CVS almost pulled more than tobacco products off its shelves
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In September, CVS Caremark went forward with its plan to stop selling tobacco products, resulting in an estimated $2 billion-a-year financial hit, to focus on being more of a healthcare provider. A company representative recently said the decision was almost more drastic than that, though.
The company's chief executive, Larry Merlo, said when CVS decided to quit selling cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco at all 7,600 stores in February, candy and soda were almost cut too.
"The company decided that because consuming moderate amounts of junk food isn't considered dangerous by medical experts, those products could stay on CVS shelves," The Huffington Post reported.
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