CVS runs more than 9,700 retail locations. Some dresses had draped cowl backs to intensify the elongated look.
While worn with low-heeled shoes it placed more attention on the leg.
Representatives for CVS and Aetna declined to comment. At the same time, some of the older locations, particularly those in strip malls, were being closed down in favor of freestanding sites, some of which began featuring drive-through pharmacies. With those pieces together, CVS hopes to change how consumers access health care and to lower costs in the process.
Even affluent women adopted the hippie look in lavish fabrics, furs and jewels.
It was a nomadic mix of ethnic and legend-inspired garb. The bias skirt added grace and flare, while bias bodices molded the torso without feeling too tight.
By 1964, the chain had 17 locations. The larger company will control where consumers buy prescription drugs and walk-in health clinics, manage prescription drug benefits and offer health insurance. The growth also brought increasing differentiation and specialization, as Thom McAn turned into a suburban-based family chain, whereas Miles specialized in women's and girls' shoes.
Unfortunately for the fashion world, the midi skirt never caught on. The hairdresser was of extreme importance in 1961.
To Goldstein fell the task of building on Rooney's phenomenal record. At the end of the 1960s, Melville was the nation's largest shoe retailer, operating 1,400 Thom McAn, Miles, and Meldisco outlets. The long dress of sequins or crystal beads had replaced the bouffant dress.
The transition marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one in which shoes would play an increasingly smaller role in the Melville scheme. For much of its life, Melville was known chiefly for its chain of discount footwear stores, Thom McAn. Melville continued as a retailing conglomerate into the mid-1990s, when the company then decided to concentrate on its best-performing chain, CVS. Sign up for free newsletters and get more CNBC delivered to your inbox.