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Event Overview:


The NACDS Total Store Expo blends the tradeshow and senior-level conference formats into a powerful appointment-based show. It enables strategic and tactical collaboration across functions within retailer and supplier partners. Totally dedicated to your success, NACDS provides tools that can help you make this event a true game-changer for your company.

Meet the Market

Meet the Market is a special program designed to introduce the latest innovative products, technology and services to the retail audience at the NACDS Total Store Expo.  Participating exhibitors present their company and products to retailers through a series of 10-minute appointments arranged by NACDS - thousands of presentations in this pre-exhibition event!

Attendee Information:

The NACDS Total Store Expo is a one of a kind opportunity for retailers and their suppliers to gather to create a new dialogue that will drive not only the top line, but also operational efficiencies. By coming together across multiple functions and encompassing all products and categories available in your stores, attendees will gain new insights into your own business as well as across your company.


Survey the potential products, categories, concepts and collaboration opportunities and there is no limit to your company personnel who will benefit from attending the NACDS Total Store Expo.

CEOs, presidents, owners
Senior executives in pharmacy, merchandising, supply chain logistics, operations, purchasing, marketing and loss prevention
Pharmacy executives, directors, managers - in purchasing, operations, technology, and marketing
Divisional merchandise managers, category managers, buyers
Category analysts, planogram managers, marketing specialists
Directors and managers of inventory management, logistics, vendor compliance, transportation, reverse logistics, and distribution
District, regional, store managers, pharmacists

Preview the latest innovations in consumer packaged goods, store/pharmacy technology, pharmaceutical products and more entering the market
Meet with a majority of your suppliers and their senior sales staff at one event, in one place
Obtain that special niche product for your stores
Enhanced collaboration with key trading partners
Learn about new merchandising programs, promotional offers, "market specials"
Review and enhance current programs and make mid-course product and merchandising adjustments
Stay abreast of the emerging market: new people, new products, technology, and services, new thought processes, new styles, colors, trends, and packaging
Our education programs are without parallel, covering the latest on state-of-the-art pharmacy operations, practice and clinical issues, distribution and marketing
Follow up on key discussions that were initiated during the NACDS Annual Meeting

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit

The NACDS Total Store Expo allows you to maximize selling opportunities to retailers while getting the most out of your trade show investment. Included in your booth fee is the highly acclaimed "Meet the Market," a value-added program open to new exhibitors and past exhibitors with new products and services. This opportunity guarantees appointments with key retail buyers in your category through a series of 10-minute pre-set meetings on the day prior to the opening of the exhibit hall.

$650 Billion In Retailer Buying Power

Exhibiting at the NACDS Total Store Expo allows you to:

Enhance your potential by expanding your retail customer base increasing market share
Share product launch plans and seek distribution/stocking of your new products
Explore strategic business opportunities
Discuss your distribution and marketing plans
Review current business status with existing customers
Find solutions to challenging issues
Learn about the industry's most compelling trends by participating in the education programs.
Participate in our guaranteed-appointments program, “Meet the Market,” totaling over 8,000 pre-scheduled meetings
Get your product or service viewed by as many chain retailers as possible within the industry
Connect with the buyers from more than 250 retail companies, representing over 145,000 retail outlets, who collectively buy $650 Billion Dollars in supplier goods and services
Leave the show with knowledge from industry presentations on strategic businesses development opportunities and solutions
Be efficient with your travel. Network with our retail attendees: category managers, directors, VP's, presidents, and CEOs to streamline your time and get face-to-face with the decision makers who buy what you sell
The NACDS Board of Directors, including CVS, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few, endorses the NACDS Total Store Expo. Join us and be a part of the largest and most powerful convergence of drug, food, mass, and value retailing all in one place, at one time.

About NACDS:


Foster an advantageous business and political environment in which NACDS chain member companies are better able to achieve their business objectives.
Promote the role and value of chain community pharmacy as an integral component of the healthcare system, thus helping to preserve its viability.
Provide effective channels of communication, involvement and forums for members and other stakeholders.
Ensure that NACDS internally operates as a cutting edge association, effectively meeting the needs of its membership.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the NACDS Total Store Expo 2016 - National Association of Chain Drug Stores? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 08/06/2016 - 08/09/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 08/07/2016 - 08/09/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sunday 11:30am-6pm; Monday 9:30am-6pm; Tuesday 8am-12pm
First Move-In Date: 08/06/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Distribution, Grocery / C Store, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Professional Healthcare, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: CEOs, Presidents, Owners
Senior Executives in Pharmacy, Merchandising, Supply Chain Logistics, Operations, Purchasing, Marketing and Loss Prevention
Pharmacy Executives, Directors, Managers & in Purchasing, Operations, Technology, and Marketing
Divisional Merchandise Managers, Category Managers, Buyers
Category Analysts, Planogram Managers, Marketing Specialists
Directors and Managers of Inventory Management, Logistics, Vendor Compliance, Transportation, Reverse Logistics, and Distribution
District, Regional, Store Managers, Pharmacists
Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Venue Phone: (617) 954-2000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
Show Manager:NACDS
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Member $5,800 Inline; $6,300 Corner   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 20' Member $11,600 Inline; $14,000 Corner   Water: n/a
10' x 30' Member $17,400 Inline; $21,000 Corner   Generator: n/a
10' x 10' Non-Member $9,375 inline; $11,525 Corner   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit Contacts:

Jim Whitman, Senior Vice President, Member Programs & Services
John Davis, Manager, Exhibit Sales & Marketing
Mike Swinburne, Exhibit Sales Manager

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