CVS will close another location after the company warned of mass closures.
This time, the pharmacy chain is closing an Illinois location at 8911 Ogden Avenue.
A local employee confirmed to The US Sun that everything in the grocery section of his Brookfield store is currently half price.
The exact reason for the closure is unclear – but the company announced in late 2021 as part of its “retail footprint strategy” that it would close about 300 stores a year by 2024.
A CVS spokesman previously told The US Sun that closing a particular store weighs several factors, including “maintaining access to pharmacy services.”
“Other factors include local market dynamics, population shifts, a community’s store density, and ensuring there are other geographic entry points to meet community needs, including COVID-19 testing and immunizations,” the company said.
The Ogden Avenue location will be permanently closed after July 20th.
The store is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days.
MORE CVS CLOSURES
But there have already been many more CVS closures this year.
Last week, the store at 4808 O Street in Nebraska closed on June 15, CVS confirmed to the Lincoln Journal Star.
The company said a store in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida will close permanently on May 22.
Other previous CVS locations that have recently closed were in the following areas:
- Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
- Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida
- Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri
- College Point, Queens, New York
- The Woods, Houston, Texas
- Willard Way, Fairfax, Virginia
And, of course, customers who still have CVS locations in their area should be prepared for potential closures over the next year.
But CVS fans should keep some unpopular changes in mind.
The pharmacy chain has followed major retailers in fighting theft and locking up items.
Although this may vary by location, a TikTok influencer @solregwan posted a video of his experience at a local store.
“I was going to buy my face cream, Retinol Neutrogena, and I had to bring it in,” said the frustrated shopper.
He added that he had to wait 10 minutes for staff to come over and open the jar to bring him his item.
In Oklahoma, the company told customers that due to local law, it could no longer fulfill 90-day delivery orders.
This means that the retailer has the state-only ability to select 30-day prescriptions.
But the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has announced administrative action, claiming that CVS’ move violates the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act.
It has also been claimed that state laws do not restrict 90-day prescriptions.
Another unpopular change is that CVS is taking out Tide Pods and other detergent packets and putting the products behind the counter.
This is another step taken by the company to fight theft.
More information on store closures: Bed Bath & Beyond will be closing all 360 locations plus 120 Buybuy BABY stores by June 30th unless a buyer is found.
Additionally, Tuesday Morning is closing all of its stores after the discount brand files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.