The country’s largest drugstore chain, with nearly 10,000 locations nationwide, is embarking on the next chapter of transitioning from a traditional drugstore retailer to a consumer health company. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based retailer recently revealed plans to reconfigure more than 1,000 stores from their present mishmash format to a healthcare and self-care destination by prioritizing wellness, personal care and beauty alongside fewer food items and household staples. “Our goal is to fundamentally transform the consumer health experience for the millions of Americans we interact with every day,” CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo said in an early June investor day media statement. Aiming to become “the most consumer-centric health company” in the nation, CVS began testing its first HealthHub stores in Houston seven months after completing its acquisition of healthcare company Aetna. Assuming all goes as planned, the company plans to expand the HealthHub concept to 1,500 stores by the end of 2021.