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Duane Reade acquisition a good move for Walgreens

Here are five reasons why Walgreens’ recently announced acquisition of Duane Reade makes sound business sense.

Chain, independent Rx exhibit spirit of unity

A recent edition of The New York Times carried a story about the plight of independent pharmacies in America. Appearing under the headline, “For a Drugstore, ‘Nice’ Isn’t a Panacea,” the article does a good job outlining the strengths of independents and the challenges that they currently face. In contrasting such retailers with chain drug stores, it does, however, present only a partial view of the industry.