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Industry celebrates NACDS’ 90th anniversary

Industry celebrates NACDS’ 90th anniversary

NEW YORK — The industry came together last night at the Ziegfeld Ballroom to recognize the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for its long list of contributions to retailing and health care over the past nine decades. The gala reception, which featured a Who’s Who in the chain drug industry, was sponsored by The

Influential Women: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health

CINCINNATI — As president of Kroger Health, one of Colleen Lindholz’s top priorities is to continually grow and develop how the retail health company delivers high-quality care and lowers overall health care costs for customers. Kroger is leading the way in the delivery of quality care by offering expert, credible and convenient services in-store every

Kroger Health takes MMR’s top honor

Kroger Health takes MMR’s top honor

CINCINNATI — While Kroger Co. is best known as the nation’s grocer, the company is also a potent force in health care, with 2,255 pharmacies and 226 clinics across the U.S. The drive is under way to maximize synergies between the two sides of the business, positioning “food as medicine” as a means to keep

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

Mass Market Retailers held a reception in New York City recently to honor the executives chosen as the publication’s “People Who Made a Difference” in 2022. Receiving awards were: Scott Crawford, chief merchandising officer at Fresh Direct; Heather Hughes, group vice president of beauty, personal care, seasonal at Walgreens; and Vinima Shekhar, vice president of

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

PHILADELPHIA — High inflation and the fear that the only way to fix it is to start a recession are among the concerns facing mass retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the coming months, according to speakers at The Emerson Group’s recent Industry Day event here. But while the challenges are real, participants in

NACDS chair Nightengale sees changes ahead

NACDS chair Nightengale sees changes ahead

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Newly elected NACDS Chair Brian Nightengale addressed retailers and suppliers Tuesday morning, detailing the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry, and arguing that NACDS is well positioned to be a catalyst for “a new and transformative era for pharmacy.” Nightengale, who oversees Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a network of over 4300

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

NACDS Regional event affirms industry’s role

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hannaford Bros. director of pharmacy operations Wendy Boynton launched the in-person National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2022 Regional Chain Conference on Monday by calling out all that has been accomplished over the past two years by the industry and within the profession. “Pharmacy has been recognized as being part of

Kroger Health wins APhA Immunization Champion Award

Kroger Health wins APhA Immunization Champion Award

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has won the 2022 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award. The award honors individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities. The APhA Immunization Champion Award recognizes Kroger Health as being an organization that continuously advances the role of pharmacists as valued immunization administrators. It

Video Forum: NACDS

Video Forum: NACDS

MMR‘s sister publication, Chain Drug Review, has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of

NACDS event hails team approach

ARLINGTON, Va. — Working as partners, the retailer and supplier members of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores are delivering a new era of retail health, characterized by an interdisciplinary team approach to health and wellness, said Colleen Lindholz, who chairs the association and serves as president of Kroger Health. “I cannot think of

NACDS leaders cite critical role of united industry

NACDS leaders cite critical role of united industry

ARLINGTON, Va.–  National Association of Chain Drug Stores chair Colleen Lindholz and NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson kicked off the virtual 2021 NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE) Monday with a clear and consistent message: The COVID pandemic has presented the pharmacy industry with unprecedented challenges, yet retailers and suppliers – united through NACDS –

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