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Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

CDMA’s Jim Devine recognized for lifetime achievement

CDMA’s Jim Devine recognized for lifetime achievement

NOVI, Mich. — After 26 years as an integral part of the Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) and a lifetime in the chain drug industry, Jim Devine is hanging up his cleats, though he won’t be completely out of the game. Devine stepped down January 1 as CDMA president, but he plans to remain with

CDMA still invaluable to small retailers

CDMA still invaluable to small retailers

This year, Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) marks its 90th anniversary. To translate, the organization was begun in 1926. The date was three years prior to the Great Depression and 13 years before the outbreak of World War II. Flying was a sometime thing, and air travel, when it was deemed an efficient and safe

CDMA aims ‘to be the front-end source’

CDMA aims ‘to be the front-end source’

NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) has not just withstood the consolidation of the chain drug industry. It has grown in spite of it. CDMA has broadened its membership with grocery stores and wholesalers, as well as convenience store chains, notes president Jim Devine. “We’re going beyond the drug channel,” he says.