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Panzer hails mentorship and collaboration

Panzer hails mentorship and collaboration

PALM BEACH, Fla. — In his first remarks as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Mark Panzer thanked those who have taught and collaborated with him throughout his 46-year retail career. He said that NACDS chain and associate members alike can rely on the same formula of “listen, learn and engage” to

Coty unveils makeup try-on experience with AR

Coty unveils makeup try-on experience with AR

PARIS — Coty has unveiled a a first-of-a-kind augmented reality (AR) makeup try-on experience. The company debuted the blended reality Magic Mirror — which  integrates physical products with digital content — at its newly relaunched Bourjois boutique in Paris. With the Magic Mirror, when a shopper picks up a lipstick the chosen color instantly appears

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, and executive committee and board  members for the coming year. The appointments were announced at the NACDS Annual Meeting. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., was named chairman of NACDS. He succeeds Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

MPG adds Bill Bergin, Todd Matherly to team

MPG adds Bill Bergin, Todd Matherly to team

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Market Performance Group LLC (MPG) has hired retail industry veterans Bill Bergin and Todd Matherly to serve as executive vice presidents of the consulting and sales management services company. Bergin, who recently served as  joins MPG from his position as group vice president of health and beauty at Rite Aid, will

Wegmans and higi launch data-driven integration

Wegmans and higi launch data-driven integration

CHICAGO – Health screening kiosk supplier higi announced on Wednesday an initiative with Wegmans Food Markets Inc. to allow the grocer’s customers and employees to link their health data directly to the chain’s pharmacy management system. The service, which uses McKesson’s EnterpriseRx, will enable Wegmans pharmacists to better help consumers understand their measurements, review health data trends, and connect with appropriate

Target adding eight new beauty brands

Target adding eight new beauty brands

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is expanding its beauty offering by introducing eight cosmetics brands, which collectively offer more than 150 products designed for consumers with medium to dark skin tones. “We know our guests have a wide range of beauty needs and preferences, and we want to make sure Target has the best assortment for

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