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All-star DSN Industry Issues lineup


Seats are going fast for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, slated for Nov. 27 in New York City at the New York Athletic Club. Anchored by an all-star lineup of leading retailers and featuring a special lunch keynote presentation from TV’s Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s primetime “The Kudlow Report,” DSN Industry Issues offers a full day of thought leadership and important networking opportunities with many of the industry’s leading merchandising and marketing executives.

Participating retail panelists include Ahold, CVS, Costco, Family Dollar, Giant Eagle, Good Neighbor, H-E-B, Health Mart, McKesson, Rexall Canada, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Walgreens, Walmart and Winn-Dixie.

In all, the day includes three separate panel discussions, including:

Issues Summit: Now in its 14th year, the theme for this year’s discussion will be “Finding tomorrow’s ‘whitespaces’ to optimize future growth in health and wellness.” What’s a whitespace? “It’s an area where a company has room to maneuver and innovate in what is normally a crowded environment,” explained guest moderator Dan Mack, a partner of The Swanson Group and founder of the Mack Elevation Forum. 

Diabetes Leadership Forum: The ninth annual installment of the forum will invite panelists to share and explore innovative and progressive approaches to empowering community pharmacy to play an advanced role in coordinating and managing care for patients with diabetes. The group will be moderated by Dave Wendland, VP of Hamacher Resource Group.

Health, Wellness and Technology Summit: The second annual technology panel — once again hosted by savvy retail pharmacy vet Bob Dufour, currently COO and partner of Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions — will examine new and emerging solutions to drive improved patient care using technology as an enabler. 

To register to attend, visit; for sponsorship information, contact Wayne Bennett at wbennett@drugstorenews.

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