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Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

Gretchen Carlson tabbed as NACDS Foundation Dinner speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — News anchor and best-selling author Gretchen Carlson will speak at this month’s NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that Carlson is known for her insights on the political climate, news of the day and the stories making headlines worldwide. Most recently, she

NACDS names Total Store Expo Product Showcase winners

NACDS names Total Store Expo Product Showcase winners

SAN DIEGO – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced this year’s winners of the Product Showcase at the NACDS Total Store Expo. Participants in the Product Showcase had their products prominently displayed in glass cases just inside the entrance to the Total Store Expo exhibit hall, as well as featured in a special

NACDS takes message to lawmakers

WASHINGTON — National Association of Chain Drug Stores board members met with House and Senate leaders last month to highlight pharmacy’s role in affordable, accessible and quality health care for all Americans. Board members flew to Washington to discuss with lawmakers pharmacy priorities, including provider status legislation, health care reform, transparency in Medicare Part D,

Driving ‘Future Value’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Many of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ considerable strengths were on display at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. During the four-day event at the Phoenician resort, which brought together 2,250 executives from 400 companies representing the full spectrum of stakeholders in chain pharmacy, the deep involvement of members,

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