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Automation, tech companies rethink pharmacy pain points

Pharmacy technology and automation companies are stepping up to the plate to ensure that pharmacists can juggle their roles successfully. 

What’s in a name: Private-label demand continues to grow

Based on the level of innovation in private-label health, beauty care and general merchandise, it is clear that retailers and suppliers are looking to surpass customer expectations.

As part of Drug Store News’ celebration of top women executives in retail, we are profiling seven women who either founded or are a top executive at their burgeoning brands.

Read about the contributions and achievements of the more than 140 women honored by DSN’s Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty Awards.

Not only does Sunbeam have a large share of the heating pad category, but it is unveiling new technologies and formats, driving incremental sales and, by the way, profits. 

The semiannual FounderMade exhibition brought retailers and innovative suppliers together to see what might be up and coming in the months ahead. 

Drug Store News sat down with Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association, to discuss his first year at the helm of the association and what might be coming down the pike in the future. 

Walmart is continuing to expand its clinical offerings while ensuring that pharmacists practice at the top of their license so that patients benefit by getting quality health care.

It’s 4 p.m. at the CVS Pharmacy on Main Street in New City, N.Y.

The consumer products goods industry has an opportunity to lead in the battle for consumers' hearts and minds in constructive disruption, Carolyn Tastad, group president of Procter & Gamble North America said.

Alex Broadus, the director of patient outcomes performance at Walgreens, discusses empowering pharmacists to practice the art of pharmacy.

Natural and organic health and beauty care now is following in the footsteps of food. Over the past 12 to 18 months, it has been exploding in traditional big-box chains.

While Walmart hasn’t been forced to close a lot of physical locations like other retailers have, it also has slowed its once torrid pace of openings significantly.

Walmart has a long history of driving profits through high sales volumes of low-priced items at thin margins, but not even its efficiencies are enough to make money selling groceries online. 

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