With the pandemic surging, pharmacy chains are planning for new solutions to fight the variants. At the same time retailers are looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when many people find such services from more traditional providers out of financial reach. Chains are also bolstering their e-commerce appeal to entice omnichannel shoppers.
The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Canadian drug store cooperative PharmaChoice has surpassed 600 locations, making it the country’s second-largest independent pharmacy banner. PharmaChoice said Monday that it has nearly doubled its store count in the past five years. The member-owned co-op, which has head offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (PharmaChoice East), and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (PharmaChoice West),