Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Celebrating Independents | National Pharmacist Day is January 12th

The focus of Live Local USA initially centered around retail and the small mom and pop shops that we all grew up with. Along with the storefront aspect of business there are a number of other categories to keep in mind which are also locally owned such as dining, service businesses, entertainment and something you may remember from childhood, the corner or Main Street pharmacy.

In it's heyday the independent pharmacist often reigned as a cornerstone of the community, but as times have changed our new world has become full of chains and corporations on every corner. Some of the beloved mom and pop stores have closed and the remaining ones are continually dealing with new challenges such as mega-stores and online sites. The pharmacies which remain however, in some cases having diversified into specialty areas such as compounding, continue to carry on a tradition of caring for their customers.