CVS Caremark Global Expansion to United Kingdom
Global Business Management
CVS Corporations was founded by Sid Goldstein, Stanley Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland, May 8, 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 2007 CVS pharmacy merged with Caremark Rx which created CVS Caremark. CVS Caremark is currently the number two pharmacy store in the United States with revenues exceeded $100 billion dollars and has over 7,400 hundred stores in 42 states. The corporation has been successful for over 40 years in the United States. CVS Caremark is designing a global expansion strategy to target areas that are profitable and promising demographically. CVS Caremark will select United Kingdom as a country to enter and establish a solid relationship.
Background of company and of country
CVS Pharmacy was established over 40 years ago in 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts by Sid Goldstein, Stanley Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland and originally sold health and beauty products. The corporation headquarters is currently in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and employs over 200,000 as of December 2012. In the last 40 years CVS has experienced tremendous growth. In the 1990’s through acquisitions CVS Pharmacy acquired more than 4,000 stores domestically, the corporation continued to expand to Florida, Texas, and Chicago; now CVS is currently in 42 states. CVS Pharmacy in 2007 merged with Caremark Rx to form CVS Caremark. Through 2013 CVS continues to acquire pharmacies to increase their market share. CVS Pharmacy was the first pharmacy to establish an online presence that offered customers an alternative to purchase products as of today customers are able to track and refill prescriptions online. Last year CVS Caremark generated $123 billion in revenue; CVS is the second largest pharmacy to Walgreens in the United States however it’s the largest pharmacy based on prescription sales. CVS Caremark is ranked the 13th largest company in the United States, which supplies prescriptions,...