QuickChek exits pharmacy business in deal with CVS Pharmacy
Convenience store operator QuickChek is exiting the pharmacy game. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based chain on Tuesday announced that it would be transferring prescription records from nine of its stores to CVS Pharmacy, with plans for CVS Pharmacy to purchase and operate one location in the future. QuickChek said the move was aimed at helping it focus on its core fresh convenience business while growing its foodservice retailing and fuel areas.
“We’re looking forward to introducing CVS Pharmacy’s industry-leading products and services to QuickChek pharmacy patients and are committed to ensuring that their pharmacy needs are not only met, but exceeded,” said Emmanuel Kolady, division vice president for CVS Pharmacy. “We are focused on delivering a smooth pharmacy transition to QuickChek’s patients and are excited to be able to help them achieve their best health.”
Customers at QuickChek’s Bayonne, Beachwood, Eqing, Fords, North Bergen, Passaic, Point Pleasant, Scotch Plains and Totowa stores will be directed to their local CVS Pharmacy location for their pharmacy needs once the pharmacy departments at those stores close in late November. The stores will be remodeled to fit within QuickChek’s latest concept stores. Additionally, QuickChek said CVS Pharmacy would be interviewing the 60 QuikChek pharmacy employees to potentially get similar positions at CVS Pharmacy.
The companies did not disclose terms of the agreement.
“CVS Pharmacy will continue to meet the pharmacy and health care needs of our customers, as well as provide career opportunities for our pharmacy team members,” said QuickChek director of pharmacy Mike Wunder.
BJ’s Wholesale Club piles on the deals for Thanksgiving
BJ’s Wholesale Club is looking to help its members make the traditional Thanksgiving meal one to remember.
The Westborough, Mass.-based company announced that it will be featuring deals on an extensive assortment of fresh food, décor and entertaining items, as well as delivering anything else members need to their doors.
“We’re helping BJ’s members live thankfully this year by offering unbeatable savings on Thanksgiving essentials,” Pete Poutre, senior vice president of grocery and perishables at BJ’s Wholesale Club said. “Our members can shop for their Thanksgiving meal whenever and wherever they want this year, with everything needed for their meal available in-club or through BJ’s same-day delivery.”
In addition, Butterball Premium Frozen Turkeys will be available to order with same-day delivery for .89 cents per pound. Turkeys at .99 cents per pound will be available for same-day delivery on Nov.8.
Additional items that will be available for same-day delivery include Wellsley Farms yellow potatoes and pumpkin pie.
This information comes on the heels of the retailer announcing several days for Black Friday and its extended store hours for the holiday season. Further information can be found on the company’s website.
Giant Food Stores to acquire 5 Shop ‘N Save locations
Giant Food Stores announced that it has entered into an agreement with Supervalu to acquire five of its Shop ‘N Save locations.
Once the transaction is complete, Giant will convert the newly acquired locations into Martin’s Food Market stores, the company said.
The locations part of the sale include:
- 22401 Jefferson Boulevard in Smithsburg, Md.;
- 500 North Antrim Way in Greencastle, Pa.;
- 409 North McNeil Road in Berryville, Va.;
- 147 Roaring Lion Drive in Hedgesville, W. Va.; and
- 1317 Old Courthouse Square in Martinsburg, W.Va.
“This acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to the long-term growth strategy we announced earlier this year,” Nicholas Bertram, president of Giant Food Stores, said. “Our Martin’s associates have proudly served many of these communities for years, and we look forward to expanding the Martin’s brand along the Interstate 81 Corridor and within the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.”
The sale is expected to close during the first quarter of 2019,and is subject to customary closing conditions. Additional details about the conversion will be announced at a later date as well, the Carlisle, Pa.-based company said.