- CVS' Bloom, Baker to lead chain's retail business on interim basis
- Walgreens launches high-impact push in support of World AIDS Day campaign
- Acute visits climb as MinuteClinic preps for rapid growth phase
- Walgreens introduces Way to Well Commitment program
- CVS/pharmacy participates in local holiday outreach
WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Another story this week is a reminder of how important even the most subtle finesses of a corporate logo can be in the minds of the consumer.
(THE NEWS: Wegmans leaves 'circle W' to Walgreens. For the full story, click here)
The creator of the CVS/pharmacy logo died earlier this week. The story was a reminder of how powerful three letters and a 'forward-slash' can be. The now iconic logo was instrumental in the rebranding of the original Consumer Value Store as CVS, and what that meant in terms of the shift from a value-driven health and beauty aids/general merchandise store to a pharmacy. Today those three letters have become somewhat synonymous with the word "pharmacy" in the minds of consumers.
It also reminds DSN of another entertaining story about how the former super-regional chain known as Longs (now part of CVS) came to drop the apostrophe in its name: the signs were $50 cheaper without the punctuation mark, a savings founders Thomas and Joseph Long couldn't pass up.