A passerby passes a CVS store in New York


CVS Health will close some unrewarding areas as it overhauls about 15% of its 9,800 stores to concentrate more on wellbeing administrations, a top official said at the organization’s speculator day meeting in New York on Tuesday.

CVS plans to redesign 1,500 areas by 2021 into its new HealthHUB group, which offers administrations like wellbeing screenings and blood tests. It likewise plans to open new stores in “high-development markets” just as in zones of the nation where it doesn’t have quite a bit of a nearness, similar to the Pacific Northwest, CVS Pharmacy President Kevin Hourican said.

“We will likewise close stores,” he stated, taking note of that CVS covered “two or three hundred” in a previous couple of years after the organization quit selling cigarettes in 2014 and lost the greater part of offers there. Rents on approximately 500 areas come up for reestablishment consistently and are routinely assessed to perceive how gainful they are, he said.

“As these stores come due, we will intently assess our best money related choices for those particular areas, with the objective of improving the general efficiency of our armada,” he said.CVS in May said it chose to close 46 failing to meet expectations stores. Hourican told CNBC in a different meeting Monday that he doesn’t envision any “important” store terminations this year.”When our leases are up for restoration … we will assess every single one of those areas to decide the most ideal result for the general condition from a benefit improvement point of view,” he said.

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Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health Corp