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Blogs and opinion pieces on the trends and news in the retail pharmacy industry.

3 keys to winning the booming premium men’s grooming segment

Sam Swartz of Duke Cannon shares key tips on how to win the premium men’s grooming category.

Another way to solve the pharmacy profitability problem

Pharmacy consultant and industry expert Bruce Kneeland takes a look at an independent PBM business model focused on saving money and improving patient outcomes.

DisposeRx

DisposeRx founder and CEO John Holaday highlights the ways that pharmacies can play a role in helping patients safely dispose of unused and unwanted medication to prevent abuse and misuse.

man inspecting hair for loss

The current growth in the men’s personal care and grooming market highlights a shift in the way that male consumers traditionally have approached their personal care. Previously, men have shopped based on utility, with very little research behind the purchase required.

Walmart Health Exterior

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson highlights recent efforts by Walmart that signal the retailer is making the right moves.

Health Mart Atlas vice president of pharmacy performance Crystal Lennartz discusses industry-wide efforts McKesson is participating in to help bring about DIR fee reform.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses the various ways that retailers are beginning to rethink their approach to pharmacy.

Sera Labs founder and CEO Nancy Duitch discusses elements that retailers should consider when partnering with companies making CBD products.

PowerReviews’ Cheryl Sullivan writes about the important role that consumer-generated brand content can play in building a private-label OTC strategy to take on Amazon.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson discusses how NACDS is advancing pharmacy’s partnership, in policy and practice in combating opioid abuse and addiction.

Drug Store News editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses how retailers don’t necessarily need to scrap their tried-and-true playbook for new generations.

This month, David Orgel examines how going against conventional wisdom sometimes can be brilliant.

Rite Aid senior vice president and chief human resources officer Jessica Kazmaier discusses how the chain is investing in its associates to create a customer experience that will help it navigate its “Path to the Future.”

This month, David Orgel examines how retailers need to jump on the bandwagon through tie-ins to national marketing promotions.

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