KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association last month showcased 110 front-end suppliers for its members at the 86th Annual Trade Expo held here.
CDMA buyers voted ENB Science’s True-Dose this year’s Product Showcase winner for “its innovative and unique product line with great packaging.” The full True Dose line features 12 liquid pet supplements that are added to a pet’s feeding dish through a dose-control pump. The Product Showcase this year featured more than 45 companies, representing 82 products.
CDMA also issued several member awards. Powhatan Pharmacy secured Member of the Year; Today’s Optical was recognized as Associate Member of the Year; Guardian Drug Co. was named Store Brand Supplier of the Year; and Rochester Drug Co. was honored as Store Brand Member of the Year.
The event featured a Store Brand Forum as a way for buyers to meet one-on-one with private-label suppliers. And the CDMA showroom featured more than 500 items across all front-end merchandise categories. Another 500 items were featured in the Direct Import showroom, which showcased primarily seasonal product focused on the fourth quarter.
At the shareholders meeting, Nancy Wharmby of Medicine Center/Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies was elected as the newest member of CDMA’s board of directors.