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ShopRite to close 23 New Jersey pharmacies, transfer customers to CVS

NEW JERSEY – ShopRite will be closing 23 New Jersey pharmacies over the next month and move customers to CVS pharmacies, according to company spokesperson Karen O’Shea.

The majority of ShopRite pharmacies  – 147 pharmacies – will remain open and continue to serve pharmacy customers. The company is closing 62 pharmacies over the next month in our trading areas, including 23 in New Jersey, O’Shea said.

ShopRite didn’t release what locations will be closing.

All customer prescription files at closing store pharmacies will automatically and securely transfer to a nearby CVS pharmacy, and ShopRite is notifying impacted customers. Signs with additional information will also be posted at store pharmacy counters, O’Shea said.

“Our store pharmacists and technicians at the impacted pharmacies will also have an opportunity to interview with CVS, and all support staff from the pharmacy will be offered positions in our ShopRite stores. CVS is a trusted leader in the pharmacy business and we are working together to make this a seamless transition for our pharmacy customers and associates,” O’Shea said.

“The pharmacy industry is highly competitive and we were unable to sustain sufficient sales despite our marketing efforts, which led to the difficult decision to close these store pharmacies. ShopRite remains committed to delivering a wide assortment of healthy, affordable foods and wholesome meal solutions with the exceptional ShopRite value and service our customers expect,” O’Shea said.

The plans do not impact ShopRite’s COVID-19 vaccination program or the pharmacies distributing those vaccines. To date, ShopRite has provided the vaccine to more than 30,000 people.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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