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The top seven ‘hidden retailer insights

The top seven ‘hidden retailer insights

During last December’s Drug Store Industry Issues Summit, our panel of retail executives discussed how to optimize consumer white spaces, creating new trips and value. If you were not there, you missed some great discussions by many of the top... read more
Elevation Summit: ‘9 Dangerous Growth Ideas’

Elevation Summit: ‘9 Dangerous Growth Ideas’

“What’s in greatest demand today isn’t more data but synthesis — understanding what’s next, crossing boundaries and being able to combine different pieces into an interesting new whole.” That’s what Dan Mack, managing director of the Mack Elevation Forum, asked... read more
Walmart’s Bauza keynotes Mack Elevation Forum

Walmart’s Bauza keynotes Mack Elevation Forum

DENVER — “Show me white spaces and create [value] that I don’t already have.” That’s what one retailer polled by the Mack Elevation Forum said regarding what suppliers need to do to score a win. And that may be both... read more
Target’s Stukenborg discusses ‘value creation’ at Elevation Forum

Target’s Stukenborg discusses ‘value creation’ at Elevation Forum

MINNEAPOLIS — In a recent study conducted by DDI Consulting, 72% of managers indicated they have never questioned their ability to be an effective leader, and only 15% stated they had a leadership deficiency. It is a great example that... read more
Creating a successful, transformational culture

Creating a successful, transformational culture

On April 25, this group of senior executives and keynote speaker — Walmart SVP OTC, health and wellness Carmen Bauza — gathered for the latest Elevation Forum the day prior to the kickoff of NACDS Annual Meeting here. Bauza passionately... read more
Got share of heart?

Got share of heart?

As legendary Harvard Business School marketing professor Theodore Levitt once put it, “people don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!” Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for... read more
Key leaders speak on business leadership

Key leaders speak on business leadership

It’s all about unveiling opportunity, absorbing those insights that can really transform a business and then putting those insights into action. That’s what Dan Mack, managing director of the Mack Elevation Forum, asked attendees to do at Friday’s exclusive, one-day... read more
Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin shares insights during latest Mack Elevation Forum

Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin shares insights during latest Mack Elevation Forum

WHEELING, Ill. — ”When you create something for [our various retail concepts], you are creating a new experience and environment that makes us different than our competitive set. Exclusivity of the experience is a large differentiated.” That was a key... read more
Health innovation: What's next?
Mack keynotes Brazilian drug store conference

Mack keynotes Brazilian drug store conference

SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Drug Store News strategic partner Dan Mack, founder and managing director of Mack Elevation Forum, delivered the keynote address at the Brazilian Association of Pharmacies and Drugstore Networks’ annual Abrafarma Future Trends conference on Sept. 1. “Every... read more
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