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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 –

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

NACDS Total Store Expo 2021 going virtual

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has decided to make this year’s edition of Total Store Expo a virtual event. While the news comes as a disappointment for retailers, CPG suppliers and others in the industry eager to return to face-to-face interaction with business partners, the move makes perfect sense in

NACDS sets officers, board and executive committee

NACDS sets officers, board and executive committee

ARLINGTON Va.— During the virtual 2021 NACDS Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, one new Executive Committee member and four newly elected Board of Directors members for the coming year. NACDS also re-elected three Board of Directors members whose terms were expiring.   Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co., will serve as the new

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.

Kroger Health boosts vaccination capacity

Kroger Health boosts vaccination capacity

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has significantly increased its capacity to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, and can now deliver one million doses per week through in-store pharmacies and clinics, and mass vaccination off-site events. To vaccinate more Americans more quickly, Kroger Health will dedicate the first hour of pharmacy operations each day to administering the three

Kroger Health offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

Kroger Health offering COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched rapid antibody testing across its family of pharmacies. This move expands the company’s existing portfolio of in-clinic and at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests, to help inform patients if they have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people