Arlington, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, which will be held February 1-3 in Naples, Florida, will include for the first time the Meet the Retailer sessions that have been made popular by the NACDS Total Store Expo and NACDS Annual Meeting. In addition, the event experience will be enhanced by a new mobile application that builds on the success of the apps that have been offered to rave reviews at the NACDS Total Store Expo and NACDS Annual Meeting.

The always-valuable Meet the Retailer program provides supplier companies an opportunity to learn about chain companies’ strategies and about opportunities to do business with them.

The Meet the Retailer program, which will be held on Sunday, February 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will feature key executives from four regional chain companies, including The Bartell Drug Company, Fruth Pharmacy, Kinney Drugs, Inc. and Thrifty White Pharmacy. The Meet the Retailer program is open to NACDS Associate members only.

In addition, a mobile app is now available to help attendees personalize schedules, access the latest Conference information, search companies, access social media and more. A complement to the NACDS website, the mobile app is a highly-useful online tool, providing a robust dashboard of features to help attendees plan ahead and also to utilize onsite during the Conference.

“NACDS meetings and conferences are known for their unmatched strategic business opportunities for retailers and suppliers – and the NACDS Regional Chain Conference plays a vital role in this annual calendar of NACDS events,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “The extension of Meet the Retailer and the app to the NACDS Regional Chain Conference reflects the integration and value of NACDS events.”

A working meeting, the NACDS Regional Chain Conference brings together senior level retail executives who operate up to 250 stores, offering unique networking opportunities with peers and trading partners.

Complete information about the event – including its robust program – can be found at