In "12 For 12," Drug Store News takes a look at the year ahead and the stories, issues and trends that will make headlines in retail pharmacy in 2012. Also Inside: Duane Reade and Navarro's revamped stores and interviews with ECRM's Mitch Bowlus and NCPA's Gabe Trahan.
With holiday projections all over the board, DSN analyzes whether this is just more of the same old "new normal" shopping behavior or if it's a "Game Change" once again. Also Inside: Clinics 2.0, Walmart Report, Industry Issues Summit and Winn-Dixie's Hispanic store.
Following the myriad of retail executive moves in October, DSN compiled a list of execs it's following in "Who to follow." Also Inside: Generics Report, Diabetes loyalty card, Men's grooming, Sexual wellness and more.
DSN examines how 15 leading pharmacy services companies are riding the health IT gold rush in "Heavy Hitters." Also Inside: Next-generation Bartell and DSN TV: Consumer Insights.
DSN analyzes the potential ESI-Medco merger and whom it will benefit or hurt. Also Inside: CVS Annual Report, Giancamilli retires and Remembering Len DeMino.
DSN investigates how an OTC statin could change the switch model forever — and why Lipitor could be the first — in "Flip the Switch." Also Inside: "Generics Report" and "Walgreens-ESI battle goes public."
Armed robberies and counterfeiting have reached an all-time high. DSN analyzes what's being done about it in "Pharmacy Crime." Also Inside: "Remembering Charlie Bowlus" and the "Prescriber Report."
DSN explains why Duane Reade's newest store is a giant leap forward for pharmacy convenience merchandising in "Drug Store of the Future." Also Inside: "Annual Rite Aid Report" and "Does Walgreens need Express Scripts?"
DSN examines why increasingly more drug stores are looking into fresh food in its "Get Fresh" cover story. Also Inside: "Tour Rite Aid's Wellness store" and "Capturing the 'click-and-pick' customer."
DSN analyzes the impact of extreme couponing in "Extreme Headache: Are coupon 'extremists' bad for business?" Also Inside: Store Formats Of The Year and the Mid-Year Category Report.