SOURCE: Lebhar-Friedman

December 02, 2005 00:03 ET

Drug Store News Is Proud to Announce the 7th Annual Industry Issues Summit and the 3rd Annual Diabetes Roundtable

Top Drug Chain Retailers and Suppliers Will Participate in Panel Discussions

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 2, 2005 -- Drug Store News, the leading voice of the retail drug industry, will host the 7th Annual Industry Issues Summit and the 3rd Annual Diabetes Roundtable on December 6, 2005 at Swissotel/The Drake in New York City. The goal of these audience-interactive events continues to be partnering drug chains and their suppliers to share ideas, generate discussions, build stronger partnerships and offer valuable insights and strategies.

"The value in attending the Industry Issues Summit is not to solve any of the many challenges facing the drug class of trade, but to help frame those challenges," said Michael Johnsen, Senior Editor, Drug Store News. The annual event will maintain its stance on providing the retailer and the supplier with both enlightening and productive panel discussions and breaks. The events will include multiple chain executive/supplier panels, as well as a number of networking meal breaks.

Retailers participating in the panels will include: Bryan Shirtliff, Sr. VP Category Management, Rite Aid; David Fong, Sr. VP Pharmacy, Safeway; Tim LeBeau, SVP Merchandising, Duane Reade; Rich Juliano, VP, GM/HBC, SuperValu; John Fegan, Sr. VP Pharmacy Operations, Ahold USA; Jacquelyn Debruler, Pharmacy/Diabetic Buyer/Merchandiser, Meijers; Frank Scorpiniti, Director Pharmacy Marketing, Long's; Mark Panzer, Sr. Executive VP Store Operations, Rite Aid; and many more. This year's events are sponsored by Alberto Culver, Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Pharmavite, Retail Solutions, Pacific World, Pfizer, Wrigley, Wyeth, Becton Dickinson, Novo Nordisk, Home Diagnostics, Inc., Can-Am and Bayer Diagnostics.

Drug Store News is a publication of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., America's leading retail publishing company for over 80 years, serving over a million business managers and professionals across the globe. A publisher of periodicals, directories, and newsletters, Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., is the leader in providing insightful and up-to-date news and analysis on the retail industry.

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