DRUG STORES URGED TO OFFER PRODUCE

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Drug stores peddling bananas and apples to customers who are on their way to get prescriptions? That idea might have been considered ridiculous by many in the business, but a leading consumer analyst who monitors changing trends suggested that drug stores do just that.The reason: Major supermarkets are going after the pharmacy business in a big way. In addition, he said statistics

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Drug stores peddling bananas and apples to customers who are on their way to get prescriptions? That idea might have been considered ridiculous by many in the business, but a leading consumer analyst who monitors changing trends suggested that drug stores do just that.

The reason: Major supermarkets are going after the pharmacy business in a big way. In addition, he said statistics show the primary food category that draws customers to supermarkets is fresh produ

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