CVS opens specialized store for Hispanic community

CVS Pharmacy file photo

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY ( / — CVS Pharmacy has opened 12 specialized CVS Pharmacy y más stores in New York and New Jersey, the first stores of this kind in the Tri-State area. Closest to the Sachem area, CVS Pharmacy y más has opened in Central Islip, which is an existing CVS reformatted into the new tailored concept.

CVS Pharmacy y más stores are designed to provide an enhanced, convenient, personalized shopping experience specific to local Hispanic communities, according to CVS.

CVS Pharmacy y más advertisement for Central Islip

A portion of the current weekly flyer for CVS Pharmacy y más in Central Islip, NY. Weekly ads are available online.

“Shoppers will find the tailored deals from products and brands they already know and love–all with a higher level of customer service and lower everyday price,” according to the announcement. “The store format incorporates bilingual staff and signage, and is a one-stop shop for more than 1,500 products from trusted Hispanic brands, such as Iberia Foods, Yaucono, Fabuloso, Tio Nacho, Pilon, and Café La Llave.”

According to Mayra Boitel, the Vice President and Chief Merchant of Alternative Formats at CVS Health, “Our CVS Pharmacy y más stores have been hugely beneficial to providing a more inclusive environment and value-based personalized selection for our Hispanic customers.

“Customers can access familiar brands they already know and love, speak with a bilingual staff who can clearly answer any questions about their medication regimen, and easily navigate throughout the store to find what they need quickly. We understand our Hispanic customers are looking for more personalized shopping experiences and we’re eager to deliver in these markets and make them feel at home while they pick up their essentials.”

The new CVS Pharmacy y más in Central Islip is located at 2 East Suffolk Ave. For Sachem-area residents, the store is a short drive west of Walmart in Islandia. At the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454) and E. Suffolk Avenue, drivers turn west on E. Suffolk Avenue. Then drive approximately 1.8 miles to CVS Pharmacy y más, located at the intersection of Wheeler Road / Carleton Avenue.

Since 2015, CVS Pharmacy has opened more than 200 CVS Pharmacy y más locations in over 90 cities across California, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

“This year, the company continues to expand the y más store format in New York and New Jersey, where concentrated Hispanic populations can benefit from a personalized retail environment that better meets their unique needs, while also receiving CVS Pharmacy’s unique clinical offerings and medication adherence programs, designed to improve health outcomes and reduce overall health care costs, and enjoying value from familiar CVS Store Brands, ExtraCare savings and more,” CVS stated.

The new CVS Pharmacy y más stores rolled out throughout October and November in the following locations:


• 2 East Suffolk Avenue, Central Islip, NY 11722

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• 732 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

• 89-11 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

• 329-339 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

• 1688 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472


• 215 Bergen Boulevard, Fairview, NJ 07022

• 780 Route 22 East, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

• 1100 Liberty Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

• 9015 Bergenline Avenue 90TH Street, North Bergen, NJ 07047

• 4700 Bergenline Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087

• 451-461 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107

• 714 Summit Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087

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