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Total Store Expo

LUMIFY picks up Product Showcase award at TSE

LUMIFY picks up Product Showcase award at TSE

RIDGEWATER, N.J. — Bausch + Lomb announced that LUMIFY brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025% redness reliever eye drops were named a Product Showcase winner in the healthcare and over-the-counter (OTC) category at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ (NACDS) 2018 Total Store Expo. “We’re honored to be recognized by NACDS with the coveted Product Showcase award

Whitman’s contributions recognized by NACDS

SAN DIEGO — At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, association president and chief executive Steve Anderson took a few moments in the Business Program to single out the achievements of Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services, for more than 40 years of service to the ­association.

Total Store Expo has potential to hit even greater heights

Total Store Expo has potential to hit even greater heights

The Total Store Expo, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ annual front-end and pharmacy event, is once again upon us. Now in its fifth iteration, it has already been successful in replacing the Marketplace Conference, an NACDS meeting that had outlived its original purpose and had no legitimate second act to call upon. But

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

NACDS serves up tools for Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. — A suite of tools is available for attendees prepping for the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo in San Diego, says Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. This year’s event will be held August 19 through August 22 at the San

Drug chains’ beauty business in doldrums

Drug chains’ beauty business in doldrums

In chain drug retailing, the most disappointing product category in 2016 has been beauty care. Indeed, the problem with the beauty care category in chain drug stores is, quite simply, the chain drug store’s inability to generate any significant interest in the category. It performs far more credibly in other mass retailing outlets, and it

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

BOSTON — Pharmacy-based health care can help the U.S. meet an array of socioeconomic challenges, Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer of H-E-B, said at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Otto, who is also chairman of NACDS, said that access to pharmacy patient care can help reverse increases

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

Hy-Vee earns recognition from NACDS-PAC

BOSTON — Hy-Vee Inc. was honored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for its engagement in the NACDS Political Action Committee (NACDS-PAC). During the Political Involvement Reception at the Total Store Expo on Saturday evening, Hy-Vee chairman and CEO Randy Edeker — who was NACDS chairman from April 2015 to April 2016 —

The question for everyone is: What’s next?

The question for everyone is: What’s next?

Summer’s nearly over. The holiday selling season is a few small steps away. The back-to-school selling season is over. Halloween is here. Thanksgiving is a moment away. What happened? Where has 2015 gone? What has it meant for mass retailing? More urgently, Total Store Expo, the mammoth merchandising exhibition assembled by the National Association of

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 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

Regional drug chains deserve more attention

The cataclysmic changes within the chain drug retailing community, whatever their ultimate implications for America’s largest drug chains and for the industry in general, are putting the country’s regional drug chains more glaringly in the spotlight. Indeed, not only are America’s smaller drug chains more professionally managed and operated than they have yet been, they