You are kidnapped and dropped off in one of these stores with all name brands removed. Can you tell which one you are in?
I believe all of these stores are too similar and would never invest in any of them for that reason and also there are just wayyyyy to many of them. If I see a CVS next to a duane reede, my only incentive to goto one over the other is which one is physically closer to me at the given moment. These companies are expanding way to quickly, in the last 3 years within a 5 mile radius of my house there has been a CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade opening and the CVS that opened there was one already 2 miles away from the next closet CVS.
Also I’d like to add how sick I am of seeing all these stores pop up when I see new retail space free up. They are the least exciting store to see come to your neighborhood, I’d rather watch a starbucks open up across the street from another starbucks than see another one of these cookie cutter “pharmacy” stores.