NACDS Chair Mike Wysong, chief executive officer of CARE Pharmacies, and National Association of Chain Drug Stores President and CEO Steven C. Anderson today welcomed attendees to Total Store Expo in San Diego.
Speaking at Sunday’s business program during the conference, Wysong and Anderson delivered a clear message to meeting attendees: The pharmacy industry owns this Association’s 90-year legacy, and together through NACDS, it has a unique opportunity to advance it.
During his remarks, Wysong thanked NACDS chain and supplier members for coming together to commemorate 90 years as an association, celebrate 10 years of the NACDS Total Store Expo and create new firsts that shape our future.
“The NACDS Total Store Expo continues to reimagine ‘what could be’ and to foster innovation by bringing together the right people, at the right time, in the right setting,” Wysong said.
Anderson echoed Wysong’s thoughts, emphasizing the moment that exists now for the industry and for the nation — and NACDS’ place in it.
“For an association that prides itself on representing ‘the face of neighborhood healthcare,’ these are exciting times. These are times of rapid progress for all facets of the industry: pharmacy, health and wellness, consumer goods, the supply chain, technology and beyond,” he said.
Anderson continued by describing the Association’s consistent purpose since its inception in 1933, driven by a “passion for pharmacy and for retail,” “the relationship between retailer and supplier” and the “industry’s collective bond with the American consumer.”