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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    @Morgan ahh, i see. our "pharmacy" chains tend to be mini-marts with a pharmacy in back. that's what's odd?
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  • Chase Chase:
    I have selective hearing, so... I'm mostly understanding 'pharmacy', 'coat', 'cold', 'friend', 'explain', 'jacket'...
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    it does amuse me that for some odd legal reason, presumably related to that, rite aid can't call itself rite aid pharmacy anymore. now it's just rite aid, with the word pharmacy underneath and in small print "DEPARTMENT WITHIN"
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  • Chase Chase:
    I think Morgan's talking about how CVS is both a pharmacy and a mini mart, yeah.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    What is CVS?
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  • Chase Chase:
    A giant, when you see it, run.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Ha.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    @Morgan one of the three major us pharmacy chains
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    i guess i didn't realize boots and its ilk weren't as big as cvs/walgreens/rite aid
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    No, they're tiny in comparison.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    (I remember what a novelty it was when Walgreens started springing up around Anchorage a few years ago, to the point it made the front page of the news one day.)
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    Although healthcare in the United States is more of the responsibility of its citizens and not its government. Perhaps that's why pharmacies are like shopping complexes.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    @Eugene i'm pretty sure it was in the news when walgreens came to my hometown too, though we had two rite aids. they didn't get a cvs till about, oh, six or seven years ago.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    Does a town have to be a certain size before that sort of investment comes in?
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  • Chase Chase:
    It should, but really, this is America... so the size of a town is irrelevant to the potential profit margin. If it's a small town with a lot of people of a certain income bracket, then it's going to get considered before a larger town with a smaller income bracket.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    I'm sure they do some kind of analytics.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Although they made their push up here right before a severe downturn in the state economy, so it's all a gamble.
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  • Chase Chase:
    Always a decent gamble. Even with that Amazon deal thing falling through. Who'd think?
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Demonizing Amazon seems to be the popular trend lately. I'm having difficulty separating truth from fiction.
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    I'm all for Amazon. The more successful they are, the better my paycheck looks.))
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  • Pitya Ivyr Pitya Ivyr:
    Sets down books and curls up beside fireplace to drift off i am going to head to bed for a bit- Have a field trip tomorrow which means early morning. See you all in a bit.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    I've heard the news, but I haven't researched that. Was it something about not accepting unions?
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  • Eugene Eugene:
    Good night. Enjoy your field trip.
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  • Morgan Morgan:
    Good night, do sleep well. @Pitya Ivyr
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    Morgan Morgan: Good night, do sleep well. @Pitya Ivyr +1
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