Pharmacy Retailers Spent Almost $2 Billion To Defend Against Wal-Mart, Supermarkets

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-08-26
 
 
 
With a focus on Wal-Mart, supermarkets and cross-border prescriptions, the 20 largest drug store chains spend $1.8 billion to shore up their IT operations, including kiosks, self-checkout and RFID.

Thats according to a recent IHL Consulting Group report that said most of the money was going to RFID and capital outlays for new store systems.

Read the entire Drug Store News story here.

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