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NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting, NACDS named new officers, one new executive committee member and seven newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the Association re-elected seven board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Chris Lane, executive vice president of

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is fighting for the retail pharmacy industry’s future on a number of fronts, and the stakes are high. Of particular import is the issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, which represent a major threat. “Let’s be clear,” NACDS chairman Mark Panzer said

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

DIR fee reform issues highlight NACDS Regional

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ campaign-style approach to the issues crucial for pharmacy value and viability dominated this month’s opening session of the 2019 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. NACDS’ top-priority issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fee reform headlined the discussion of the association’s “Access Agenda” — which

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

NACDS campaigns to make things happen

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores was at the top of its game during the Regional Chain Conference in Palm Beach, Fla., earlier this month. Often overshadowed by the association’s larger events, this hidden gem provides attendees with an initial look at the objectives that NACDS and its members will pursue during the course

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million for patient-care initiatives

NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.8 million for patient-care initiatives

NEW YORK – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation celebrated its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner in New York on November 28. The event raised more than $1.8 million, which will help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. In his remarks at the

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

Albertsons releases new online informational tools for flu season

BOISE, Idaho —  To bolster the public’s awareness about flu vaccinations and the fact that many insurance plans will cover most or all of the cost, Albertsons Cos. pharmacies have fully revamped their informational consumer flu websites with new features, easier navigation, and interactive tools this flu season. The online campaign is designed to make

NACDS is committed in changing times

NACDS is committed in changing times

DENVER — The chain pharmacy industry is going through a period of dramatic transformation, according to Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. During the business program at the NACDS Total Store Expo here last month, Anderson highlighted the emerging trade war stemming from President Trump’s tariffs

NACDS remains committed in changing times

NACDS remains committed in changing times

NACDS chairman of the board Mark Panzer, senior vice president, pharmacy, health and wellness of Albertsons Companies, described the value that NACDS members appreciate most. “In short, it’s about business community and intelligence, it’s about effective government advocacy, and it’s about powerful and practical information on policy,” Panzer explained. DENVER – The business program of

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

Albertsons first chain pharmacy to practice new Idaho law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

Albertsons offers increased access to Naloxone

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. announced that more than 1,600 of its pharmacies across 21 states have pharmacists with the ability to independently provide naloxone, a medication used to reverse the impacts of an opioid overdose, and to educate patients and caregivers about its use. These pharmacies are located under store banners Acme, Albertsons, Carrs,

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

Retailers gain added value at Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leading-edge retailers approach the NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) creatively and strategically, in ways that enhance team performance and sharpen differentiation in the marketplace. NACDS has compiled some of the top advice from retailers, which can guide preparations for the 2018 NACDS TSE, to be held August 25 to 27 in Denver.

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month argued that retailers need to respond to new consumer priorities and competitive pressures by embracing change while preserving and building on their traditional strengths. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos.,

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in April, the NACDS leadership emphasized the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration across diverse product categories, and positioned the NACDS Total Store Expo as a natural progression of retailer-supplier collaboration throughout the year. With a theme of “Leading Health and

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