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Pharmacy chain Walgreens has been on a tear of expanding its store offerings as of late, while competitor CVS recently announced a plan to close 900 stores over the next three years. 

Walgreens has increasingly focused on smaller-format pharmacy-focused stores and has stated an ambitious goal of opening at least 600 primary care practices by 2025, a pivot into healthcare anchored by the company’s majority investments in VillageMD and CareCentrix.

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