HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
pepesdad1

avatar

Age : 73
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:57 am

This just in from a newsroom.  CVS-Caremark is no longer going to be selling tobacco products nationwide.  See link for full information.
 
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/cvs-caremark-tobacco-cigarette-sales-103145.html?hp=l1
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ocelot55

avatar

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:16 am

“CVS Caremark believes that now is the time for retailers, perhaps spurred by policy makers, to eliminate sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products by institutions that also have pharmacies,”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/cvs-caremark-tobacco-cigarette-sales-103145.html#ixzz2sSOUW7kN


This really pissed me off. If CVS wants to eliminate the sale of tobacco products, fine. Private company, so it's their choice. Lobbying for policy makers to force other pharmacies to follow suit, however, is a different matter entirely.

Once, just once, could we not be the whipping boy around here! Mad 
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.jonespipes.com Online
Cartaphilus

avatar

Age : 63
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:01 am

Ocelot55 wrote:
“CVS Caremark believes that now is the time for retailers, perhaps spurred by policy makers, to eliminate sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products by institutions that also have pharmacies,”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/cvs-caremark-tobacco-cigarette-sales-103145.html#ixzz2sSOUW7kN


This really pissed me off. If CVS wants to eliminate the sale of tobacco products, fine. Private company, so it's their choice. Lobbying for policy makers to force other pharmacies to follow suit, however, is a different matter entirely.

Once, just once, could we not be the whipping boy around here! Mad 

Looks like it's just a CMA move by them. There probably afraid of people boycotting them because of the non tobacco sale and going to another for there tobacco and pharmaceuticals. If all went no tobacco there would be no one to boycott.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Richard Burley

avatar

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:10 am

The American "drugstore" is a retail whorehouse, hardly what the Brits call a "chemist's." I haven't bought a tobacco product in one in decades, and I'm surprised that anyone does, what with the prices, stale product, and under-the-counter presentation. I suspect that diminishing sales figures are the real driver here, aligned with an opportunity for their p.r. wing to strike a pose as moral colossi.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ocelot55

avatar

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:12 am

Richard Burley wrote:
The American "drugstore" is a retail whorehouse, hardly what the Brits call a "chemist's."  I haven't bought a tobacco product in one in decades, and I'm surprised that anyone does, what with the prices, stale product, and under-the-counter presentation.  I suspect that diminishing sales figures are the real driver here, aligned with an opportunity for their p.r. wing to strike a pose as moral colossi.

Very intuitive! Something I hadn't thought of...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.jonespipes.com Online
MisterE
Moderator
avatar

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:19 am

Ocelot55 wrote:

This really pissed me off. If CVS wants to eliminate the sale of tobacco products, fine. Private company, so it's their choice. Lobbying for policy makers to force other pharmacies to follow suit, however, is a different matter entirely.
 

Word.

Totally agree.

_________________
Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.

-Yak
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard Burley

avatar

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:30 am

MisterE wrote:
Ocelot55 wrote:

This really pissed me off. If CVS wants to eliminate the sale of tobacco products, fine. Private company, so it's their choice. Lobbying for policy makers to force other pharmacies to follow suit, however, is a different matter entirely.
 

Word.

Totally agree.

In spades. Gotta love it when what one might consider "free market" reps, if one lives in a vacuum, run to Washington for a little legi-lingus.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MisterE
Moderator
avatar

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:11 pm

It's quite possible, even likely, that the "bottom line"  actually is the bottom line in the decision to discontinue CVS's tobacco sales. Giving it a "health concern" spin garners brownie points in Washington, which will help if a corporate bailout ever becomes necessary. lol! It is unfortunate that a PR spin might actually evolve into an overall policy. BS sez me.

_________________
Many of the greatest pleasures in life are illegal, immoral, or smelly.

-Yak
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RAlden

avatar

Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
legi-lingus.  


You deserve an award for that word, whether you coined it or not. If you invented it, I'll gladly vote for you in any political office which you care to run for.
I also think your earlier observation is spot on. Just a bunch of corporate whores making financially based decisions and taking the opportunity to croon about what a gift to mankind they are.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.aldenpipes.com
Richard Burley

avatar

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:39 pm

RAlden wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
legi-lingus.  
 

You deserve an award for that word, whether you coined it or not.  

