Expands Network -- Welcomes Boehringer Ingelheim

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- announced today that Boehringer Ingelheim is the most recent manufacturer to join its online network connecting suppliers, wholesalers and retailers in the retail pharmacy industry. enables Boehringer Ingelheim to share important product information with over 200 retailer chains and wholesalers, representing more than 34,000 pharmacies and $334 billion in annual sales. Boehringer Ingelheim joins over 50 other manufacturers representing both the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries who currently use the network services to communicate timely product marketing and merchandising information to wholesalers and retailers including, Cardinal Health, Inc., CVS Corporation, Kerr Drug, Inc., Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. and Rite Aid Corporation.

Robert Belknap, Boehringer Ingelheim's Executive Director of Trade Relations said, "We are excited about our partnership with We can utilize their service in a variety of ways across several departments. enables us to communicate marketing information in a timely and targeted way and integrate with our customer service portal, TouchPoint, as well."

" is pleased to provide Boehringer Ingelheim with new ways to cost effectively enhance their business relationships. We look forward to working closely with Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading company in our industry." noted Todd Grover, President of

About and is the web-based communications network for the retail pharmacy industry. An innovative eBusiness productivity tool, provides manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers with new ways to build, sustain and enhance their trading relationships while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. Through, manufacturers gain direct access to over 200 retail chains and wholesalers, representing 34,000 pharmacies and over 100,000 pharmacists. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, Va. Functioning in the same manner as, provides pharmaceutical suppliers and independent pharmacies with new ways to build, sustain and enhance their trading partner relationships in a cost- effective manner. For more information, please contact Pam Burkhardt at 703- 837-8311 or visit

CONTACT: Pam Burkhardt of, +1-703-837-8311,

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