A large number of franchisees have joined the industry in an attempt to capitalize on a number of positive upstream trends that are driving demand for pharmacies and drug stores nationwide. For example, healthcare reform has increased the number of Americans with private health insurance and the number of adults aged 65 and older, the industry's largest demographic, has grown considerably over the past five years. In the five years to 2020, The underlying positive trends that drove industry growth over the past five years will continue to be a boon for industry operators. However, the leading franchisors, McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health, which have exhibited explosive growth in recent years, are expected to reach a point of relative saturation in which it becomes increasingly difficult to compete amid rising costs from PBMs and increased competition.
Franchises in this industry retail a range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, beauty items, toiletries and consumable goods directly to consumers. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.