Navarro Discount Pharmacies broadens reach

New store part of three-year growth plan

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacies has signed a lease for a new 14,000-sq.-ft. store in north Miami. With a store opening planned for the summer of 2011, the newest store will be the company's 29th location and its first new store opening since its airport location opened in 2007.

The move is part of the company's three-year growth plan, which includes adding as many as 22 new store locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties over the next three years, as well as remodeling up to five existing locations annually. Three existing stores, including Hialeah Gardens, were remodeled in the last 12 months.

"Being in north Miami will allow us to reach out to introduce our successful community pharmacy and discount model to additional ethnic groups and expand our loyal customer base," stated Steve Kaczynski, CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacies.

According to the retailer, new store and existing store renovations include new merchandise layout, new colors, enhanced signage and improved services for customers, such as a pediatric pharmacy for busy parents, free compounding pharmacy services, a free Diabetes Club for adults and children with diabetes, and free prescription delivery for all customers.

Other parts of Navarro's overall growth plan include identifying new wholesale partnerships and business development opportunities, as well as adding e-commerce capabilities to its website for the Hispanic population that lives outside of southern Florida.

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