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Wendy Liebmann

Health: An opportunity for everyone

Health: An opportunity for everyone

If ever there was a topic on everyone’s mind these days it is health. No, don’t panic: I’m not referring to all the vitriol coming out of Washington around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (although clearly that’s one reason). What I am talking about is how, in this retail environment, where growth is

Where did the chain drug store shopper go?

Where did the chain drug store shopper go?

If you do business in the drug channel, the question of what happened to drug store traffic over the last few months is one I’m sure you’ve been seriously puzzling over. That and several others: Was it an aberration? When will traffic return? Will it return? Why did it happen? And, oh yes, how should

Is it doomsday for retail chains? Not yet

Is it doomsday for retail chains? Not yet

The continuous roller coaster of retail sales results could make even the greatest optimist weep. In recent months, when retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Target reported less than stellar results, it was hard not to take on a Chicken Little view that the sky was falling. Retailers blamed a variety of factors:

NACDS taps Barbour to speak

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores board of directors, top executives from NACDS associate member companies and nationally recognized thought leaders will have an opportunity during December’s NACDS Week in New York City to assess and anticipate highly consequential political and retail dynamics. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Wendy Liebmann,

NACDS readies for New York City gathering

NACDS readies for New York City gathering

ARLINGTON, Va. — Next month, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores board of directors, top executives from NACDS associate member companies and national thought leaders will gather in New York City for NACDS Week to gauge political and retail dynamics. Former Republican National Committee chairman and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Wendy Liebmann,

Omnichannel: Revolution, evolution, solution

Omnichannel: Revolution, evolution, solution

When Target announced its first quarter 2015 results earlier this year, it was clear how quickly the world had changed. Chief executive officer Brian Cornell said, “We’re encouraged to see early progress on our strategic priorities, including strong sales growth in apparel, home and beauty, nearly 40% growth in digital sales, and positive traffic in

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

For longer than most of us can remember, the success of U.S. business has been driven by the homogeneity of the population — either how it looked (mainly Caucasian) or what it wanted (similar aspirations). However, as we look ahead, that will not be the future. Not so long ago, the United States was predominantly a