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Pharmacies & Drug Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Pharmacies & Drug Stores in the US

The Pharmacies and Drug Stores industry is comprises operators that retail a range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and beauty items, toiletries and consumable goods directly to consumers on a walk-in basis. Over the five years to 2017, the industry has exhibited growth despite some negative side effects from the regulatory environment and growing external competition. The rise in the number of individuals aged 65 and over, in tandem with increases in spending on prescription medication, has led industry revenue to increase. Nevertheless, the patent cliff, which caused many blockbuster drugs to lose their patent exclusivity, has bolstered industry revenue over the past five years; new generic drugs typically provide high profit margins for pharmacies and drug stores due to their bulk purchases and the pricing power they experience from generic drugs. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue its upward trajectory, despite expected increases in external competition.

Pharmacies and drug stores retail a range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, health and beauty items, toiletries and consumable goods directly to consumers on a walk-in basis. Industry companies may also provide basic health and photo processing services. The industry excludes mail-order retailers, hospitals and clinics.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Walgreens Boots Alliance (pharmacy and drug stores) - Financial Performance
    • Table CVS Health (pharmacy and drug store sales) - financial performance
    • Table Rite Aid Corporation (pharmacy and drug store sales) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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