As retailers and suppliers hit Scottsdale, Ariz., for their top-to-top meetings at the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting this year, trade relations may be at the top of the agenda. According to a DSN poll of suppliers conducted in early April titled “DSN Supplier Sentiment Survey — State of Trade Relations,” as many as 55.7% of suppliers don’t feel they are in a “win-win” scenario with their retail partners.
The DSN PoweRx list represents nearly 80% of the total retail pharmacy business — including more than $250 billion in pharmacy sales and nearly 59,000 pharmacies. And with the rise of more consumer-centered health care, they are creating innovative programs and entering healthcare partnerships to move beyond dispensing and expand their role in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Read more
Industry leaders talk soulful brands, doing good and operating with purpose at the third annual New General Market Summit. In this special report, DSN highlights the big ideas and best practices that emerged from the event.