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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

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

United call at TSE for DIR fee relief

BOSTON — Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores thanked attendees at the organization’s Total Store Expo for their dedication around such issues as direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform and opiate misuse. “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them

Walmart pilot seeks to shift the health care paradigm

Walmart pilot seeks to shift the health care paradigm

When Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962, he set in motion an enterprise that fundamentally transformed the way Americans shop, giving them convenient access to high-quality consumer products at the lowest possible price. Now, 57 years later, the company has embarked on a pilot test to apply the principles

Boiron celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

Boiron celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Homeopathic medicine manufacturer Boiron Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters here at 4 Campus Boulevard Tuesday, September 17. The new building is adjacent to the company’s old headquarters, but at some 32,000 square feet, is double the size. Boiron, which has 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries,

Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

PHILADELPHIA — With digital marketing and e-commerce creating a tsunami of change across the retail industry, accentuated by Amazon’s seemingly unstoppable growth and the emergence of Alibaba, China’s giant e-commerce company, it was fitting that “Adaptability” was the theme of Emerson Group’s annual Industry Day event, held here Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton. Or, as Ed

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote

The front end and Rx need to be mutually beneficial

The front end and Rx need to be mutually beneficial

In today’s rapidly changing landscape, retail pharmacies are finding it tougher to survive, let alone thrive. Gross profit challenges are popping up everywhere — new competitors, generic drug price deflation, Medicare Part D plans pushing patients toward in-network or mail order pharmacies — and all of this before direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees. For

Self-care is playing a major role in the future of retail

Self-care is playing a major role in the future of retail

It’s no secret that the retail industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption and a decline in foot traffic as a result of the proliferation of e-commerce and the subsequent migration of products from physical stores to online marketplaces. Consumers continue to gravitate toward online shopping for the sake of convenience. In fact, Global Market Development Center

Relevance at scale: The growth foundation for beauty

Relevance at scale: The growth foundation for beauty

Today’s beauty consumers aren’t like those of old. They don’t just want to be sold a “product.” Instead, they now expect brands to understand them intimately — and to use that knowledge to go beyond traditional manufacturing and deliver services and experiences (and, yes, products) that are entirely “right” for each moment in their lives.