TOTOWA, N.J. -- Supermarket pharmacies grew impressively last year, according to new data released last week by IMS America here. The growth came in both prescription sales volume, up 18% to $4.98 billion, and the number of outlets, up 7.3% from 6,274 to 6,731 units. At the same time, supermarkets are showing strength in the retail over-the-counter market. The food channel captured a 33.3% share, or $5.3 billion, of the OTC retail market -- a 2.4% increase for supermarkets with pharmacies ...
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