CVS plans changes to stores after Aetna deal

December 13, 2018
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CVS Health plans to reduce the store space devoted to retail and shift more to healthcare after its $70 billion acquisition of Aetna, according to an article on the USA Today website.

The company will begin using a greater portion of the floor space in its nearly 10,000 locations to provide medical services.

CVS officials see the "CVS Pharmacy evolving from not just a store that happens to have a pharmacy and products" into "more of a health care destination."

CVS has already invested in developing a network of MinuteClinic locations inside about 1 in 9 of its stores to provide diagnosis and treatment of basic illnesses.

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