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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As part of its “constant reinvention,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its “Future Value Targeting” initiative at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. During Sunday’s Business Program at the conference, the association’s leadership described the NACDS Future Value Targeting effort as a linchpin of new strategies to drive collaboration that

Pharmacy advocates are forced to adapt

Pharmacy advocates are forced to adapt

A powerful late-winter storm earlier this month derailed the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ ambitious plans for RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill. Snow, sleet and freezing rain in Washington, D.C., and more severe conditions northward up the East Coast prompted cancelation of the annual event, which would have brought together some 400 industry advocates,

A look at the trade show circuit

A look at the trade show circuit

Where will mass retailing executives be spending their out-of-office time in 2017? Surprisingly, fewer viable choices are immediately apparent, though the obvious ones — the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Food Marketing Institute — still stand out. On the face of it, the broad selection of recent years has diminished, in part

NACDS adds to federal government affairs team

NACDS adds to federal government affairs team

ARLINGTON, Va. — William Tighe has been named vice president of federal government affairs and Amber Manko as director of federal government affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS said Tighe joined the association on Dec. 12, while Manko had started in her post on Nov. 28. She reports to Tighe, and

Anderson, NACDS merit praise

Anderson, NACDS merit praise

Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, was recognized as association executive of the year last month by a group of association and business executives that annually designates one of its own to receive this recognition. So it was that, at a lunch in Washington, D.C., to

NACDS tabs senior VP of government affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. — Thomas O’Donnell has been promoted to senior vice president of government affairs and public policy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS said that O’Donnell, previously vice president of federal government affairs, will now report to NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve ­Anderson. Since joining NACDS as vice president

NACDS names O’Donnell to lead government affairs

NACDS names O’Donnell to lead government affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. — Thomas O’Donnell has been promoted to senior vice president of government affairs and public policy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. NACDS said Thursday that O’Donnell, previously vice president of federal government affairs, will now report to NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. Since joining NACDS as vice president of

Business, policy, politics converge at NACDS

BOSTON — Telling pharmacy’s story to the public and to policy makers is a long-standing priority of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, so it’s no surprise that the organization used its 2016 Total Store Expo (TSE) here this month to update its message. The story that pharmacy professionals need to be telling is

‘We need end-to-end thinking about health care’

‘We need end-to-end thinking about health care’

BOSTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores leaders told retailers and suppliers at the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo that they’re well-positioned to help the nation meet challenges in health care. During the business program on Sunday, NACDS chairman Martin Otto explained that the collaboration already exercised by NACDS business partners in health and

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

Retail pharmacies go to bat for immunizations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Bartell Drugs, Quality Food Centers (QFC), Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle are participating in National Association of Chain Drug Stores projects to demonstrate value-based payment models for pharmacy-administered immunizations. NACDS said that the three projects aim to develop and implement a scalable, replicable model for value-based payments that improves vaccination rates for a

H-E-B’s Otto talks health care

PALM BEACH, Fla. — In his first remarks as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Martin Otto outlined the challenges facing the American health care system, which is characterized by higher costs and poorer outcomes than those of many other developed countries. “There are a lot of structural issues in the health

NACDS Begley Award goes to Tim Hayes

NACDS Begley Award goes to Tim Hayes

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores presented Tim Hayes, former president of Bayer Consumer Health, with the Robert B. Begley Award at the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting. Hayes received the award Tuesday evening before colleagues, friends and family at the Annual Meeting dinner and awards ceremony. In his nearly 25