Earlier this month Walmart announced plans to double the number of health centre locations it offers in the US in 2024. The move will see 45 new Walmart Health centres opened in 2023 and 2024, adding to the 32 that have already been established since 2019.
Alongside primary care, dental care and Walmart telehealth among other services, Walmart Health also offers X-ray imaging services to patients. As such the retailer could play a significant role in the growing trend towards the consumerisation of healthcare and the increasing prevalence of outpatient imaging.
With this rapid expansion, retailers including Walmart could become attractive targets for vendors, but, how best can they capitalise?