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Stater Bros. Markets leaving the pharmacy business

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets announced that is exiting the pharmacy business and expects to complete the sale of certain assets of its SuperRx Pharmacies to CVS Pharmacy later this month.  When the transaction is complete, pharmacy records and inventory from all 22 Stater Bros. SuperRx pharmacy locations will be transferred to nearby CVS Pharmacy locations.  By September 28, all 22 in-store SuperRx pharmacy locations are expected to be closed. Stater Bros. and CVS Pharmacy are working together to ensure that the transition will be seamless for patients and that their access to pharmacy care is not interrupted. CVS Pharmacy plans to interview many of the SuperRx employees currently working at these locations.

 

Over the course of the next several months vacated pharmacy spaces will be remerchandised to better serve the needs of customers.  Overall in-store operations will remain intact during the space conversion process.

“I’d like to emphasize that Stater Bros. is a strong and competitive Company within the Southern California supermarket landscape poised for continued growth.  This business decision will allow the Company to grow areas of our core food business that meet the evolving food needs and shifting grocery preferences of our customers.  We remain committed to providing our valued customers with the very best grocery shopping experience,” stated Stater Bros. chief executive officer Pete Van Helden.

“I’d also like to thank our loyal customers for all of their support of Stater Bros. SuperRx Pharmacies. CVS Pharmacy provides a wide range of pharmaceutical services and programs to help millions of people across America lead healthier lives, and we’re confident CVS will provide SuperRx customers with the resources and services needed to continue their healthcare regimen,” Van Helden continued.

“CVS Pharmacy is committed to providing high-quality and personalized care to patients and we look forward to bringing our innovative pharmacy care programs and services to SuperRx customers,” said Hank Casillas, division vice president, CVS Pharmacy. “We’re confident that SuperRx patients will be excited about our unique clinical pharmacy services, medication adherence programs, automatic refills, and the many innovative digital tools we offer to help patients manage their prescriptions.”

“Most importantly, I’m proud of the fantastic job our SuperRx Pharmacy Team has done in taking excellent care of our customer’s healthcare and pharmaceutical needs.  We have great people and protecting their livelihood was a priority,” Van Helden continued. “Stater Bros. will offer all SuperRx pharmacists and pharmacy technicians continued pay and benefits for a period of time,” Van Helden concluded.


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