CVS Pharmacy is the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States with more than 9,800 locations in 49 states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts and originally named the Consumer Value Store. CVS Pharmacy is currently the largest pharmacy chain in the United States by number of locations and total prescription revenue. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Health, it ranks as the 12th largest company in the world serving 5 million customers each day.
CVS sells prescription drugs and a wide assortment of general merchandise including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photo finishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through their CVS Pharmacy and Longs Drugs retail stores. It also provides healthcare services to more than 1,100 MinuteClinic medical clinics in 33 states including the District of Columbia. As a pharmacy innovation company, CVS focuses on charitable giving in ways that will help people on their path to better health by improving health outcomes and building healthier communities. Their in-store fundraising campaigns, in-kind donations and corporate grants provide support for national nonprofit partners that are focused on helping people on their path to better health.