Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.

Ahold Delhaize views trust as differentiator

The trust stemming from Ahold Delhaize’s effective response to the coronavirus pandemic (which was examined in this space in the last issue of MMR), together with its long-standing commitment to delivering a comprehensive omnichannel experience, bodes well for the company as it looks to a post-COVID world. “We strongly believe in the combination, under the

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With the appointment of John Standley as Walgreens’ president yesterday, the management team at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) gained an invaluable asset — a proven retail leader well equipped to provide a fresh, new perspective on the strategic transformation of the business that is already underway. A former chief executive officer at

Video Forum: Lori Flees, Walmart Health and Wellness

Video Forum: Lori Flees, Walmart Health and Wellness

In a Video Forum segment recorded before her appointment as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health and Wellness, Lori Flees discusses the pharmacy and health care business at Sam’s Club, where she served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of Health and Wellness for the past two and a

Ahold Delhaize ups game during COVID

Ahold Delhaize ups game during COVID

The impact on retailers of the COVID-19 pandemic has varied considerably, even among sellers of essential products. Ahold Delhaize is one of the companies that, in the words of president and chief executive officer Frans Muller, has managed to “translate this unprecedented demand … into outstanding results.” Speaking after the release of Ahold Delhaize’s second

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

  In this installment of our Video Forum series, Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., and current chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, talks about his priorities at NACDS, the response of his company and the industry to COVID-19, and the pivotal role that retail pharmacies will play in administering

Video Forum: Martin Otto, H-E-B

Video Forum: Martin Otto, H-E-B

H-E-B has won high marks for its performance throughout the COVID-19 crisis. In this installment of our Video Forum, Martin Otto, the company’s chief operating officer, talks about H-E-B’s response to the crisis, the role community pharmacy can play in making health care more effective and efficient, and what grocers and pharmacies need to do

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

Winning in the New World: Brian Owens, Kantar

In the inaugural episode of Winning in the New World, Brian Owens, senior vice president of global health and wellness retail insights at Kantar, reflects on what recent developments in the marketplace mean for retailers and suppliers. Topics include the safety imperative created by COVID-19, omnichannel capabilities, and coronavirus’ long-term impact on business.

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

This week’s Video Forum examines developments in the supermarket sector with Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI: The Food Industry Association. Sarasin talks about the FDA’s recent move to improve food safety, the industry response to COVID-19, and the impact of shifts in consumer behavior.

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

In this edition of our Video Forum, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, provides an update on the company’s strategic priorities — creating neighborhood health care destinations, accelerating digitalization, transforming the retail offering, and stepping up cost management efforts to free capital for reinvestment in the business.

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