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Scenes from FMI Connect 2015

Scenes from FMI Connect 2015

CHICAGO — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) held its FMI Connect annual conference and trade expo this week, drawing stakeholders from across the food retailing industry. The event, held June 8 to 11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, drew more than 13,000 attendees and 420 exhibitors, including supermarket and other grocery retailers and distributors, consumer packaged

Real Techniques in spotlight at Walgreens

Real Techniques in spotlight at Walgreens

CHICAGO — Paris Presents Inc. is promoting its line of Real Techniques makeup brushes by taking them — and the makeup artists who inspired and helped design them — on the road. The brushes were developed with the help of Sam and Nic Chapman. They are professional makeup artists and sisters, and they are also

NACDS makes impact with pharmacy tours

NACDS makes impact with pharmacy tours

NACDS members continue to communicate the value of community pharmacy to lawmakers and other policymakers via NACDS RxImpact Pharmacy Tours. Through these events, policymakers are given tours of pharmacies in their districts in order to provide them with a firsthand look at pharmacists’ expanding role in the nation’s health care system. And for a lot

Rite Aid execs see Plenti of potential

Rite Aid execs see Plenti of potential

NEW YORK — Rite Aid senior vice president of marketing John Learish and vice president of marketing Craig Riner were on hand in Manhattan Wednesday evening at the consumer launch event for Plenti, the coalition loyalty program of which the drug chain is a founding partner. The event featured entertainment, games and displays from Plenti

CVS makes pitch at Fenway for Lung Force

CVS makes pitch at Fenway for Lung Force

CVS Health has teamed up with the American Lung Association to fight lung cancer with a national in-store fundraising campaign to support Lung Force, an initiative that encourages people to unite against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women and men. From May 3 to May 23, consumers can donate $1 or $3 at checkout in CVS/pharmacy stores or

McKesson Canada grows pharmacy banners

McKesson Canada grows pharmacy banners

MONTREAL — McKesson Canada has seen its retail pharmacy banner business continue to grow. The company’s roster of pharmacy banners includes Guardian, I.D.A., Medicine Shoppe Canada, Proxim and the newly acquired Remedy’sRx. The company’s pickup this year of Remedy’sRx brought its store count to nearly 2,000 in nine provinces. The purchase followed last year’s increase

New loyalty program offers Plenti

New loyalty program offers Plenti

The introduction of the Plenti coalition loyalty program this spring will bring a new element to the loyalty card arena in the United States: choice. By enabling shoppers to earn and redeem points from a breadth of retailers, the participating merchants take the value and appeal of loyalty programs to the next level. What’s more,

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

Retailer of the Year Reception in NYC

NEW YORK — More than 200 people honored Chain Drug Review’s 2014 Retailer of the Year award winners at the Time-Life Building in Manhattan. Honorees included the CVS/pharmacy retail leadership team for Retailer of the Year, Rite Aid’s Tony Montini for Merchant of the Year, Health Mart’s Steve Courtman for Pharmacy Innovator of the Year

2015 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

2015 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

NAPLES, Fla. — Executives at regional drug chains took the opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers and trading partners at the 2015 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1, and running through Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., the NACDS Regional Chain Conference drew senior-level retail

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