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

10 retail priorities for navigating the coronavirus era

David Orgel offers a big-picture take on how retailers can best adapt to the new normal.

In the Aisles: Searching for toilet paper

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses how retailers are still managing to deliver on the necessities during a pandemic.

Dan Ochwat examines how COVID-19 has led retailers and suppliers to get creative about connecting virtually in the wake of several postponed or canceled industry events.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson highlights how retailers are working to keep the in-store experience as painless as possible in trying times.

DSN managing editor David Salazar discusses how Rite Aid is standing by its customers by standing by associates, and how the industry can lead in that area.

Dan Ochwat, executive editor of DSN sister publication Store Brands, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing retailers to focus on what is vital.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses experiences people are having in stores — which have largely been positive, even if multiple visits were necessary.

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses what Pier 1 Imports' recent store closings say about the broader retail environment.

David Orgel discusses the big steps that retailers need to take in order to secure talent and prepare their organizations for the changing nature of work.

Daymon's Nicole Peranick discusses the growth that private brands are experiencing, as well as the role they play in driving customer loyalty.

Mack Elevation founder Dan Mack discusses the importance of mentoring to buliding future leaders able to navigate an ever-changing retail environment.

Columnist David Orgel discusses how partnering in the current retail environment, from omnichannel to procurement, now is imperative for retailers who want to succeed.

David Orgel takes a look at what the coming year might hold for retail — from supercharged e-commerce to further emphasis on experiential retail.

Hamacher Resource Group's Dave Wendland shares strategy insights informed by conversations that took place at the 21st annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

pharmacist using a computer

Jill Regan, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Health Care's director of relationship management, details how automated prescriber verification can help pharmacies save time and headaches when it comes to prescriber data.

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

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson looks at how CVS Health is approaching healthcare and the impact it had on the company's bottom line in the third quarter.

David Orgel highlights some recent efforts by retailers to boost their employee benefits — from innovative training to education — to attract and retain talent.

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.

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

Walmart Health Exterior

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

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.

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.

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