8 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About CVS

June 7, 2016 by India Unger-Harquail
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CVS is everyone's favorite pharmacy, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Read on to find out 8 facts you didn't know about CVS--including what the acronym stands for!

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It's shockingly popular.

One in three Americans has a CVS rewards card.

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It's all about value.

"CVS" stands for Consumer Value Store--and it's current CEO has said that CVS also stands for Convenience, Value, and Service.

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It's all over the country.

CVS Pharmacy has more than 9,600 locations across 49 states, plus stores in Brazil and Puerto Rico!

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It's close by.

Seventy-six percent of people in the U.S. live within a five mile radius of a CVS Pharmacy.

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It's very health conscious.

CVS was the first big drugstore to go smoke-free; it ended all sales of tobacco in September 2014.

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It's gone digital.

CVS has an app called MyWeeklyDeals that gives personalized coupons when you enter the number of your extraCare card.

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It does big passport business.

CVS prints more than 4 million passport photos every year.


The pharmacy does a brisk business.

CVS manages and fills nearly 2 billion prescriptions every year.

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