Can you keep a secret?

October 2, 2013By Industry Intuition, Views

by Dave Wendland for Drug Store News UpMarketing blog October 2, 2013 Abraham Lincoln is said to once have quipped: “It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.” But secret-keeping in business is no joke. According to Symantec, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, customer lists and other … Read More

Get ready to tie one on

September 15, 2013By Views

by Dave Wendland, as seen in Healthcare Distributor magazine, Out of the Box column February/March 2013 Let’s face it, times they have a-changed. As I look around our industry and compare it to years gone by, I can confidently say that we have become a laid back society. It so happens one of my brothers-in-law … Read More

NSAID concerns lead pain sufferers to external remedies

September 9, 2013By Industry Intuition, Views

by Jenny Kosek for Chain Drug Review September 9th, 2013 America is a nation in pain. Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and the annual cost of health care for pain (including disability days and lost wages and productivity) is estimated at between $560 billion and $635 billion. Consequently, it’s not surprising that … Read More

Retailers should appeal to all the senses

August 19, 2013By Industry Intuition, Views

by Amy Kasza for Chain Drug Review August 19th, 2013 Offering fast-moving consumer goods such as cold beverages, magazines, candy, gum and mints at checkout is the tried-and-true formula for ensuring quick turns on low-margin items with high consumer demand. Chain drug stores have traditionally offered a predictable and low-maintenance assortment of merchandise that reliably … Read More

It’s time for a vision test

August 5, 2013By Industry Intuition, Views

by Dave Wendland for Drug Store News UpMarketing blog August 5, 2013 One of my favorite Japanese proverbs states: “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” So is it true that all leaders have vision? Or put another way, can leaders be effective without vision? My instincts suggest that a … Read More