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The Value of Partnerships

The Value of Partnerships

As every pharmacist knows, patients’ needs and expectations are constantly evolving. A recent Accenture survey found that convenience of location is now a top factor that is influencing how patients seek care. This finding further positions pharmacies as an essential member of the care team. There are approximately 67,000 pharmacies in the U.S. — that’s

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

Patients-Turned-Shoppers Have to Be Recognized and Enabled

I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion — moderated by Chain Drug Review during the most recent NACDS Total Store Expo — that included leaders from across the industry representing chains, wholesalers, pharma and solution providers. It was a thoughtful and far-reaching exchange on a number of important topics, and we spent

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

Brindley among the honorees at Beauty Cares DreamBall

NEW YORK — Walgreens’ Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, was among the beauty industry executives honored last month at the Beauty Cares DreamBall here. The annual event, attended by 500 beauty, fashion and media representatives, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Look Good

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

NACDS’ evolution into a major retail influencer

Among the retail trade organizations, one association has emerged as the driving force of the industry it serves, the catalyst for inclusion, and the prime determinator of the directions mass retailing embarks on and the success the industry is achieving in taking stances and making lasting impressions. That organization is the National Association of Chain

Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

Warner to succeed Hart as CEO of Kinney parent

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Bridget-ann Hart will retire as president and chief executive officer of Kinney Drugs operator KPH Healthcare Services Inc. at the end of the year. She will continue to serve on the board of KPH, a national provider of health care services with more than 4,000 employees across four divisions. In addition to

A shortfall in diabetes diagnosis and care for 14 years

A shortfall in diabetes diagnosis and care for 14 years

Adults with diabetes have a two- to three-times increased risk of early death compared to individuals without diabetes. Leaving diabetes uncontrolled can damage the kidneys, eyes, nerves and heart. Our new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that less than one in four American adults diagnosed with diabetes reach the care targets recommended by

Health and wellness consumers are ready for virtual disruption

Health and wellness consumers are ready for virtual disruption

In recent years, the global health and wellness industry has grown rapidly, at nearly twice the rate of the global economy, with all signs pointing to a continuing upward trend. In 2017, the global wellness economy hit $4.2 trillion in activity, as services continued to grow in popularity and demand for virtual services in particular

Working smarter to win with general merchandise

Working smarter to win with general merchandise

In today’s retail landscape filled with intense competition and discouraging news about store closures and challenging sales figures, Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow is focused on designing new strategies for retailers and suppliers to navigate a path forward to evolve and thrive. Even during one of the industry’s most uncertain times, brick-and-mortar still has

Retailers take action following gun violence

Retailers take action following gun violence

NEW YORK — With mass shootings becoming an all too frequent occurrence in American life, the debate over gun control continues to be a hot-button topic for the nation. As many politicians, including presidential candidates, as well as a growing number of citizens, call for tighter gun control measures, many retailers are adhering to the

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