CESTMOI_1170x120_11-14-18

Mark Panzer

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

NACDS announces 2019-2020 officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting, NACDS named new officers, one new executive committee member and seven newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the Association re-elected seven board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Chris Lane, executive vice president of

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

NACDS campaigns for pharmacy’s future

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is fighting for the retail pharmacy industry’s future on a number of fronts, and the stakes are high. Of particular import is the issue of direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, which represent a major threat. “Let’s be clear,” NACDS chairman Mark Panzer said

NACDS Foundation gala raises over $1.8 million

NEW YORK — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation raised more than $1.8 million at its 20th Annual Foundation Dinner here last month. The money will help support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic initiatives to improve patient outcomes and advance population health. “Today, innovative delivery care models are emerging, which include physicians

NACDS offers value in changing times

NACDS offers value in changing times

DENVER – The business program of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo today emphasized NACDS’ commitment to the success of retailer and supplier members amid times of dramatic change. It also delivered a compelling message to Washington, D.C. decision makers and opinion leaders that the emerging trade war jeopardizes business’

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

Western Union expands network at Albertsons stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and BOISE, Idaho — The Western Union Company is strengthening its presence across the U.S., after signing a deal with Albertsons Cos. The agreement will enable consumer access to international and domestic money transfer and money order services, as well as bill payment services at Albertsons Cos. locations—operating under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons,

Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

Albertsons pharmacies in Idaho practicing under new law

BOISE, Idaho – Albertsons Cos. announced this week their Idaho pharmacists can now prescribe for more health conditions under a new state law. Prior to the law’s July 1 effective date, targeted Albertsons Cos. pharmacies received agency approval to pilot the new program, making them the first large retail chain pharmacy to provide these services

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

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

Albertsons buys MedCart Specialty Pharmacy

Albertsons buys MedCart Specialty Pharmacy

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has acquired MedCart Specialty Pharmacy, a Livonia, Mich.-based provider of pharmacy services for people with complex diseases. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Plans call for MedCart, privately owned since 2012, to operate under its current leadership as a new business unit in Albertsons’ pharmacy organization. The MedCart unit

Albertsons expands diabetes store tours

Albertsons expands diabetes store tours

BOISE, Idaho — Leveraging the grocery and pharmacy areas of its stores, Albertsons Cos. has expanded its Eating Healthy with Diabetes food tours to help diabetes patients better manage their health. Albertsons said Thursday that through April 30, the Eating Healthy with Diabetes program will offer free guided tours with local registered dietitians at 400

Panzer excels in health, wellness

Panzer excels in health, wellness

PHOENIX — Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., is leading his team and the industry in creating a singular destination for customers to take care of their health and wellness needs through their grocery and pharmacy stores. The goal is to raise the profile of the company’s health

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., has assumed additional responsibility for general merchandise and health and beauty aids. “Mark’s impact on our operation in 2015 was immediate. He brought a wealth of industry experience with him when he joined our team that makes him a