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Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen

Video Forum: AmerisourceBergen

In this week’s Video Forum, AmerisourceBergen group vice president of corporate partnerships Claire Biermaas and vice president of strategic solutions Mike Amante discuss the health services company’s efforts to cement its position as an essential partner for its top customers. The executives outline how AmerisourceBergen’s design thinking process results in a shared strategic vision.

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

Video Forum: Steve Anderson, NACDS

With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on Capitol

Video Forum: Todd Huseby, Kearney

Video Forum: Todd Huseby, Kearney

  Todd Huseby, partner and leader of the consumer health care sector at Kearney, examines the implications of some key recent developments for pharmacy retailers. COVID-19’s effect on shoppers, Amazon’s move into the prescription drug business, the emergence of other e-commerce challengers, and changes at CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance are among the subjects

WBA’s Pessina: Brewer an ‘exceptional leader’

WBA’s Pessina: Brewer an ‘exceptional leader’

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Stefano Pessina is bullish about the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the wake of Rosalind Brewer’s appointment to succeed him as the company’s chief executive officer. A former CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and currently chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., Brewer will join WBA on March

WBA names Starbucks exec as new CEO

WBA names Starbucks exec as new CEO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Roz Brewer, who most recently served as chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., has been appointed chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, effective March 15. She will succeed Stefano Pessina and also join the WBA board of directors. In that role, Brewer will be the only African-American woman

Video Forum: George Rafferty, AmerisourceBergen

Video Forum: George Rafferty, AmerisourceBergen

In this week’s Video Forum, George Rafferty, president of corporate partnerships at AmerisourceBergen, discusses the drug wholesaler’s innovative go-to-market strategy. The new model aims to provide customers with top-notch day-to-day support, while at the same time fostering more strategic, long-term relationships.

It’s full speed ahead for WBA in the new year

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

A shift in pharmacies’ relationship to PBMs

The Supreme Court’s decision in Rutledge v. PCMA to uphold Arkansas’ right to regulate pharmacy benefits managers signals a turning point in the protracted battle to make the relationship between PBMs and retail pharmacies more equitable. In a unanimous ruling (Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not hear the case), the court found that an Arkansas

Video Forum: George Coleman, CVS Health

Video Forum: George Coleman, CVS Health

George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising at CVS Health, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s evolving strategy at a turning point in its history. Coleman, who has just been named Merchant of the Year by Chain Drug Review, comments on the transition in leadership underway at CVS Health, the company’s omnichannel strategy

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