In this week’s Video Forum, Peggy Davies, who was recently confirmed as president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association after serving in the role on an interim basis since June 2020, discusses efforts to build on the legacy of her predecessor, Brian Sharoff. She also talks about COVID’s impact on the store brand business, the
The nation’s grocers have had to adapt quickly to changing conditions over the past year and a half. In this week’s Video Forum, Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI, talks about the resilience shown by the industry during the COVID pandemic. She also discusses changing shopping patterns, the ramifications of consumers’
As the industry gears up for NACDS Total Store Expo, which this year will be held virtually from August 23 through August 25, Video Forum talked with four executives about ways to get the most out of the event. Jim Whitman, senior vice president of member programs and services at NACDS; Lisa Paley, general manager
In this week’s Video Forum, Kevin Hourican, president and chief executive officer of Sysco Corp., a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and nonfood products, primarily to restaurants and institutional customers, talks about the company’s recently unveiled Recipe for Growth. The former president of CVS Pharmacy also discusses the state of the food
In the second of two episodes about the drug store market in China, Video Forum examines the impact of e-commerce. Ed Rowland, principal of Rowland Global LLC, and Alice Wang, a Shanghai-based consultant and instructor at Alibaba’s Taobao University, share insights about younger consumers’ embrace of online-to-offline services, the growing presence of Alibaba and JD.com
Jocelyn Konrad, executive vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Rite Aid, tells this week’s Video Forum about the drug chain’s efforts to combat COVID-19, including robust testing and immunization programs. She also addresses lessons learned from the pandemic, Rite Aid’s innovative approach to health and wellness, and the future of retail pharmacy.
In this week’s Video Forum, Micah Cost, who in February succeeded Laura Cranston as chief executive officer of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, talks about what attracted him to the organization and his agenda for 2021. Cost details PQA’s ongoing efforts in three key areas — quality measures, research and education.
John Standley, who joined Walgreens as president last August, talks about changes under way that will strengthen the drug chain’s position in pharmacy, health care and retailing. Among the subjects Standley addresses in this week’s Video Forum are Walgreens’ expanding partnership with VillageMD, the retailer’s revamped loyalty program, and its big investment in digital
Like their counterparts in the U.S., members of the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada are working to maximize the impact of the profession on people’s health. In this week’s Video Forum, Sandra Hanna, Neighbourhood Pharmacies CEO, talks about the organization’s priorities, which include expanding the scope of pharmacy practice, strengthening the pharmaceutical supply chain, and
With the Biden administration and the 117th Congress in place, we asked Steve Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, to share his thoughts about the current state of the nation’s government and politics, and what it means for retail pharmacy. Implications of last month’s riot on Capitol
George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising at CVS Health, tells this week’s Video Forum about the company’s evolving strategy at a turning point in its history. Coleman, who has just been named Merchant of the Year by Chain Drug Review, comments on the transition in leadership underway at CVS Health, the company’s omnichannel strategy
Nicholas Hall is one of the world’s leading experts on consumer health care. In this week’s Video Forum, Hall, executive chairman and creative solutions director at the Nicholas Hall Group of Cos., analyzes the trends shaping the O-T-C business. The impact of e-commerce, sources of innovation, and emerging growth categories are among the topics addressed.