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Pharmacies and Healthcare Stores Global Market Report 2022 – By Type (Pharmacies and Drug Stores, Other Health and Personal Care Stores), By Ownership (Retail Chain, Independent Retailer), By Drug Type (Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs, Other Drug Types) – Market Size, Trends, And Global Forecast 2022-2026

What is the definition of the pharmacies and healthcare stores market?

The pharmacies and healthcare stores market consists of sales of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that sell pharmaceuticals and healthcare products such as drugs, medical devices, and other personal care products through pharmacies and other health and personal care stores.

How will the pharmacies and healthcare stores market drivers and restraints affect pharmacies and healthcare stores market dynamics? What forces will shape the pharmacies and healthcare stores industry going forward?

The pharmacies and healthcare stores market growth is aided by the steady economic growth forecasted for many developed and developing countries. However, some pharmacies and healthcare stores market restraints include the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

What is the forecast market size of the pharmacies and healthcare stores market?

The pharmacies and healthcare stores market is expected to reach $1.67 trillion in 2026 at a rate of 8.6%.

How is the pharmacies and healthcare stores segmented?

The global pharmacies and healthcare stores market is segmented -
1) By Type: Pharmacies and Drug Stores, Other Health and Personal Care Stores 2) By Ownership: Retail Chain, Independent Retailer 3) By Drug Type: Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs, Others

Which region has largest share, and what is the market size and growth by geography according to the pharmacies and healthcare stores global market report?

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Who are the key players of the pharmacies and healthcare stores market?

Top competitors in the pharmacies and healthcare stores market are CVS Health Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, Rite Aid Corp, Costco Wholesale Corp, Loblaw, George Weston ltd, TSURUHA Holdings Inc., COSMOS Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Welcia Holdings Co. Ltd.

What are the key trends in the pharmacies and healthcare stores market?

Major trends influencing the pharmacies and healthcare stores market include the rising use of medicine vending machines to service customers, especially in remote locations where they cannot invest in opening an establishment and stationing pharmacists. The medicine vending machine is equipped with a phone, internet connection, a prescription scanner, an in-built POS machine, and up to 2,000 packs of commonly used prescription drugs. The machine identifies drugs with the help of a microchip attached to the packs. The vending machine also allows patients to discuss with a pharmacist via video link. The pharmacist checks the prescription and authorizes the transaction and then the patients can pay either by inserting cash into the machine or through a debit or credit card. Once the payment is confirmed, the medicines can be collected from the dropbox of the machine.

What are the major opportunities in the pharmacies and healthcare stores market and the approaches companies can take to take advantage of them?

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How does the pharmacies and healthcare stores market relate to the overall economy and other similar markets?

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