Dan Alaimo

Nonfood Editor, Penton Media, Inc.

Posts by Dan Alaimo

in Viewpoints Jan 12, 2009

Pharmacy Faces a Decisive Year in Washington

Events this year could determine the future of retail pharmacy. As the year begins, supermarkets are faring comparatively well on the dismal retail....More
in Viewpoints Dec 01, 2008

The Pace of Change Challenges Food Retailers

As we enter the last month of 2008 and look ahead to 2009, one thing that's consistent is the overused word: Journalists quickly discover that the....More
in Viewpoints Oct 13, 2008

Promotion, Marketing Key to Pharmacy, Clinic Profits

In-store health clinics and pharmacies have more in common than their roles in health care. They are difficult businesses to develop and then make a....More
in Viewpoints Apr 21, 2008

With Discount Generics, Chains Take Bigger Medical Role

The discount generic drug programs open a new world of possibilities to those willing to embrace them....More
in Viewpoints Nov 19, 2007

Consumers Confused About Health and Wellness Issues

Wellness is a great idea. Everybody likes it, and the industry is learning how to market against it. Trouble is, consumers are confused about what it....More
in Viewpoints Aug 13, 2007

Supermarkets Find Footing in Competitive Environment

Much more quickly than it appeared, Wal-Mart phobia is abating. It was not very long ago that every traditional retailer was, if not panicked, at....More
in Viewpoints May 28, 2007

Pharmacy: In-Store Foundation for Health and Wellness

The buzz around the term health and wellness has been building for several years now, and with increased attention from consumer packaged goods....More
in Viewpoints Mar 12, 2007

Fast and Furious: In-Store Health Clinics Grab Spotlight

The rapid growth of nurse-staffed health clinics in retail stores is getting plenty of attention. In the Feb. 22 issue of the New England Journal of....More
in Viewpoints Dec 18, 2006

What Comes Next After Generic Drug Price Promotions?

Wal-Mart stirred up a maelstrom of controversy when it launched its $4 generic drug prescription program in September....More
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