The first wave of colds is coming and more and more retailers are helping consumers prepare by offering shoppers more convenient solutions–including retail clinics.
There are over 1,800 retail clinics at retailers like Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and Kroger. The number of locations continues to rise and reports over 10 million visits annually. While this service is growing is only accounts for 2% of all "primary care encounters."
While it is not the place for health care, it is helping to progress retailers' health positioning by offering shoppers the products and services they need to stay healthy. With a heightened focus on health, shoppers are looking for reliable sources for their whole body care and retailers are becoming a larger and more reliable partner offering organics, health products and services.