Tariffs were high on the list of concerns of the chain drug store execs attending NACDS TSE.

When chain drug store executives convened in Denver on Aug. 25-27 for the NACDS Total Store Expo (TSE), they were hoping, as usual, to catch up with their colleagues and gain new insights into industry trends. But many of them also were concerned about a simmering international dispute that, in the words of NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, “could jeopardize much of what you are doing to transform your business and this great industry.”


BLE adopts a food and beverage theme to be inclusive

of licensors and licensees. 

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) will mark its 20th anniversary with a “food and beverage” theme when it runs Oct. 9-11 at Olympia London. 

“F&B is one of the fastest-growing and most robust categories within licensing,” BLE Brand Director Anna Knight notes. “But it’s also incredibly innovative and dynamic, reinventing itself continuously in line with new trends and lifestyle choices. Health and fitness has been a huge influence over the sector since the ’80s, but most recently the whole well-being and clean-eating phenomenon has had a huge impact on the category with no signs of fading any time soon.

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