Later this month, Stater Bros. Markets expects to complete the sale of certain assets of its SuperRx Pharmacies to CVS Pharmacy. 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.
"I’d like to emphasize that Stater Bros. is a strong and competitive company within the Southern California supermarket landscape poised for continued growth,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “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."
By September 28, all 22 in-store SuperRx pharmacy locations are expected to be closed. According to a press release, 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.
Over the course of the next several months vacated pharmacy spaces will be remerchandized to better serve the needs of customers.
"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."
How will this affect Stater Bros. grocery offerings? Will those vacated pharmacy spaces turn into a fresh opportunity? Deli Market News will continue to report.