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.

The Meet the Industry program has become an important part of the Annual Meeting and is specifically designed for first-time attendees from small and mid-size associate member companies. The program will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The program consists of 30-minute sessions with a senior executive or team of executives from various companies in the industry.

The program will include the following:

 

  • Overview of company
  • How they use Annual Meeting to conduct business
  • Topics they expect to discuss with suppliers
  • Question & Answer period

Presenters:

CVS Health

CVS Health

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.

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.

Walgreen Co.

Walgreen Co.

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.

You grow through new experiences, and being pushed out of your comfort zone accelerates that growth... I believe you have to continually listen, learn and engage.

Mark Panzer Albertsons Companies

This Partnership idea, which really is at the center of the philosophy of NACDS, you can really see that come alive now between Annual Meeting and coming through at Total Store Expo.

Alex Gourlay Walgreens Boots Alliance & Walgreen Co.

For us, the Annual Meeting is the one opportunity a year where you can get all the suppliers together and really cement that partnership on how we work together to make it better for customers. The reality is that Retailers can’t do it alone and Suppliers can’t do it alone.

Richard Ashworth Walgreen Co.