How independent drugstores stay healthy in era of giants

How independent drugstores stay healthy in era of giants

Independent pharmacies today hold about a 30 percent share of the overall drugstore market, industry statistics show. New business owners like the Patels as well as established operators say making a go of it hinges on several factors, including having a devoted customer base as well as unique services and products. Owning their building also helps because it protects them from rent fluctuations, as does joining a co-op to buy prescriptions in bulk.

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