June 12: Pharmacy Fun Fact


When did the first CVS store open?

Question: When did the first CVS store open?

Answer: 1963!

The first CVS store selling health and beauty products opened in 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts by Stanley and Sidney Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland. The original store logo would not be developed until 1964.


History. CVSHealth. https://cvshealth.com/about/company-history#:~:text=1963,stands%20for%20Consumer%20Value%20Stores.

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