Attendees gathered for the Emerson, National Sales Solutions and Healthcare Data Solutions parties and the NACDS Total Store Expo reception on Sunday evening for 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo.
NACDS Total Store Expo 2014
Drug Store News took to the show floor Sunday afternoon at NACDS TSE 2014.
IMS Health VP global supply services Hossam Sadek presented the IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award to Walgreens group VP pharmaceutical development, Gerry Gleeson, during an Insight Session Sunday morning.
The slow and uneven pace of recovery following the 2008 economic collapse notwithstanding, the United States remains a fundamentally strong engine of economic growth, Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chairman, said on Sunday during the business session.
With the Hispanic population in the United States hovering around 55 million and estimates predicting that they’ll soon make up nearly one-third of the population, it’s becoming imperative to reach this group of consumers.
The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, perhaps more than any other consumer group, Hispanics are cost-conscious, mobile savvy and do not necessarily seek health care within the traditional $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system.
“A drug store is not just for sick individuals. It’s the place to come to showcase wellness and promote health.”
Chain pharmacy is roiling the nation’s troubled healthcare system with “disruptive innovation” and bringing new, more accessible retail health-and-wellness solutions to consumers.
Ansell Healthcare revealed a new look across its LifeStyles line with a brand facing sure to appeal to today’s Millennial shopper. The new lineup includes Ultra, O-More, Turbo, Nano Thin, Viper, Everlast, Kyng and a combination pack named Mixx.