmacy career spans nearly four decades. Joining Rite Aid Corp. in 2004, he served in a variety of management