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Wargaming as antidote to Trump trade policy uncertainty

Wargaming as antidote to Trump trade policy uncertainty

Staying competitive in the fast-moving chain drug store world is hard enough in the best of times. But things may be about to get even tougher. Chain drug operators with significant imports, and the corresponding consumer packaged goods partners, now face potentially significant challenges to their profitability in the form of the uncertainty and mixed-signals

How digital disruption is changing value creation

How digital disruption is changing value creation

The explosion of data, analytics, and insights is shifting the ways that health care companies can create value. In a roundtable I recently facilitated on this subject at an industry summit, three themes emerged. First, companies across the entire health care value chain need scale to make the appropriate investments. Second, they need to focus

Industry leaders can still learn from Robinson

Industry leaders can still learn from Robinson

The ranks of the founding families, the leaders who collectively framed and built the chain drug store business in America, are thinning at an alarming rate. Sad as this development is, sadder still is the reality that very few among the current crop of chain drug industry leaders remember who they were or what they

The question for everyone is: What’s next?

The question for everyone is: What’s next?

Summer’s nearly over. The holiday selling season is a few small steps away. The back-to-school selling season is over. Halloween is here. Thanksgiving is a moment away. What happened? Where has 2015 gone? What has it meant for mass retailing? More urgently, Total Store Expo, the mammoth merchandising exhibition assembled by the National Association of

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

For longer than most of us can remember, the success of U.S. business has been driven by the homogeneity of the population — either how it looked (mainly Caucasian) or what it wanted (similar aspirations). However, as we look ahead, that will not be the future. Not so long ago, the United States was predominantly a