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NACDS works to be part of the solution

NACDS works to be part of the solution

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The U.S. health care system is not functioning in a sustainable way, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Martin Otto said at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. Costs are too high and are rising fast, while outcomes are disappointing. “There are a number of structural issues in

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores officially passed the chairman’s gavel to Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Serving for the 2016-17 term, Martin takes over the NACDS chairman’s post from Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. On

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

Regional chains take center stage at NACDS

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stakeholders in chain pharmacy understandably direct a lot of attention to the giants of the industry, such companies as CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, McKesson and Kroger. They shouldn’t lose sight, however, of the regional players that, in the aggregate, still account for a substantial part of the business and remain

Hy-Vee names COO, pharmacy innovation exec

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. executive vice president and chief retail officer Jay Marshall has been named chief operating officer, becoming only the fourth person in the company’s history to hold that title. Marshall will retain all responsibility for retail operations and store development and will assume responsibility for all merchandising areas in

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

Hy-Vee specialty Rx chief given broader role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has named Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy/Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, as vice president of pharmacy innovation/business development at Hy-Vee. The food and drug retailer said late Thursday that Agostino will start in the newly created position in the coming weeks. In that role, he will work with Hy-Vee’s

Rx chains help guide patients on ACA, Medicare

Rx chains help guide patients on ACA, Medicare

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers across the country are carrying out extensive outreach programs to provide consumers with access to information and resources for Medicare Part D and health insurance marketplace coverage options. Medicare Part D annual enrollment began October 15 and runs through December 7. The enrollment period for Marketplace plans is November

Pharmacy chains step up Part D assistance

Pharmacy chains step up Part D assistance

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have begun extensive outreach programs to provide consumers with access to information and resources for Medicare Part D and Health Insurance Marketplace coverage options. Medicare Part D annual enrollment began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. The enrollment period for Marketplace plans is Nov. 1, 2015, to January

NACDS is ‘catalyst for collaboration’

NACDS is ‘catalyst for collaboration’

DENVER — Amid today’s fast-changing retail and health care environments, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores stands as a key resource for its retailer and supplier members, NACDS leaders said at the Total Store Expo here. Speaking Sunday during the Total Store Expo’s business program NACDS chairman Randy Edeker, who also is chairman, chief

New NACDS chairman: ‘I am here to serve’

New NACDS chairman: ‘I am here to serve’

PALM BEACH, Fla. — In his first remarks as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Randy Edeker said he’s “ready to serve” NACDS chain and associate members at a “crucial, evolutionary time.” Speaking during Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program, Edeker — the chairman, president and chief executive officer of food

Edeker brings fresh perspective to NACDS

Edeker brings fresh perspective to NACDS

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Although Randy Edeker is a relative newcomer to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores board of directors, he has already had an impact on the organization, one that will increase significantly this week when he becomes NACDS chairman. Edeker, as chairman, president and chief executive officer of food/drug combination