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NACDS chairman

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

H-E-B’s Martin Otto wins leadership award

SAN ANTONIO — Even the best-run, most effective organizations can benefit from occasionally reconsidering their work in a new light. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is a case in point. Long viewed as the country’s preeminent retail trade group, NACDS has in recent months broadened and deepened its already formidable commitment to the

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

For Gourlay, it’s all about the customer

For Gourlay, it’s all about the customer

Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, was named chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month, succeeding Martin Otto, who is H-E-B’s chief financial officer and chief merchant, in that post. In his initial remarks as NACDS chairman, Gourlay emphasized

NACDS chairman Alex Gourlay sees pro-customer role

NACDS chairman Alex Gourlay sees pro-customer role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A customer-centric focus will continue to define the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, said today in his inaugural remarks as NACDS chairman. “The theme for today, and moving forward is the customer — understanding the customer’s needs and meeting them,” Gourlay said. “The whole association

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores elected a new chairman this weekend at the NACDS Annual Meeting here. Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at food and drug retailer H-E-B, will serve as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Randy Edeker, chairman, chief executive

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

NACDS offers look at what lies ahead for the industry

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The evolution of health care is here, new National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Randy Edeker said at the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting here last month. “The new health care definition includes environmental factors, nutrition, the social environment, emotional and spiritual factors,” said Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of

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

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — At its Annual Meeting this weekend, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) elected new officers, four new Executive Committee members and five new board members for the 2015-16 term. Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc. has been elected as the new NACDS chairman, taking