Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, tells this week’s Video Forum about how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the drug chain’s contributions to the communities it serves more important than ever. Issues covered include Fruth’s coronavirus testing initiatives, efforts to expand pharmacy’s role in health care, and the threat to the profession posed by
For five of the past six years, Care Pharmacies has earned a place on the National Retail Federation’s Hot 100 list. In this week’s Video Forum, Mike Wysong, the company’s chief executive officer, talks about the reasons behind Care’s robust growth, collaboration among its members, and efforts to bolster sales outside the pharmacy department.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Before being named to her current position as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart Health and Wellness, Lori Flees spent more than two years as senior vice president and general merchandising manager of Health and Wellness at Sam’s Club. In a recent conversation with Mass Market Retailers editor-in-chief Jeffrey
In this week’s installment of our Video Forum, Debbie Weitzman, president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution at Cardinal Health, talks about the company’s commitment to supporting all aspects of the pharmacy profession. Among the subjects covered are Cardinal’s expanding range of capabilities, the health care system’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the benefits of allowing
In this week’s Video Forum, Doug Hoey, chief executive officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association, talks about some of the issues confronting independent drug stores and the larger pharmacy sector. Scope of practice, DIR fees, and Rutledge vs. PCMA, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court in October, are among the subjects
On the verge of his retirement from McKesson Corp., Chris Dimos, president of retail solutions, talks about the company’s evolution, how to unlock the full potential of community pharmacy, and his plans for the future.
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.
Ronald Piervincenzi, chief executive officer of the United States Pharmacopeia, discusses the organization’s mission, new modalities of medicine and pharmacy’s role in the health care continuum in this week’s installment of our Video Forum.
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
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.
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.
In this installment of our Video Forum, Mark Griffin, president and chief executive officer of Lewis Drug, talks about the regional drug chain’s groundbreaking partnership with Sanford Health, meeting consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Lewis’ innovative guerrilla retailing strategy.