Through the years, some successful pharmacies grew into chains. Chains grew into corporations. Corporations turned profits into mass marketing. Automotive transit scaled, and wealthy corporations snagged the busiest commercial intersections. Customers shifted more business to fewer companies, which gained more power, and the cycle repeated. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the evolution that’s happened in practically every American industry. But here’s the surprising part:
Community Pharmacies Are Still Here!
While giant corporations dominated headlines, hoarded market share, and expanded their offerings, many community pharmacists held their ground. The latest data shows that more than 20,000 independent community pharmacies are still serving with compassion and care, in neighborhoods all across the country.