NACDS announces Total Store Expo ‘Insight Sessions’ lineup
ARLINGTON, Va. — With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo less than three months away, NACDS has announced its lineup of educational Insight Sessions, which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities including healthcare, business and logistics.
The NACDS Total Store Expo will take place from Aug. 22 to 25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The sessions will take place on Sunday and Monday during the four-day trade show and strategic exchange. Each Insight Session is crafted to ensure that attendees are receiving helpful information to conduct business on a day-to-day basis on a variety of topics including the Affordable Care Act, business planning and logistics, consumer and market trends, innovation, genomics and digital solutions, NACDS stated.
To date, 21 Insight Sessions have been announced for the NACDS Total Store Expo:
- Bending the Chain: The Surprising Challenge of Integrating Purchasing and Logistics
- Consumer Trends in Health and Wellness
- Medication Adherence and the Role of Motivational Interviewing
- Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts
- Quality Improvement: Business Opportunities Beyond Medicare
- Telehealth: Enabling Access to Healthcare Services
- The 2015-16 Flu Season and Vaccination Updates
- The Future of Retail has Arrived. Ready or Not?
- What is “New” Versus What is Innovative
- Winning with Digital Marketing
- Beauty and the Millennials
- Current Trends in DEA Compliance
- Improving Transitions in Care: Role for Pharmacies
- King v. Burwell Decision: Impact on Pharmacies
- Lessons Learned in Complying with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)
- Precision Medicine: Integrating Genomics into Pharmacy Practice
- Supply Chain Optimization: Partnerships between Retailers and CPG Suppliers Lead to Green
- The Collision of Digital Health, the Consumer and Wearables
- The Impact of Population Shifts on Retail and CPG in the U.S.
- Tobacco Cessation Programs in Community Pharmacy
- Welcome to Retail’s Emotional Economy – Analog, Digital, Sensory and Sound – How it all Comes Together for Emotional Retail
“The NACDS Total Store Expo provides the most cutting-edge programming for retailers and suppliers — and this year’s Insight Sessions are no exception,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “Each session is developed with all attendees in mind, across all segments of the rapidly-changing industry. Whether its consumer goods, retail, pharmacy, supply chain and logistics there is a session for every attendee that will provide forward-thinking knowledge for effective business planning.”
The Insight Sessions are also accessible — along with a host of other resources and information — on the NACDS Events mobile app. The app offers navigational tools and resources to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience at the NACDS Total Store Expo. The 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo dashboard within the app provides attendees the tools to create a personalized schedule for the meeting, browse speakers and bookmark sessions of interest, search for exhibitors, reference resources in the local area, and access social media to keep up with updates about the meeting.
The NACDS Events app can be downloaded in both the Apple and Google Play app stores for iOS and Android devices. Users can also scan a QR code that will direct them to their phone's app store. An NACDS-TV video also offers a tutorial on how to download the app. Once the mobile app is downloaded, subscribers are directed to download the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo dashboard.
Revlon kicks off new philanthropic platform with $1M donation
Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, Revlon global brand ambassador Halle Berry and Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani at the Revlon Love is On Luncheon Honoring Slamon in Los Angeles (Photo: Business Wire)
NEW YORK — Revlon has donated $1 million to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, furthering its long-time commitment to eradicating women’s cancers.
The donation was unveiled on June 3 by Revlon chairman Ronald Perelman, CEO Lorenzo Delpani and global brand ambassador Halle Berry at a Lovee Is On event in Los Angeles. The luncheon honored Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, for his achievements in cancer research.
The donation marks the first phase of Revlon’s new philanthropic platform of bigger and more impactful donations to women’s health initiatives, which is also part of Revlon’s Love is On global mission to inspire love.
“Love Is On is in everything we do at Revlon, including our commitment to caring for women’s health,” Delpani said. “It is love that inspired our philanthropic direction to make more significant and impactful donations to women’s health initiatives. We unveiled the first phase of this mission with a direct donation of $1 million to Dr. Dennis Slamon and the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. It is our goal that this donation will help to enable Dr. Slamon and his team to continue their research into major cancer breakthroughs that will lead to lives being saved, ultimately finding a cure.”
“We have made tremendous advancements in the field of breast cancer treatments over the past two decades, but our work is far from over,” Slamon added. “We are currently working on potential new therapies and treatments for triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and this extremely generous donation will help us to continue this groundbreaking research that has the potential to save the lives of more women battling these deadly diseases.”
Since 1990, Perelman and Revlon, in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lilly Tartikoff, have distributed $49 million to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. These funds have helped accelerate research needed to bring cancer treatment drugs such as Herceptin and Ibrance to market.
Revlon will be unveiling a new campaign later this year to raise awareness and funds in support of other women’s health initiatives.
Former Mars executive joins Coty’s board
NEW YORK — Beauty brand Coty has added Paul Michaels, former global president of Mars to its board of directors.
“Paul S. Michaels is one of the most highly respected leaders in the consumer goods industry and we are excited to add him to Coty’s Board of Directors,” Bart Becht, chairman and interim CEO of Coty, said. “His expertise and creativity in working with global brands will be a tremendous asset to the company as we continue to pursue our strategy of returning Coty to profitable growth behind its brand building and efficiency programs.”
During his time at Mars, he led efforts to strengthen the company’s portfolio of businesses through brand revitalization and product innovation. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and later moved to Johnson & Johnson, where he spent 15 years building many of the company’s flagship brands. This included building and positioning as global leaders Johnson & Johnson’s health and beauty products such as Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Reach toothbrushes and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, among others.
“I have admired Coty for a number of years and I am looking forward to working with my fellow directors to help guide Coty to its next phase of growth,” Michaels said. “I have immense respect for Bart and his colleagues and feel that Coty is poised to enhance its leadership position in the global beauty industry.”