CVS CEO Larry Merlo says 600 remodeled HealthHUBs will be opened by the end of 2020

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo said Monday that the pharmacy chain is on track to meet its goal of overhauling more than 1,000 of its stores and said the chain is seeing positive early results.

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo said Monday that the pharmacy chain is on track to meet its goal of overhauling more than 1,000 of its stores and said the chain is seeing positive early results. CVS launched three of its HealthHUB concept stores in the Houston area near the end of 2018 and expanded the program to 50 locations in four markets by the end of 2019. Merlo said hundreds more are scheduled to be overhauled by the end of 2020. "We're really excited about what we’re seeing from the consumers. The acceptance, the interest that is growing with our clients," Merlo added. "We've made a commitment to have about 600 hubs by the end of this year," with "a trajectory of 1,500 hubs by the end of 2021." Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, North Carolina, and Ohio are among the next markets that CVS is targeting for its HealthHUB expansion this year. Florida, Maryland and Virginia are also on the list to carry the new concept in the first half of 2020. Merlo said the idea is to make CVS a "health care destination."