DW Unloads Two Pharmacies
The sale will involve the pharmacies in the D&W stores at
The change will entail transferring customer prescription services Wednesday to nearby CVS stores:
The firm said it is selling the pharmacies as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its “focus on core markets and concepts and better respond to customer demands for products and services.”
D&W’s vice president for marketing, Ron Cox, said in a prepared statement, “We are continuing the work of reshaping our operations to focus on core markets and remain responsive to what our customers want.”
His statement said signs at the two affected pharmacies will notify customers of the change. D&W said employees whom the sale impacts will have a chance to enter other positions within the company.
D&W said it was selling the 3-year-old pharmacy at the
The Beckwith Pharmacy in the
“That arrangement is no longer consistent with D&W’s long-term strategic plans,” the firm announced. It indicated the CVS Pharmacy at just west of the current store henceforth will serve Beckwith Pharmacy customers.
D&W, now in its 61st year of operation, is a locally-owned food retailer employing about 2,300 people in 21 stores. It also operates a central transportation center and a central kitchen and catering facility.