CVS to expand grocery aisles in 3,000 stores in 2010

Woonsocket, R.I. CVS Caremark has said it will double the size of its food sections in 3,000 of its 7,000 stores by year’s end in order to share a bigger piece of the nation’s trillion-dollar food budget.

According to a report Tuesday by the Patriot Ledger, so far at least a dozen CVS stores have been converted in the Boston area.

Retail consultants say it’s yet another example of “channel blurring” -- the growing multiplicity of product categories being sold in stores.

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