DSNTV: Walgreens’ Alex Gourlay shares his goals as NACDS chairman

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DSNTV: Walgreens’ Alex Gourlay shares his goals as NACDS chairman

06/29/2017
At the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, Walgreens Boots Alliance co-COO Alex Gourlay took over the organization’s chairmanship from H-E-B chief merchant Martin Otto. Ahead of his first official speech as chairman, Gourlay sat down with Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder at the NACDS Annual Meeting to discuss the new efforts from NACDS around its future value targeting initiative.

“This idea of being a think tank and thinking like a startup is something I’m really supportive of,” Gourlay said. “From a personal point of view, I want to put the customer and the patient absolutely at the heart of NACDS and the NACDS marketplace.”

Watch the video above to hear more from Gourlay about his plans for NACDS, his views on the state of the industry and some of the insights he’s gained about business after being in the industry since he first started working at the Boots in his native Glasgow, Scotland, at 17 years old.