Meet The Industry
Meet The Industry
Associate Members’ opportunity to hear from industry executives about their expectations and the topics they would like to discuss during their strategic exchanges at Annual Meeting.
At CVS Health, we share a clear purpose: helping people on their path to better health. Through our health services, plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. Making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless, to not only help people get well, but help them stay well in body, mind and spirit.
The Kroger Co.
In 1883, Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati. The son of a merchant, he ran his business with a simple motto: “Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself.”
It was a credo that would serve The Kroger Co. well over the next 130 years as the supermarket business evolved into a variety of formats aimed at satisfying the ever-changing needs of shoppers.
With nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states under two dozen banners and annual sales of more than $121.1 billion, Kroger today ranks as one of the world’s largest retailers.
with his German customers.
Founded in 1901 as a single drugstore, Walgreens today is a provider of trusted care in communities around the U.S. Through constant innovation, Walgreens has a history of breaking new ground to meet its customers’ needs and improve their health, from offering self-service stores beginning in the 1950s to developing a 5-star rated mobile app today. In its pharmacies, Walgreens was the first major drugstore chain to put prescriptions into child-resistant containers in the 1960s (long before it was required by law) and in 2016 was the first to offer safe medication disposal kiosks in its stores.