US Drug Store Retailing market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Drug Store Retailing market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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For the purposes of this report, Mintel has defined a drug store as a retail store where a primary component of the store is a pharmacy, selling prescription medicine and staffed with a pharmacist.
Other categories commonly found at drug stores include over-the-counter medicine, beauty and personal care, household needs, and a limited selection of food. When referring to “drug stores,” this report considers those that are traditional drug stores, not including other retailers with pharmacies such as grocery stores, warehouse clubs, or mass merchandisers. These other retailers are also discussed in the report as locations consumers may shop for drug store needs, yet are not referred to as “drug stores.”
This report builds on the analysis presented in Mintel’s The Drug Store Shopper — US, February 2015 as well as the January 2014, 2013, and 2012 versions. It focuses on drug stores, offers sales trends, highlights of what’s working well and areas for improvement, as well as a detailed exploration of consumers’ attitudes, usage, and shopping behaviors in this category
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Written by Diana Smith, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The drug store market has expanded well beyond traditional drug stores to include other channels such as mass merchandisers, supermarkets, and warehouse clubs as well as mail order options that also fulfil consumers’ drug store needs.
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