Editor’s note: This was part of CDR’s 2019 Pharmacy Outlook in the January 7 issue. In health policy, 2018 and 2019 could look a lot alike. In October, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores was invited to the White House for two bill-signing ceremonies in as many weeks: one for legislation related to drug
ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS has been invited back to the White House for an event on Wednesday, October 24, that is titled “A Year of Historic Action to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” We also anticipate soon President Trump’s signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – which reflects aspects of all four of the policy
ARLINGTON, Va. — The NACDS Retail Advisory Board’s Market Immersion series resembles a microcosm of the NACDS Total Store Expo, in that the topics discussed emphasize the interrelationships of virtually every aspect of the business. The NACDS Retail Advisory Board, which includes NACDS associate and chain members, advises the NACDS board of directors primarily on
DENVER — Welcome to the 2018 NACDS Total Store Expo. This year’s event will be unlike anything else before it, because that is the nature of the transformation in which the industry is engaged. You will see the scope and magnitude of change in the content of each and every meeting between retailers and suppliers,
One of the strengths of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is our approach to strategic planning. Specifically, each year we produce a plan that is focused, goal-oriented, member-centric, forward-thinking, efficient, effective and extremely flexible to adapt to any circumstance … to plan for the unexpected. That is exactly what is needed for NACDS
When it comes to addressing front-end topics beyond the pharmacy, I could argue that many other words prove more effective than “conference” in describing the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo (TSE). For example, the word “conversation” comes to mind — conversation of the high-caliber, high-quality, highly collaborative and highly constructive kind.
I will spare you the introductory paragraph that attempts eloquence. Let’s get right to the point. In NACDS’ view, 2017 could be one of the most pivotal years in health care policy and in pharmacy patient care. NACDS not only is ready to advocate for pharmacy in this unprecedented environment; that vital work already is
I was asked to share with Chain Drug Review readers a few thoughts about what is new in terms of pharmacy and front-end topics. As it turns out, the answer to this question is very similar to the answer to another frequently asked question: What will be new at the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo?
A successful trade association reflects the membership. That is certainly the case with National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ programming related to innovation and technology utilization at retail. The NACDS Total Store Expo highlights the state of the industry as well as the direction of the industry — because the industry itself is NACDS’ guide.
We are hearing that retailers’ “dance cards” for the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo are filling up quickly. Between the popular “Meet the Market” sessions and meetings planned with suppliers in the Exhibit Hall, schedules are going to be full of opportunities to forge plans and hopefully to discover some of the next big things.