Pharmacy Times: Glimpse into Future of Retail and Health Care at 2017 Total Store Expo

“The popular “Vision” pavilion will return to the Exhibit Hall at the 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from August 19 – 22.

This year’s rendition – “Vision 2028” – explores the future of retail and pharmacy through interactive technology demonstrations and dialogue with industry experts. NACDS has partnered with retail and consumer goods accelerator XRC Labs to curate the content and selection of startups in the pavilion.

Vision 2028 will provide a snapshot of emerging technologies positioned to disrupt current approaches to doing business. Such technologies include augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, machine learning, robotics, and computer vision/facial recognition. Attendees will engage with technology that can be implemented across key business areas such as manufacturing, supply chain and user experience.

“Technology, omnichannel and rapid innovation continue to play an increasingly important role in the evolution of retail, so we are excited to present Vision 2028 – in large part due to the work and insights of XRC Labs and Kantar Retail,” Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, president and CEO of NACDS said in a press release about the pavilion. “Retailers and exhibitors have the unique opportunity to strategize about how their business will operate in the future – a decade from now – in addition to focusing on the product they need to sell today.”

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