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

What's next for the dietary supplement industry?

Christine Burdick-Bell, steering committee chair at the Dietary Supplements Quality Collaborative, outlines where dietary supplement regulations stand as the Biden administration gets settled.

Editor’s Note: What Wakefern's pharmacy closures tell us

ShopRite’s surprise decision to close 62 pharmacies on Tuesday could be a harbinger of things to come.

Fancy’s Katie Keating discusses what retailers can do to de-stigmatize the sexual wellness space and build sales in the category at the same time.

As more retailers roll out membership programs, David Orgel highlights the need for these services to meet customer expectations over time.

David Orgel looks at how retailers set high standards for diversity and inclusion in the past year — and the importance of continuing this focus.

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow president and CEO Patrick Spear discusses how retailers can adapt to consumer needs to build loyalty throughout the pandemic and beyond.

With the new year looming, David Orgel urges retailers to forget about predicting the future and focus instead on essential strategies.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses the launch of Amazon pharmacy and what it means for the industry.

First Databank's Dr. Charles Lee discusses how pharmacists can help patients better understand their health — and be more adherent as a result.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses a chat he had with a pharmacist, who said that throughout the pandemic, patients have increasingly sought counseling about health care-related questions.

This month, David Orgel takes a look at how retailers continue to broaden their health initiatives to meet a wider range of consumer needs.

Crossmark's Kristen Abreu discusses how retailers can still make Black Friday a success while keeping customers' safety and convenience needs in mind.

Honesty and empathy are the lifeblood of the best supplier-retailer relationships.

In his monthly column, David Orgel discusses the new retail imperative, which is to provide excitement and enhanced solutions — alongside safety — to customers.

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