A light flu season and increased competition over flu shots hit the bottom lines of drugstore...

|By:, SA News Editor

A light flu season and increased competition over flu shots hit the bottom lines of drugstore chains last year, so this year they've decided to get an early jump to try to edge out retail players such as Wal-Mart and Target. CVS Caremark (CVS +0.5%), Walgreen (WAG -0.4%), and Rite Aid (RAD -0.5%) have all rolled out promotions aimed at getting customers into their pharmacies before the big boys catch the flu shot sale.