TROY, Mich. -- The setting is familiar. The pharmacy department is located up front near the grocery aisles. The rationale is familiar, too: to provide a convenient location for customers and for the pharmacy business to benefit from the exposure to the high-frequency grocery shopper.
The format, however, is a Super Kmart Center operated by Kmart Corp., based here. All 67 of Kmart's supercenters contain pharmacies, which are located on the grocery side of the store. On the other side