Walgreens, one of the largest healthcare companies, is soon to close several of its stores.
The company will be making several cuts over the next two months, and the decision to close certain locations is based on several factors like local market dynamics, changes in the buying habits of its patients and customers, etc.
Walgreens to Close Stores Nationwide:
Walgreens will be closing its locations in Ridgewood, New York, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Feb 21st and 22nd, respectively. The company will also be closing its store in Johnsbury, Vermont, on Feb 22nd, and another store in Houston, Missouri, on March 7th.
Walgreens Acquires Medly Health:
Walgreens has recently acquired Medly Health, which has led to the closure of at least three pharmacies in California. The company has also acquired Pharmaca, a full-service pharmacy and wellness company in Colorado. This acquisition has led to the closure of three Pharmaca locations in Sonoma, Napa, and Novato. The pharmacy operations of these stores closed on Feb 9th, but the stores themselves will remain open until Feb 25th.
Walgreens Finalizing Store Details:
Walgreens has agreed to acquire the pharmaceutical records and other select assets across 22 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies and 4 Medly Pharmacies nationally. Although the company is still finalizing specific store details, the prescription files and inventory are expected to transfer to nearby Walgreens pharmacies by mid-February.
Walgreens is soon to close several of its stores as a result of local market dynamics, changes in the buying habits of its patients, and the recent acquisition of Medly Health and Pharmaca. The company is taking into consideration the importance of maintaining access to pharmacy services in the communities it serves when making closure decisions.
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