Questionable health: Increased access to healthcare will boost revenue, but competition will siphon demand

Several franchisees have joined the Pharmacy and Drug Store Franchises industry in an attempt to capitalize on positive upstream trends that are driving demand for pharmacies and drug stores nationwide. These trends include the effects of healthcare reform, which has increased the number of Americans with private health insurance. Additionally, the number of adults aged 65 and older, one of the industry's largest customer segments, has grown considerably over the past five years. Over the five years to 2023, the underlying positive trends that have driven industry growth over the past five years will continue to benefit industry operators. However, the leading franchisors, McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health Inc., are expected to reach a point of relative saturation...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Several franchisees have joined the industry in an attempt to capitalize on positive upstream trends
  • The expanding presence of PBMs is expected to increase competition for industry operators
  • Several positive upstream trends are expected to drive demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Pharmacy and Drug Store Franchises industry has moderate yet rising barriers to entry. This industry is dominated by large operators that are able to develop large networks and favorable supply-side contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers. Further offsetting potential industry entrants, the industry is subject to federal and state laws that make retailing certain products subject to stringent regulations.Market concentrationThe highly concentrated nature of the Pharmacy and Drug Store Franchises industry is anticipated to act as a significant barrier to entry. Since brand recognition is a primary basis of competition within the industry, large, established industry operators have a significant advantage in luring customers. Add...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Participation in pharmacy benefit management (PBM) networks
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 65 and older and Per capita disposable income in the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry?

    Franchises in this industry retail a range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, beauty items, toiletries and consumable goods directly to consumers. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.

    Industry Products
  • Generic drug prescriptions
  • Brand-name drug prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Personal hygiene and cosmetic products
  • Groceries and other food items
  • Health aids and home healthcare equipment
  • All other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Preparing and selling prescription and nonprescription drugs and medicines
  • Advising customers on the use of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Retailing basic consumable goods
  • Selling other miscellaneous items, such as candy, cosmetics, magazines and light refreshments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • External competition for the Pharmacies and Drug Stores industry
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of physician visits

  • Current Performance
  • Franchise agreement models
  • Health of the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health of the industry
  • Competition, threats and continued growth
  • Table: Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Generic drug prescriptions
  • All other products
  • Brand-name drug prescriptions
  • Personal hygiene and cosmetic products
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Groceries and other food items
  • Health aids and home healthcare equipment
  • Chart: Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income and government regulation
  • Higher pharmaceutical usage

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 25 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc.,
  • Table: McKesson Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Cardinal Health Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pharmacy & Drug Store Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Federal funding for medicare and medicaid (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blockbuster Drug
  • A drug product that generates annual sales in excess of $1.0 billion.
  • Formulary
  • A list of medicines that are covered by a health insurance plan and always meet Medicare's requirements.
  • Front-End Sales
  • Sales of products from the front of the store or products sold separately from the pharmacy.
  • Over-The-Counter Medications (Otc)
  • Medicine that can be purchased without a prescription.
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager (Pbm)
  • A third-party administrator of prescription drug programs.
  • Prescription Drug
  • A licensed medicine that can only be obtained with a doctor's approval.
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