CVS/pharmacy's clustering initiative seen in Urban store format

NEW YORK — CVS Caremark’s store clustering initiative remains a key focus of its retail business and, to date, there are about 560 Urban Cluster stores in place.

As evidenced by the photos taken at CVS/pharmacy stores at 630 Lexington and 420 5th Ave. in New York City, the Urban Cluster stores are designed around the fact that they are in a dense trade area with limited competition, and are much like a general store with expanded grocery and on-the-go foods. Meanwhile, the company began piloting in 2013 its Suburban Cluster stores. The Suburban Cluster stores integrate pharmacy and MinuteClinic, with an elevated health and beauty assortment.