The retail drug store industry is supported mainly by prescription sales. In fact, about 60% of revenue for chain drug stores comes from prescription sales, while the percentage is even higher for independent drug stores.

Just like any other industry, the drug store industry is affected by trends. One of the largest trends in the was seen from 2000 to 2010 when many chains started to become larger “super centers” with more general merchandise. Current trends are being dictated by the aging Baby Boomer population, which is entering retirement in very large numbers.

The use of drug store chain expos and trade shows provide a way to keep up with these industry trends. Many of the trending ideas and products are introduced at the top expos and trade shows, such as the NACDS Total Store Expo or the NACDS Regional Chain Conference.

Chain Drug Store Trade Shows

The largest trade shows in the drug store chain industry provide a place for business meetings. It’s a place to meet with current trading partners and find new partners to help grow your business. The latest products, services and technology will be introduced at the biggest shows, such as the annual Total Store Expo.

Of course, the trade shows and expos are more than just a place to meet others in the industry. Along with the actual trade show and the many networking events, special discussions, lectures and sessions are held to help provide education about new trends, products and innovations. Other events held during drug store chain expos and trade shows usually include networking breakfasts, dinners and the welcome event.

Making a Splash at the Largest Trade Shows

Whether you’re showing up with an innovative product or you’re just looking to meet the right decision makers, a professionally designed trade show exhibit will make a huge difference. Simple booths just don’t cut it anymore, but you don’t have to break the bank going all out on your exhibit either. The right modular display will not only help you stand out, but will also provide a cost effective solution.

Another solution is the custom trade show rentals. These are not just some cookie-cutter trade show exhibits. Instead, they are fully customized to fit your specific needs including your budget and schedule. With the right customizations, you’ll attract the attention of the top decision makers at the next trade show you attend.


  • NACDS Total Store Expo – August 25-27, 2018, Colorado Convention Center, denver, co
  • NACDS Regional Chain Conference – February 4-6, 2018 – marriott harbor beach resort & spa, ft. lauderdale, FL
  • NACDS Annual Meeting – April 21-24, 2018 – The breakers, Palm Beach, FL

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