Alas, I can't claim credit.  I stole it from from a chalk-board in a car dealership meeting room years ago.  It was written by the service manager, who was also a novelist.  God knows what that particular meeting was about.  But whatever it was, mutatis mutandis, I think it applies here.  For those who "get" it, it's an amusing word, evoking strange imagery.

 Laughing 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RonA3597

avatar

Age : 68
Location : Lawrenceville, GA
Registration date : 2008-03-15

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:10 pm

+1 Very strange imagery.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
fsu92john

avatar

Age : 47
Location : Orlando, FL
Registration date : 2014-01-24

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:05 pm

The only tobacco products I ever buy at CVS are De Nobili cigars (what can I say? I like 'em). So I don't really care whether they will sell tobacco or not. The whole "we're doing this for public health" strikes me as posturing. It'll be interesting to see whether the competition (1) follows suit, or (2) positions itself as an alternative where folks can still get their smokes.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Slartibartfast

avatar

Age : 50
Location : California
Registration date : 2011-09-25

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:51 pm

Colour me the proverbial bemused bystander. As Richard has pointed out CVS is a toilet.  Sleep 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RAlden

avatar

Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:07 am

Richard Burley wrote:
 I stole it from from a chalk-board in a car dealership meeting room years ago.  It was written by the service manager 

Then your award shall read, " For the Meritorious Extraction of Gold from Mountains of Bull Manure ". Good work Sir.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.aldenpipes.com
gravel

avatar

Age : 43
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:24 am

I guess this means you can't pick up a carton of Virginia Slims with your Almond Roca and box wine.

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.tobaccocellar.com/Gravel
pepesdad1

avatar

Age : 73
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS    Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:19 am

Turns out that CVS is going to be operating "Minute Clinics" to all newly insured folks and they don't want to be contributing to the health care "crisis" by selling the products of DOOM.  See if they stop selling alcohol.....yeah, didn't think so.

Link below...of course it was about $$$.


http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/ending-tobacco-sales-is-cvs-blowing-smoke-or-becoming-a-smarter-business/2164339
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RAlden

avatar

Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:32 pm

"Of the $130 billion in goods CVS expects to sell this year, about $2 billion will be tobacco products. On Wednesday, investors knocked down CVS shares by 1 percent, while rewarding Walgreens, which saw its stock rise 3.4 percent."
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.aldenpipes.com
monbla256

avatar

Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:49 pm

RAlden wrote:
"Of the $130 billion in goods CVS expects to sell this year, about $2 billion will be tobacco products. On Wednesday, investors knocked down CVS shares by 1 percent, while rewarding Walgreens, which saw its stock rise 3.4 percent."

As Bertolt Brecht wrote: "...Money makes the world go 'round....." and it's what drives ALL their decisions or better be if they want to keep happy SHAREHOLDERS  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RAlden

avatar

Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:27 pm

monbla256 wrote:
RAlden wrote:
"Of the $130 billion in goods CVS expects to sell this year, about $2 billion will be tobacco products. On Wednesday, investors knocked down CVS shares by 1 percent, while rewarding Walgreens, which saw its stock rise 3.4 percent."

As Bertolt Brecht wrote: "...Money makes the world go 'round....." and it's what drives ALL their decisions or better be if they want to keep happy SHAREHOLDERS   Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 

I'm sure they expect to replace that 2 billion with a larger amount, one way or another. I expect the new revenues will have the gubments name on the check somewhere.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.aldenpipes.com
Dix Creek

avatar

Age : 58
Location : Heart of Kentucky
Registration date : 2013-03-28

PostSubject: Re: CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS   Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:41 pm

Well with any luck they will cut their own throats, I have heard no one complain about selling tobacco products in a drug store, guess the went out and hired one of those all book "larned" MBA's. The type that does not know his/her ass from a hole in the ground. What is the world coming too It is a crime to smoke, it is a crime to drink, it is a crime to have sexual relations(Male to Female) that is. But it is ok to give meth to little kids, commit mass murder, and vote for some of these dumbass people in congress. Why can't they just leave it alone! Makes you want to move further back in the woods What a Face 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
CVS-CAREMARK NO LONGER SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How's the Book selling, Kate?
» Fake food being sold
» DVDFab 2016 Christmas Sales -- Up to 50% Deep Discount on Hot-Selling Products plus More Surprises
» I can no longer make a forumotion site and dont know why
» Microsoft No Longer Supporting XP - Ends April 8, 2014

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Community :: Tobacco Legislation :: Federal, or Nationwide Level Issues-
Jump to: