CHAINS SET PHARMACY DESIGN PRIORITIES

NEW ORLEANS -- In-store pharmacy design was once a simple matter: a counter, shelves and three walls in a well-trafficked area of the store, preferably near health and beauty care.No more, said retail executives interviewed during the Food Marketing Institute's Supermarket Pharmacy Conference here last month.Today's pharmacies must take into account the need for drive-through windows, ready access

NEW ORLEANS -- In-store pharmacy design was once a simple matter: a counter, shelves and three walls in a well-trafficked area of the store, preferably near health and beauty care.

No more, said retail executives interviewed during the Food Marketing Institute's Supermarket Pharmacy Conference here last month.

Today's pharmacies must take into account the need for drive-through windows, ready access to over-the-counter medications, positioning that leverages the health aspects

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