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Chain Drug Review’s Video Forum

Video Forum: NACDS

Video Forum: NACDS

  Chain Drug Review has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of NACDS’ key

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting

Andrea Leigh, principal in Andrea K. Leigh Consulting, shares with this week’s Video Forum her assessment of the evolution of omnichannel retailing. In the second of two interviews, she looks at some of the companies that are mounting a challenge to Amazon in e-commerce, the coming shakeout in delivery options, and recent developments in China

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting (Part 1)

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting (Part 1)

In the first of two interviews, Andrea Leigh, principal in Andrea K. Leigh Consulting, analyzes Amazon and its impact on the retail marketplace. Leigh, who spent a decade in a variety of executive posts at the e-commerce company, talks about Amazon’s relentless pursuit of consumer-centric innovation, ongoing efforts to carve out a bigger presence in

Video Forum: Joe Bivona, Saint Joseph’s University

Video Forum: Joe Bivona, Saint Joseph’s University

In this week’s Video Forum, Joe Bivona, executive director of the Academy of Food Marketing and Food Marketing Educational Foundation at St. Joseph’s University, talks about the school’s efforts to prepare members of the next generation for careers in the retailing and CPG sectors. New skill sets needed by tomorrow’s executives; the co-op and internship

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Video Forum: Elliott Rodgers, Ulta Beauty

Elliott Rodgers, chief information officer at Ulta Beauty, tells this week’s Video Forum about the various ways the specialty retailer is bringing technology to bear to help realize its strategic objectives. Among the issues he addresses are the role of digital tools in business transformation, a collaborative approach to supply chain management, consumer-facing technology, and

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

Video Forum: Peggy Davies, PLMA

  In this week’s Video Forum, Peggy Davies, who was recently confirmed as president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association after serving in the role on an interim basis since June 2020, discusses efforts to build on the legacy of her predecessor, Brian Sharoff. She also talks about COVID’s impact on the store brand business,

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

Video Forum: John O’Brien, National Pharmaceutical Council

In this week’s Video Forum, John O’Brien, who became president and chief executive officer of the National Pharmaceutical Council in June, addresses the challenges faced by the nation’s health care system and the role that biopharmaceutical products can play in addressing them. He discusses the importance of NPC’s research in highlighting the value of prescription

Video Forum: Kevin Hourican, Sysco Corp.

Video Forum: Kevin Hourican, Sysco Corp.

In this week’s Video Forum, Kevin Hourican, president and chief executive officer of Sysco Corp., a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and nonfood products, primarily to restaurants and institutional customers, talks about the company’s recently unveiled Recipe for Growth. The former president of CVS Pharmacy also discusses the state of the food

Video Forum: Jeff Owen, Dollar General

Video Forum: Jeff Owen, Dollar General

Jeff Owen, chief operating officer of Dollar General, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s success in adjusting to the changing needs of customers during the COVID pandemic. He also addresses the factors behind big gains in Dollar General’s nonconsumables business, what it takes to ensure consistent store-level execution across a chain with more

Video Forum: Keith Knopf, Raley’s

Video Forum: Keith Knopf, Raley’s

In keeping with its ongoing purpose-driven transformation, Raley’s recently opened its third O-N-E Market location. Keith Knopf, the retailer’s president and chief executive officer, tells this week’s Video Forum about the thinking behind the format, which features a mix of products that are fresh, nutritious, organic, sustainable and free from ingredients on the company’s banned

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

In the first of three episodes leading up to the NACDS Annual Meeting later this month, Video Forum talks with Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., about his year as the association’s chairman. Among the topics discussed are chain pharmacy’s response to COVID-19, other issues of importance to the industry and NACDS’ ability

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

  John Standley, who joined Walgreens as president last August, talks about changes under way that will strengthen the drug chain’s position in pharmacy, health care and retailing. Among the subjects Standley addresses in this week’s Video Forum are Walgreens’ expanding partnership with VillageMD, the retailer’s revamped loyalty program, and its big investment in digital

Video Forum: Eyad Farah, Health Mart

Video Forum: Eyad Farah, Health Mart

Health Mart president Eyad Farah tells this week’s Video Forum about the franchised drug chain’s efforts to help patients maintain their health and well-being through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Farah, who also heads Health Mart Atlas, McKesson Corp.’s pharmacy services administrative organization, addresses enlarging the scope of pharmacy practice, the transformative effect of digital

Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen Corporate Partnerships Group

Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen Corporate Partnerships Group

In this week’s Video Forum, AmerisourceBergen group vice president of corporate partnerships Claire Biermaas and vice president of strategic solutions Mike Amante discuss the health services company’s efforts to cement its position as an essential partner for its top customers. The executives outline how AmerisourceBergen’s design thinking process results in a shared strategic vision.