Companies large and small all want “innovation,” although most organizations don’t have a concise definition of the term or how to achieve it. And while “process” sounds like the boring antithesis of innovation, companies that focus on innovation process are more likely to achieve innovation than companies waiting for innovation to randomly strike.
Mexico, a NAFTA member since 1994, is not the distant neighbor it once was. Present political posturing aside, it’s long been a challenging relationship. But today’s Mexico is also a great consumer market.
For retailers and CPG companies, there is an inherent danger into lumping people together in neat little buckets — which might explain why “personalization” is such a big buzzword in the industry these days. With millennials, it is like playing Russian roulette with your marketing dollars.
As patients look for ways to obtain healthcare in more convenient and lower-cost settings, new opportunities are emerging for retail pharmacies to help meet patient needs. Many pharmacies already are recognized as cost-efficient channels for expanding public access to vaccinations, disease management, medication management, and other clinical services.
Prince's sudden passing has disrupted the music industry and the broader creative culture. Whether one appreciated his music or didn’t, his talent was magnetic. You could not ignore his ability to tell a story; you could not ignore his authenticity. And that is something that everyone could learn from.
I often use the expression and encourage others to “Look around the corner.” My intent is to reinforce the importance of not becoming too comfortable with the status quo. New opportunities present themselves everyday – but you may have to stretch your imagination a bit and connect dots that are not yet formally established.
In this issue, Drug Store News previews its DSN 2016 Yearbook, featuring our annual PoweRx company profiles. The full report will be available this summer with exclusive company rankings and profiles of every company in our Top 50. Two strong examples are Ritzman Pharmacy and Benzer Pharmacy — two small chains that are big on innovation and growing their businesses in unique ways.