Global Drugstores Industry

  • July 2010
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Drugstores in US$ Billion. The US market is further analyzed by the following categories: Chain Drugstores, Independent Drugstores, and Mail Order. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 95 companies including many key and niche players such as Alliance Boots, China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd., CVS Caremark Corporation, Discount Drug Mart, Inc., Health Mart Systems, Inc., Hunan LaoBaiXing Retail Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd., Katz Group Canada Ltd., Medco Health Solutions, Inc., Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., Rite Aid Corporation, Safeway, Inc., Shoppers Drug Mart, Inc., Supervalu Pharmacies, Inc., The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc., The Kroger Co., Tongjitang Chinese Medicines, Uniprix, Inc.., Walgreen Co., Duane Reade, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table Of Contents


DRUGSTORES MCP-6243
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT


CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Overview II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Factors Influencing Industry Prospects II-1
Market Restraints - A Historic Review II-2
Emerging Trend II-2

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-3
Introduction II-3
Etymology II-3
History II-3
Growth of Drugstore Industry II-3
Types of Drugstores II-3
Chain Drugstores II-4
Independent Drugstores II-4
Mail Order II-4
Community Pharmacy II-4
Advantages of Drugstores II-4
Regulatory Scenario II-5

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-6
Walgreen Purchases Duane Reade II-6
Walgreen Purchases Snyders Drug Stores II-6
Health Mart Establishes New Pharmacy Store II-6
CVS/pharmacy to Open Stores in Puerto Rico II-6
Growell Holding Snaps Up Drug Eleven II-7
Walgreen Acquires Drug Stores from Drug Fair Group II-7
Mckesson Acquires Uniprix II-7
Laobaixing Pharmacy Purchases Hunan Xiangtan Haicheng Pharmacy
Chain Drugstores II-7
Sumitomo Acquires Katsumata II-7
OPKO Health Purchases Pharma Genexx II-8
Sundrug Acquires Seikoudouyakkyoku Group II-8
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Purchases Beijing Run Ze Tang
Drugstore II-8
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Acquires Drugstores of Wenzhou
Ren Ren Hao Chain Drugstore II-8
Walgreen Purchases Eaton Apothecary Pharmacies II-8
Europa Apotheek Venlo Acquires shop-apotheke.com II-9
Walgreens Acquires Rite Aid Locations II-9
Shoppers Drug Mart Purchases HealthAccess Division of Calea II-9
China Jo-Jo Drugstores and Renovation Investment Complete
Reverse Merger II-9
McKesson to Purchase Acquisition Rights of Uniprix Stores II-10
CVS Caremark Purchases Two Star Markets II-10
Lawson to Team Up with Matsumotokiyoshi II-10
Mitsubishi and Medipal Holdings Collaborate with Sinopharm Group II-10
Walgreen Establishes New Pharmacy Store II-11
MinuteClinic Opens First Retail Center in CVS/ pharmacy Store II-11
Rite Aid and Atlantic General Hospital Collaborate to
Establish Atlantic ImmediCare Clinics II-11
Kerr Sells Drug Stores to CVS Caremark II-12
Apoteket Sells Drug Stores II-12
Major Drugstore Operators to Setup New Outlets in Chengdu II-12
Ukrainian Government to Establish State-Owned Drugstores II-13
China Nepstar Acquires Ningbo New Century Medical Drugstores II-13
Boots Takes Over Pharmacy in Tramore II-13
Rite Aid Acquires Chain Stores of Eckerd Pharmacy and Brooks
Pharmacy II-13
Walgreen Purchases Drug Stores of Farmacias El Amal II-13
Rite Aid Inks Agreement with MultiCare Health System II-14
Snyders Drug Stores Introduces Snyders Prescription Savings Club II-14
Rite Aid and Drugstore.com Unveil New Online Store II-14
China Nepstar to Install Electronic Payment Terminals in
Drugstores II-14
China Nepstar to Acquire Qingdao Kangjie Chain Drugstore II-15
Kroger Enters into Partnership with Little Clinic II-15
Walgreens-OptionCare and MedNow Enter into Joint Venture II-15
The Perrigo Purchase Galpharm Healthcare II-16
Apothecary Takes Over Rambo Pharmacy II-16
Shenzhen Accord Pharmaceutical to Divest Three Companies II-16
Walgreen Acquires Specialty Pharmacy Business of McKesson II-16
Religare Wellness Acquires LifeKen Medicines II-16
Spartan Stores Purchases VG's Food and Pharmacy Stores II-17
NW Tech Capital Acquires Guangcai Software to Increase Stake
in Zuhai Jialun Guangcai Chain Drug Store II-17
Omnicare Acquires Stores of The Local Pharmacy II-17
RxHub Merges with SureScripts II-17
Spartan Stores to Divest Pharma Retail Stores to Rite Aid II-18
Medco Health Solutions Acquires Majority Stake in Europa
Apotheek Venlo II-18
Suzuken Acquires Pfercos II-18
CVS Caremark Purchases Longs Drug Stores II-18
KandC Pharmacy Acquires Newark Drugs II-19
The Jean Coutu Group Takes Over Pro Doc II-19
Rite-Aid and CVS Ink Agreement II-19
Aldagi BCI Purchases Stake in JSC GPC II-20
J.C. Penney Acquires Majority Stake in Eckerd II-20
AandP Purchases Pathmark Stores II-20
Aeon Enters into Alliance with CFS II-20
36.6 Takes Over LeO Pharmacy Chain II-20
Shoppers Drug Mart to Setup New Drugstores II-21
Longs Drug Stores Acquires PharMerica Pharmacy Stores II-21
CVS Corporation Changes Name to CVS Caremark Corporation II-21

4. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-22
Alliance Boots (UK) II-22
China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (China) II-22
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (China) II-22
CVS Caremark Corporation (US) II-23
Discount Drug Mart, Inc. (US) II-23
Health Mart Systems, Inc. (US) II-23
Hunan LaoBaiXing Retail Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. (China) II-23
Katz Group Canada Ltd. (Canada) II-24
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (US) II-24
Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. (US) II-24
Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd. (Canada) II-24
Rite Aid Corporation (US) II-25
Safeway, Inc. (US) II-25
Shoppers Drug Mart, Inc. (Canada) II-25
Supervalu Pharmacies, Inc. (US) II-25
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. (Canada) II-26
The Kroger Co. (US) II-26
Tongjitang Chinese Medicines (China) II-26
Uniprix, Inc. (Canada) II-26
Walgreen Co. (US) II-27
Duane Reade, Inc. (US) II-27
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (US) II-27

5. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-28
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 2: World Historic Review for Drugstores by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 3: World 13-Year Perspective for Drugstores by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2009 and
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Overview III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Outlook III-2
US Wholesale Drugs Market III-2
Table 4: US Wholesale Drug Market (2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Chain Warehouses, Chain
Drugstores, Hospitals and HMOs, Independent Drugstores,
Clinics and Nursing Homes, Mail Order, Mass Merchandisers and
Food Stores and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
US Retail Market III-3
Table 5: US Retail Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Grocery Stores, Mass Merchandise Outlets,
Warehouse Clubs, Department Stores, Drugstores, Home
Improvement Outlets and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3
Mail Order Pharmacy Market III-4
Specialty Pharmacy Market III-4
Leading Drugstore Brands III-4
Table 6: Leading Drugstore Brands in the US (2008):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Walgreen Co.,
CVS Caremark, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Leader, Good Neighbor
Pharmacy, Kroger, Safeway, Health Mart, Target and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Leading Players in Chain Drugstores Market III-4
Table 7: Leading Players in the US Chain Drugstore Market
(2008-09): Percentage Share Breakdown of Drugstores (Number
of stores) for CVS Caremark, Walgreen Co., Rite Aid, Health
Mart, Katz Group, Medicine Shoppe International, Shoppers
Drug Mart McKesson Canada, Pharmasave Drugs and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Historic Trends III-5
Drugstore’s Dilemma III-5
Online Pharmacies - A Serious Threat to Drugstores III-6
Market Developments III-6
Chain Drugstores - New Destination for Vitamins and Supplements III-6
Increased Use of Automated Technology III-6
Promotion of Flu Vaccines Boosts Drugstore Revenue III-7
Impact of Recession III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Select Players III-16
CVS Caremark Corporation III-16
Discount Drug Mart, Inc. III-16
Health Mart Systems, Inc. III-16
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. III-17
Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. III-17
Rite Aid Corporation III-17
Safeway, Inc. III-17
Supervalu Pharmacies, Inc. III-17
The Kroger Co. III-18
Walgreen Co. III-18
Duane Reade, Inc. III-18
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. III-18
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 8: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores by Category - Chain Drugstores, Independent
Drugstores and Mail Order Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2007
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 9: US Historic Review for Drugstores by Category -
Chain Drugstores, Independent Drugstores and Mail Order
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 10: US 13-Year Perspective for Drugstores by Category
- Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Chain Drugstores,
Independent Drugstores and Mail Order Markets for Years
2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

2. CANADA III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Current and Future Analysis III-21
Independent Drugstores vis-a-vis Chain Drugstores III-21
Competitive Scenario III-21
Table 11: Leading Players in the Canadian Drugstores Market
(2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Drugstores (Number of
stores) for Katz Group Canada Ltd., Shoppers Drug Mart,
Loblaw Companies, Uniprix, Pharmasave Drugs, McKesson
Canada, Jean Coutu and Other Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
Strategic Corporate Developments III-22
Select Players III-23
Katz Group Canada Ltd. III-23
Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd. III-23
Shoppers Drug Mart, Inc. III-24
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. III-24
Uniprix, Inc. III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 13: Canadian Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

3. JAPAN III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Market Reforms and its Implications III-26
Regulatory Changes Introduced by Government III-26
Rise in Revenues III-26
Strategic Corporate Developments III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 14: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 15: Japanese Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4. EUROPE III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Current and Future Analysis III-29
Pharmacy Chains on the Rise III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 16: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Drugstores by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 17: European Historic Review for Drugstores by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2006
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 18: European 13-Year Perspective for Drugstores by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets
for Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-32

4a. FRANCE III-33
Market Analysis III-33
Table 19: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 20: French Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4b. GERMANY III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Overview III-34
Current and Future Analysis III-34
Outlook III-34
Drugstore Sector Witnessing Structural Changes III-35
Rising Income III-35
Rising Elderly Population III-35
Growing Health Awareness III-35
Increasing Competition Level III-35
Competitive Landscape III-35
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 21: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 22: German Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4c. ITALY III-38
Market Analysis III-38
Table 23: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 24: Italian Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
Outlook III-39
UK Drugstores Market - A Historical Review III-39
Market Restraints III-39
Tough Competitive Scenario for Independent Drugstores III-40
Clear Market Positioning III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
Alliance Boots - A Key Player III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 25: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 26: UK Historic Review for Drugstores Market Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2001
through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4e. SPAIN III-42
Market Analysis III-42
Table 27: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 28: Spanish Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4f. REST OF EUROPE III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Review of Select Regional Markets III-43
Hungary - An Overview III-43
Poland - An Overview III-43
Strategic Corporate Developments III-43
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 29: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 30: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Drugstores
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for
Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 31: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Drugstores Market by Geographic Region - China
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2006 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 32: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Drugstores by
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 33: Asia-Pacific 13-Year Perspective for Drugstores by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales in
US$ Billion for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2003, 2009 and 2015 III-47

5a. CHINA III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Overview III-48
Outlook III-48
Chinese Health Reform Policy and its Implications III-48
Guangdong FDA Introduces Measures to Support Pharmaceutical
Industry III-48
Major Developments III-49
Competitive Landscape III-49
Strategic Corporate Developments III-50
Select Players III-53
China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation III-53
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. III-53
Chongqing Tongjunge Co., Ltd. III-54
Hunan LaoBaiXing Retail Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd. III-54
Tongjitang Chinese Medicines Company III-54
B.Market Analytics III-55
Table 34: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 35: Chinese Historic Review for Drugstores Market
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years
2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-56
A.Market Analysis III-56
India - A Major Retail Pharmacy Market III-56
Overview III-56
Expansion Trend III-56
New Avenues for Drugstores III-57
Strategic Corporate Development III-57
MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd. - A Key Player III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 36: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 37: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

6. LATIN AMERICA III-59
Market Analysis III-59
Table 38: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 39: Latin America Historic Review for Drugstores
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for
Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

7. REST OF WORLD III-60
Market Analysis III-60
Table 40: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Drugstores Market Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Billion for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 41: Rest of World Historic Review for Drugstores
Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for
Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 95 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 104)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 54
Canada 19
Japan 8
Europe 12
Germany 1
The United Kingdom 10
Rest of Europe 1
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 8
Latin America 1
Middle-East 2
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