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Future Value Targeting

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

Retailers, suppliers connect at Total Store Expo

SAN DIEGO — The 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo brought together thousands of retailers and suppliers to learn about emerging technologies, check out the latest products and discuss current trends in health and wellness, beauty, and ­pharmacy. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores conference offered a cross-industry approach that focused on the entire store.

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

Gourlay: NACDS aims to ‘tell the story of chains’

SAN DIEGO — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is working on a program to identify pharmacy chain members’ work to develop shared value that benefits society, NACDS chairman Alex Gourlay said at the 2017 Total Store Expo. “We are going to tell the story of chains more clearly, and we are going to

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

Customer is focal point at NACDS meeting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Responding to consumers’ rapidly changing needs is a top priority for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. co-chief executive officer Alex Gourlay said in his inaugural remarks as the organization’s new chairman. “The theme for today, and moving forward, is the customer — understanding the customer’s needs

With health care back in play, industry steps up

With health care back in play, industry steps up

After many fits and starts, Republicans in the House of Representatives have finally succeeded in passing a bill that would, if the Senate concurs, repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark legislation that provides the current framework for the U.S. health care system. Voting mostly along party lines — with 217 Republicans in favor and

Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting

Talking strategy at NACDS Annual Meeting

Day two of the NACDS Annual Meeting featured the conference’s first Business Program, led by outgoing chairman Martin Otto of H-E-B and NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. Otto and Anderson discussed the think-tank approach to strategy that NACDS is embracing with its Future Value Targeting effort. “The Future Value Targeting initiative that Martin touched