LAS VEGAS — Following more than two years of planning, the highly anticipated National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo is set to debut Aug.10 in Las Vegas with more than 5,400 attendees converging for four day days of programming.
The NACDS Total Store Expo runs from Aug. 10 to 13 and will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Unifying the NACDS Marketplace Conference, NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference and NACDS Supply Chain & Logistics Conference into one comprehensive meeting, the NACDS Total Store Expo will offer a cross-industry approach to doing business in a new way.
“The powerful new NACDS Total Store Expo is a game-changer in how the industry conducts business. Its innovative nature builds on NACDS’ reputation for providing cutting-edge events that focuses-in on retailers’ and suppliers’ needs,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson.
The idea of the NACDS Total Store Expo was born out of an effort to identify opportunities to revolutionize NACDS events. After ongoing dialogue and formal outreach with the NACDS board of directors and NACDS members, the inaugural 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo was announced at the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting by then-NACDS chairman Larry Merlo of CVS Caremark.
The vision of the NACDS Total Store Expo continued to be carried out under the leadership of subsequent NACDS chairmen, Bob Loeffer of H-E-B and Greg Wasson of Walgreens. As the new show opens this weekend, current NACDS chairman Bob Narveson will usher in the event with a ribbon cutting.
“NACDS recognizes the outstanding commitment of the NACDS board of directors, NACDS members, sponsors and meeting attendees in helping to make this inaugural meeting a success,” added Anderson.
“As with all of our meetings and conferences, NACDS is dedicated to the success of all the retailers and suppliers attending the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo,” stated Anderson. “I can think of no better way to put a capstone on the 80th anniversary of NACDS than with this uniquely powerful show format that delivers the right business opportunities to foster meaningful discussions in a personalized manner.”
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