CHPA announces 2008 Business Development Conference


WASHINGTON The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced 2008 Business Development Conference and Seattle-area Retailer Immersion dates of Oct. 27 and 28, to be held in Kirkland, Wash.

Retail participants include regional druggist Bartell Drugs, wholesaler Costco and online retailers and As part of the immersion seminars, each of the retailers will present their respective go-to-market strategies, specifically as it relates to their health and wellness positioning, and for new suppliers, how to get their foot in the door.

Speakers include:

• Bartell Drugs

George Bartell, chairman and chief executive officer;

Ron Miller, senior vice president, merchandising;

• CostcoVic Curtis, vice president, pharmacy;Teresa Thompson, buyer, vitamins and dietary supplements;


Jeff Fernandez, buyer, health and personal care;

Peggy McDevitt, category manager, health and personal care;


Julie Johnston, vice president, OTC merchandising;

Michael Teague, senior director, purchasing.

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