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Foodland Super Market Ltd. on Wednesday announced it has entered into an agreement to confidentially transfer all of the prescriptions from its Foodland pharmacies to Longs Drugs.
All seven Foodland pharmacy locations, including two on the Big Island, will close permanently by mid-April, the company said in a statement.
The pharmacies in Foodland (Waimea) and Sack N Save (Puainako in Hilo) will close April 11.
Prescriptions will be transferred electronically to Longs Drugs, so that customers will be able to seamlessly continue to fill their prescriptions without worry or disruption at the Longs Drugs location of their choice, according to Foodland.
“The decision to exit the pharmacy business was not an easy one for us. While compressed margins and rising costs have led to increasing losses, we were concerned about the impact any closure would have on our many loyal pharmacy customers and employees,” Jenai S. Wall, Foodland chairman and CEO, said in the statement. “We are grateful that our agreement with Longs Drugs will help ensure our customers’ access to care will be uninterrupted, while also enabling us to better focus our attention on delivering great grocery shopping experiences and meeting the ever-changing food needs of our customers.”
All Foodland pharmacy customer prescriptions will be automatically transferred to Longs, and no action will be required on the part of customers.
Customers can continue to call their usual Foodland pharmacy for 90 days after closing, and the phone will ring at Longs.
Customers may go to the Longs location of their choice to refill a prescription, as their information will be in the company’s centralized system, according to Foodland.
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