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Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting day two

Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting day two

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 elects new officers, board members

NACDS elects new officers, board members

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced new officers, a new executive committee member and two new board members for the 2017-18 term. NACDS said Monday that Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, was elected chairman of the NACDS board of directors at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting

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

Under Anderson, NACDS always ready to respond

Under Anderson, NACDS always ready to respond

ARLINGTON, Va. — One of the many strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has been its advocacy role in public policy. In the wake of last November’s election and the resulting turmoil and uncertainty in Washington, that expertise takes on greater importance than ever. At the same time, with U.S. health care

NACDS backs Preventive Health Savings Act

NACDS backs Preventive Health Savings Act

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has voiced support of impending legislation that would highlight the value of disease prevention and wellness in lowering health care costs. NACDS said it has joined the Healthcare Leadership Council and other stakeholders in a letter to Congress backing the expected reintroduction of the Preventive

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

Karl Rove to be NACDS-PAC speaker; RxImpact Day canceled

Karl Rove to be NACDS-PAC speaker; RxImpact Day canceled

ARLINGTON, Va. – Political consultant Karl Rove, who served as deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, is set to speak at the NACDS Political Action Committee Breakfast during the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores also announced the cancellation of this year’s RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill

NACDS kicks off ad campaign for RxImpact Day

NACDS kicks off ad campaign for RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is spotlighting pharmacists’ health care capabilities in an advertising campaign for this week’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill lobbying drive. NACDS said print and digital advertising will highlight the personalized stories of participating member company representatives, student pharmacists, state pharmacy association representatives and other

NACDS joins fight against border tax

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has joined with more than 200 members of the Americans for Affordable Products coalition to lay out a case to Congress against the Border Adjustment Tax. The BAT is included in the House Republican leadership’s “Better Way” plan for tax reform. In a letter to

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.

Senate confirms Tom Price as HHS secretary

WASHINGTON — Vowing to fix what he called a “broken health care system,” Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) was sworn in earlier this month as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retail pharmacy groups responded by welcoming Price to his new post as HHS secretary. “We congratulate Rep. Tom Price on

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Regional drug chains display prowess as innovators

Although sometimes overlooked amid the swirl of activity surrounding the largest players in retail pharmacy, regional drug chains remain an integral part of the industry. The assets and aspirations of those companies — defined as operating between four and 250 stores — along with the challenges they face, were on display at the National Association

NACDS, NFID to hold immunizations webinar

NACDS, NFID to hold immunizations webinar

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has teamed up with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to hold a free webinar outlining guidance for immunizations. NACDS said the live online seminar, scheduled for March 1 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET (registration required), will give the latest Advisory Committee

NACDS expects record-setting RxImpact Day

NACDS expects record-setting RxImpact Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores reports that this year’s RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill will be a record-setter for participation. NACDS said Wednesday that its ninth annual lobbying drive is expected to include nearly 400 participants, 54% of whom are new recruits. Industry advocates will represent 47 states, 45 colleges

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