Can retailers provide local healthcare?

November 7, 2019

National retailers, including Walmart and Best Buy, are making big bets on their ability to fill the need for local healthcare, according to an article on the Harvard Business Review website.

E-retailers have left these companies with two sets of resources — large store locations and low-wage employees who are at risk of losing their jobs, article said.

Recent announcements from Walmart and Best Buy suggest they may see local healthcare as a way to redeploy their staffs.

In September, Walmart opened its first Walmart Health clinic near its existing store in Dallas, Ga. Best Buy recently suggested it wants to become known as a healthcare company, not just an electronics retailer by spending approximately $1 billion to acquire three companies that provide either healthcare monitoring services for seniors or broader services in the area of healthcare analytics.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Industry News

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice

More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says


Wanted: A 21st Century IAQ Strategy

Managers need to consider holistic integrated IAQ solution that uses complementary technologies


UC Irvine Gets OK for $1 Billion Hospital Campus

Campus will house 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center and cancer center


UC-Davis Construction Addresses Seismic Demands

Square footage of new hospital will be nearly double to accomodate more private rooms


OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19

Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.