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Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

Issues top of mind at Regional Chain Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fresh off the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory last evening, policy and politics moved into the spotlight as the main program of the 2016 NACDS Regional Chain Conference got under way. At the Opening General Session here on Monday, political analyst Morton Kondracke gave attendees his take on the national political

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

Total Store Expo helps retailers, suppliers make connections

Total Store Expo helps retailers, suppliers make connections

DENVER — The health and wellness landscape is changing, and retailers able to navigate it will be better positioned for success. That ability and the capacity to build networks were key points made at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo in Denver by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ top two leaders. “You think

Rite Aid’s Thompson honored at Total Store Expo

DENVER — Pharmacy veteran Robert Thompson received the Harold W. Pratt Award, considered pharmacy’s highest honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores during a business program at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo. Thompson’s pharmacy career spans nearly four decades. Joining Rite Aid Corp. in 2004, he served in a variety of management

NACDS’ Pratt Award goes to Rite Aid’s Thompson

NACDS’ Pratt Award goes to Rite Aid’s Thompson

DENVER — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores honored the achievements of several retailers at the Total Store Expo, with the Harold W. Pratt Award — pharmacy’s highest honor — going to Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy Robert Thompson. Thompson was presented the Pratt Award by NACDS chairman Randy Edeker on Sunday

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

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

NACDS again shows it is without peer

NACDS again shows it is without peer

Less than a month has passed since the National Association of Chain Drug Stores hosted its 2015 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. By all accounts, the event was hugely productive, as retailer and supplier attendees from around the country and throughout the industry journeyed to South Florida in the most optimistic mood the chain drug

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

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

NACDS raises profile of Rx on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — More than 350 pharmacy advocates from 44 states met with members of Congress during the seventh annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill late last month. Advocates had more than 450 meetings with legislators, including 95% of the members who serve on congressional committees with jurisdiction on health