Discount Drug Mart

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Discount Drug Mart, Inc.
IndustryRetail, Pharmacy
HeadquartersMedina, Ohio
Key people
Parviz Boodjeh

Discount Drug Mart, Inc., is an Ohio-based drug store chain. Its first store opened in Elyria, Ohio in 1969.


In 1969, Parviz Boodjeh established the first Discount Drug Mart in Elyria, Ohio. The store originally filled prescriptions, and sold toiletries, grocery, and gift items.

In the early 1980s, Boodjeh began standardizing the merchandise offerings and commissioned an architect to develop a store design on which all Discount Drug stores would be based. A 22,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) model was produced and adopted, and this design was later modified and enlarged to 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2).

In 1989, it ranked 34th in sales according to a Chain Store Guide list of the top 100 drug chains.[citation needed] The early 1990s brought increased competition to the industry. Discount Drug Mart was still smaller than the Ohio drug store chains of Revco and Phar-Mor, and were being threatened by superstores Kmart, Wal-Mart, and Target Corporation.

Discount Drug Mart expanded across Ohio through the 1990s.