Here’s an interesting move in food retail. Walgreen’s pharmacy will start selling fresh produce, as well as freshly prepared food, in 15 locations in the San Francisco Bay area.
This is just a tiny fraction of its stores across the country, but if successful, this could be revolutionary.
What you need to know:
Pharmacies, especially in cities, command prime real estate locations. That means they get a lot of foot traffic daily. And as we all know, aside from drugs, they sell tons of junk food and beverages. Entire aisles of products that 20 years later have you buying in the drug aisles. A nice business model.
Now consumers will have more favorable options, easily accessible, and hopefully not too expensive. Let’s hope this experiment succeeds.