CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid

 

Recently we had a question about a CVS location. One of our members took a look at the file and saw that it needs to be updated, but when looking at the web, it seems a fair number of CVS locations seem to be located in Target stores.
Which got us to wondering about if or how this file should be updated.
How many members use this file?
Do you prefer Walgreens or Rite Aid over CVS?
Any thoughts?

~Angela

I prefer

them kept as separate files. They are easier to deal with when you want a specific store, not the overarching one.
Thanks.
Fred

CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid

I agree.
Keep them as separate files.

Thanks,
Anthony

CVS, Walgreens,Rite Aid

I believe that these 2 comments are missing the point. I am the member that looked at the CSV file as a result of a question regarding a location in Ashville,NC. This particular file had not been updated recently, so I decided to see how the file locations agreed with the website locator. I found numerous errors in the file , missing states,missing locations, etc and I asked GlobeTurtle to see if this file has been used in the past and hopefully determine if the time to update the file is worth the time to do so. In order to update this file, the website locatior does in fact list the locations by state and city. However, EACH city must be selected individually in order to obtain the address/phone number, etc. Extremely time consuming. If enough interest was shown, I would attempt to update this file. The same question arose on the other files, Walgreens and RiteAide. No mention of combining the files.

I don't use either file

@Mahoney. Brueggers Bagels is like that. You click on state, city, and then find the location. You have to back all the way out and come back in to get the next location. That's why I haven't updated that file. And no help from their Corporate either.

Ok everyone. Is it worth the time consuming effort to update Walgreens, CVS, and RiteAid?

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This caught me by surprise, but...

...it appears that CVS bought Target's pharmacy business late last year and they are now operating pharmacies in Target stores. Not surprising for me since I don't patronize Target stores. (I live within 1 mile of a Target store and I will pass it to go to another store of a like business model. I just don't agree with some of Target's policies.) With that being said, it would be beneficial to have a POI of CVS pharmacies, especially when traveling in unknown territory. I do shop CVS (free-standing stores) and Walgreen's interchangeably, with Rite Aid thrown in on a very infrequent basis due to the lack of availability of Rite Aid's where I live.

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They are very useful

Whenever I go on vacation or on a trip out of town, I like to have the file of Walgreens in case someone in the family needs to fill a prescription.

I use both CVS and

I use both CVS and Wallgreens. Thanks to those who help!

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I Use All Three

But CVS is the one I usually pick first. Here in northeast PA, CVS has upgraded most of their stores to the new larger format. Some locations have changed and are not correctly positioned in the existing file.

IMO, keeping the files separate is the best approach. Updating these files separately is a big enough task. Updating a combined file would be a monumental one.

Additional input for updates

Mahoney has volunteered to work on getting these files up-to-date.

He would greatly appreciate any help and additional input from other members. Perhaps if you have the locations for your area you could send those to him.
If you have any difficulty reaching him via his contact tab please email me and I will help get it to him.

Thanks everyone, thanks Mahoney!

~Angela

Volunteers

Member "plunder" has volunteered to update OH,PA,WV,KY,IN and MI in the CVS file.I am presently up to Florida in my update. Maybe there will be other members to come forward. Once we complete the CVS file, I plan to update the Walgreen and Rite Aid files.

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walgreens and rite aid

just read Walgreen is buying out rite aid, some rite aid stores could become Fred's pharmacy

Rite Aid to become Fred's pharmacy

i guess that I will be holding off udating the Rite Aid until this settles out. However, since I also have the Fred's file, I will have a major update to do on this file.

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Update about Volunteers for CVS file update.

I posted this request back on 12/20/16 and so far have not received any additional volunteers. I can understand with the holidays and all, the lack of any voulunteers. As you can see on the CVS download page, I have continued to plod onward with the update, meanwhile continuing to keep my other files updated.I still would like to see some maintainers step forward and volunteer to update at least a state. States beginning with South Carolina need to be updated.

I will do Tennessee

John

Tennessee

Great, I really appreciate that. Here is the format that I am using:

-86.7682343 34.7493744 CVS-Madison,AL 8470 Highway 72 West, Madison,AL 35758, 256-837-3362|# 7155
-86.8030073 33.2252694 CVS [Inside Target]-Alabaster,AL 250 S Colonial Dr, Alabaster,AL 35007|# 17350

The last number in each line is the store number. It was included in the original file, so as I copied and pasted, that was included.

Columns A,B,C,D

Thanks for this pharmacy (business side) post.

I was looking for the details of this merger/consolation. You bet there will be "more to come." mad

Updating of CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid

Here is the latest status on this update. The CVS file that was uploaded on 1/15/17 is an update of all states with the exception of In, Ky, Mi, Oh, Pa, Tn and Wv. These states are being updated by volunteer members.
For the Wahgreens file, I have completed the update of this file and I will be uploading this file later this evening.
For the RiteAid file, as stated previously in this thread, the update will wait until the decision is made by Walgreens for some of the RiteAid locations to become Fred's Pharmacy.

Updating of CVS,Walgreens and Rite Aid

mahoney wrote:

Here is the latest status on this update. The CVS file that was uploaded on 1/15/17 is an update of all states with the exception of In, Ky, Mi, Oh, Pa, Tn and Wv. These states are being updated by volunteer members.
For the Walgreens file, I have completed the update of this file and I will be uploading this file later this evening.
For the RiteAid file, as stated previously in this thread, the update will wait until the decision is made by Walgreens for some of the RiteAid locations to become Fred's Pharmacy.

Update-6/19/2019

I updated the Rite Aid file last Oct with a decrease of 641 locations. I have just updated this file and an additional 592 locations were removed. Of these 592 locations, 345 became Walgreens. The remaining ones were apparently just closed.
In regards to the CVS file, I plan on updating this file. If the maintainers that Helped with this previous update, I would appreciate it if you could update your portions.