Top 5 retail pharmacy chains by store count

Just five retail pharmacy chains have more than 1,000 stores scattered throughout the U.S., according to data from SK&A's April 2017 "National Pharmacy Market Summary" report.

The top five largest chains remained steady from April 2016, and all but one added stores in the last year.

Here are the top five retail pharmacy chains by store count, as of April 2017, as well as if their footprint grew or shrunk from April 2016.

1. CVS Corp. (Woonsocket, R.I.) — 9,157 stores (up from 9,105 in 2016)

2. Walgreens (Deerfield, Ill.) — 7,816 stores (up from 7,713 in 2016)

3. Rite Aid Corp. (Camp Hill, Pa.) — 4,505 stores (down from 4,515 in 2016)

4. Walmart Stores (Bentonville, Ark.) — 4,427 stores (up from 4,403 in 2016)

5. Kroger Company (Cincinnati) — 1,917 stores (up from 1,911 in 2016)

Click here to see the full report from SK&A.

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