Seeking a Healthier Future, Drugstores Tap Into ‘Wellness’

Facing stiff competition, drugstores are reaching into their beauty departments to hitch their fortunes to the trendy wellness movement.

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The health of the meeting was debated at the tables dotting the pool at the lavish Phoenician Hotel. While some executives griped that they only had as few as 10 appointments, others were content with the caliber and quantity of business exchanges. The meeting attracted about 2,200 executives, according to Craig Fuller, NACDS president. “We traditionally lose some numbers when we leave The Breakers. [The meeting is held at The Breakers three years in a row, then moves to another locale.] This is the first time that didn’t happen. There is a genuine interest in people wanting to spend time together at this meeting and it is busier than ever,” Fuller said.

For next year, suppliers and retailers will head back to The Breakers — presumably much “healthier.”

— Laura Klepacki
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