Drugstores have held a longstanding popularity for their convenient one-stop-shopping experience — and with an increasing demand for instant consumer gratification — they’re officially upping their game. With perks like walk-in clinics and pharmacies already accessible to drugstore-goers everywhere, CVS and Walgreens are stepping out of the box, with roughly 10,000 select locations to begin offering dental services.
Recent installments include a SmileDirectClub pilot partnership with CVS Health, called SmileShopExpress, which will be located inside six CVS locations and offer 3-D scans for invisible braces-fitting services in addition to its typical at-home kits. Similarly, Walgreens partnered with Aspen Dental in one of its Palatka, FL stores, with another on the way this year. These timely developments are part of a general market shift toward affordable, non-traditional treatments with trendy, eye-catching marketing materials.
"CVS Pharmacy is committed to making health easier and more convenient for our customers," a spokeswoman said in a statement, according to CNBC. "As part of this commitment, we continuously test new programs and partnerships to enhance the customer experience."