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ARLINGTON, Va. — In a recent webinar sponsored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, discussed how shoppers have been, and are being, transformed by the pandemic and offered insights on how retailers are responding and need to respond to meet the
NEW YORK — With a flicker of light at the end of what has been a very dark and long tunnel, the country can begin returning to normalcy in a few months so long as we keep swinging at and hitting the right targets, according to chief COVID adviser to the White House Dr. Anthony
Join Nicholas Hall and Jennifer Cooper online on March 3 at 10:00-11:00 EST, to explore Mental Acuity and the impact on the Sleep, Memory and Mood markets across the Americas. In this session they will review how stress and anxiety have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact this is having on sleep and
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Andrea Harrison, the new vice president of beauty and personal care for CVS Health, has a blueprint to continue to elevate the shopping experience at the retailer. Harrison, a 15-year veteran with CVS, assumed the role from Maly Bernstein, who was promoted to vice president of digital and omnichannel at the chain.
The pandemic has brought pharmacists to the fore as essential providers in a health care system under duress. The role of technology in the efficient operation of pharmacies has never been more critical. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers discuss what COVID-19 has meant for pharmacy technology thus far, and what the future may
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS announced Wednesday afternoon that the 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting will be held virtually April 26-28. “The NACDS board of directors has been highly engaged in the decision to present a virtual format for the 2021 Annual Meeting that includes valuable programming and meetings with your expectations in mind, and these NACDS
The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and
ARLINGTON, Va. — In a show of solidarity, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) welcomed a recent court decision that confirmed the pharmacy reimbursement plan for the state of Washington violates Medicaid rules. The pharmacy groups are also urging the
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has named Dr. Cheryl Pegus executive vice president of Health & Wellness. When she assumes the role on December 21, Dr. Pegus will be in charge of further shaping the strategy of a retailer on a mission to make quality health care more readily available and less costly for American consumers.
NEW YORK — Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. will be network administrators in the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, which will enable independent, small chain and long-term-care pharmacies to participate in the vaccination effort. McKesson Corp., which will be a centralized vaccine distributor, is preparing to carry out the Centers for Disease Control
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Though it’s been around since 1980, the Southern Drug Store Association (SDSA) doesn’t receive as much press as other industry organizations, but that doesn’t mean the work that it does is any less important. SDSA is comprised of regional chains, not just in the South but across the country, and each
NEW YORK — The presidential election has changed who will be the leader of the free world, but it hasn’t changed the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away and will be waiting for President-elect Joe Biden when he takes office on January 20. As it was during the election, COVID is certain to
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. U.S. store sales in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6% from the year-ago period to $27 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said