ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Retail pharmacy has grown over the last decade to play an integral role in grocery retailing, especially for those chains pursuing a whole-health marketing approach. ociation of Chain Drug Stores in their third edition of The Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile, released here last month. Over the last three years (1998 to 1999) supermarket pharmacies have grown by double digit figures -- 24.5% -- from 6,293 pharmacy units in 1998 to 7,832 units in 1999. Of the total 53,832 ...
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