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Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

Mark Halperin to speak at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — NBC News and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin is slated to speak at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Halperin, who appears regularly on MSNBC’s political program “Morning Joe,” is scheduled to speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Colin Powell to keynote at NACDS Total Store Expo

Colin Powell to keynote at NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), former U.S. secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that speak at the conference’s Business Session on Sunday, Aug. 20. The

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes gala

WASHINGTON — The prevention efforts undertaken by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation were highlighted by chairman Steve Anderson at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala last month. The NACDS Foundation served as title sponsor of the event — which celebrated its 35th ­anniversary. The foundation’s prevention focus aligns with the March of

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

Industry mourns Costco pharmacy pioneer Charles Burnett

ARLINGTON, Va. — Veteran Costco Wholesale Corp. pharmacy executive Charles Burnett has died, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported. NACDS said Friday that Burnett passed away in the early morning on June 1. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burnett was a pioneer in the retail pharmacy arena and held a unique honor with NACDS

Resources at the ready for 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo

Resources at the ready for 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo

WASHINGTON — With summer just around the corner, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is helping members be well-prepared for the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo. NACDS on Wednesday spotlighted its menu of resources and tools to help Total Store Expo attendees identify and contact business partners, schedule and plan out meetings, boost visibility

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

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Responding to consumers’ rapidly changing needs is a top priority for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. co-chief executive officer Alex Gourlay said in his inaugural remarks as the organization’s new chairman. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the customer — understanding the customer’s needs

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

NACDS’ Steve Anderson meets with HHS chief Tom Price

NACDS’ Steve Anderson meets with HHS chief Tom Price

WASHINGTON — Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, took part in a roundtable today with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. NACDS said Anderson was invited to the session, part of a series of events by HHS, to share information and policy ideas regarding

NACDS thanks House members for pushing TRICARE pilot

NACDS thanks House members for pushing TRICARE pilot

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is thanking the 65 members of the House of Representatives who sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for implementation of the TRICARE Acquisition Cost Parity Pilot Program for Retail Pharmacy. The pilot program was included in the fiscal 2017 National

HDA, NACDS CEOs: Rx importation not worth risk

HDA, NACDS CEOs: Rx importation not worth risk

Efforts to promote the importation of prescription drugs — seen by some as one way to mitigate the escalating cost of medications — could compromise the safety of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain, according to HDA’s John Gray and NACDS’ Steve Anderson. In a blog post on Monday for the policy journal The Hill, Gray,

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

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

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

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