Drug stores offering groceries help shoppers where there are no markets, and they help cost conscious shoppers who know how to spot a good deal.
"The drug stores offer incentives, and that's what makes them different from the grocery stores and the big box chains," said Crissy Pate, co-founder of becentsable.net
"It's been very successful on a financial aspect." said Walgreens President of Operations Mark Wagner. "But it's been even more successful when you look at it from a community aspect."
Consumer experts warn that shoppers need to key in on the special bargains on drug store food items because regular-priced food can be more expensive than at the supermarket.