Eckherd Opens Window for Drive-Through Drug Stores
Fisher, Eric, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Eckerd Drug Stores, the country's third-largest drug store chain, will enter the Washington market this week with a new store in Arlington, challenging local pharmacy leaders CVS and Rite Aid.
The Eckerd at 3130 Lee Highway is the first of nine stores planned for Northern Virginia by the end of 1999. A second Eckerd will open early next year at Cedar Lake Plaza in Sterling, Va.
The free-standing store will include a drive-through pharmacy - the latest rage in pharmacies - a food mart with refrigerated and frozen groceries, and a one-hour photo lab.
Eckerd, a subsidiary of J.C. Penney, operates 15 stores in Maryland and 100 stores in the Richmond and Virginia Beach area.
"We've been all over Maryland and the rest of Virginia, so this seemed like the …
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Publication information: Article title: Eckherd Opens Window for Drive-Through Drug Stores. Contributors: Fisher, Eric - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 9, 1998. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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