CUSTOMERS of a popular pharmacy have been informed that it is closing and their prescriptions will be transferred.
Earlier this month, Aldi announced it had signed a deal to buy Winn Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets from Southeastern Grocers.
However, the deal didn’t include the pharmacies at either store.
Because of this, Winn Dixie will be closing his own pharmacy by the end of the year.
Pharmacy customers will receive a notification before their prescription is transferred to another location.
“Prior to the completion of the recently announced proposed merger agreements, Southeastern Grocers entered into agreements to transfer prescription files to certain CVS pharmacies and Walgreens,” Meredith Hurley, senior director of Communications & Community Southeastern Grocers Inc., said in a statement to WLOX.
“We work closely with CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens to ensure that our customers’ prescriptions are treated with care and confidentiality and that there are no delays in service.”
She added that all recipes should be transferred by the end of this year.
The businesses will continue to operate independently until the transaction closes in the first half of 2024.
ALL ABOUT THE MERGER
Aldi boss Jason Hart described the merger as “a milestone” in the company’s history.
“One of the most common questions customers ask when I visit stores across the country is, ‘When are you opening a store near where I live?'” Hart said in an interview with Winsight Grocery Business.
“As Aldi grows, more and more shoppers are discovering how Aldi saves them time and money, and they keep coming back.”
Aldi has opened about 100 new stores every year for the past decade and plans to open 120 locations in addition to the acquisition.
The new locations will increase the number of Aldi branches to 2,400.
Hart stated that the company is prioritizing expansion in the Southeast region and the acquisition will result in the company having a larger presence in the region.
One of the biggest benefits of the merger is that it will bring affordable food to more people.
“With this acquisition, we will focus on continuing to serve buyers in the Southeast, providing them with continued access to quality, affordable groceries and extending our employee-centric culture and market-leading wages and benefits to additional Southeast markets.”
“With a carefully selected product range and a smaller store footprint, we can reduce costs and help more Southeast residents save up to 40% on their grocery bills.”
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