Outside forces conspire to change retail, so expect to see immunization programs expand, greater sales in cookware and eco-friendly products, small pharmacy acquisitions and new digital delivery of entertainment
The five nonfood initiatives that follow on the next page to a large extent emerged from outside forces that will continue to shape shopping habits. With the movement to self-care caused by escalating health care costs, retailers are realizing that immunizations are not just seasonal but can be a year-round disease prevention strategy and one that is profitable. The recession has been particularly tough on small, independent pharmacies that lack the resources to invest in technology to ...
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