Let’s face it: The world of retail and pharmacy will look very different in the next few years. By then, the idea of drones making deliveries to your door may seem as ordinary as, say, getting biometric screenings via your smartphone, or monitoring glucose levels via a contact lens, or shelf talkers that really talk to customers, or getting your mani/pedi at the drug store. In this special report, DSN examines 20 emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies and new innovations that will seem like business as usual by 2020.
The need to bridge the gap between the pharmacy counter and the rest of the retail operation is generating more discussion across the industry at a time of changing consumer attitudes and growing competition from a wider range of retailers — both brick-and-mortar and virtual. Read more
Chronic care management has become an all-consuming topic for retail pharmacy. It has moved beyond a niche industry topic to a high-profile, national conversation that involves healthcare costs, government policy, emerging technologies and, most importantly, daily life for millions of consumers. Read more
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.