Natural channel wellness and drug chain consumer health care have long been on a converging road. Dr. Seuss once famously said, “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” There are no better examples of the natural channel blur than wholesale giant UNFI’s stand-alone Consumer Healthcare division topping $1 billion in
Francisco de Quevedo, a cynical sharp wit of 16th century Spanish literature’s golden era once commented that “not only are things not what they seem, they are not even what they are called.” The same could be said of the present U.S. situation with imported online prescription medicines. To many, this is called the “Canadian
In Dr. Seuss’ (Theodor Geisel’s) last major book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, he put forth advice for recent graduates from almost any school: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself. Any direction you choose. And you’re on your own. And you know what you know.
To quote one of Cortes’ officers when the Spanish first arrived in Mexico, they came “to serve God and His Majesty and also to get riches.” While the Boots/Walgreens story was playing out in the U.S., ultimately ending in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Boots was also busy south of the border acquiring Farmacias Ahumada in Chile