Stater Bros. Markets has announced that it will close its SuperRx Pharmacies by the end of September.
The grocery chain will sell their prescription records and inventory to CVS Pharmacy, according to Supermarket News. Terms of that deal were not announced.
There are 22 22 SuperRx Pharmacies in the Stater Bros. chain of 171 stores in Southern California – including Palm Springs and Beaumont. Other pharmacies are located in Adelanto, Apple Valley, Carlsbad, Chino, Chino Hills, Corona, Encinitas, Fontana (two), Fullerton, Highland, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Moreno Valley (two), Poway, San Jacinto, Temecula, Wildomar and Winchester.
“I’d like to emphasize that Stater Bros. is a strong and competitive company within the Southern California supermarket landscape poised for continued growth. This business decision will allow the company to grow areas of our core food business that meet the evolving food needs and shifting grocery preferences of our customers,” Chief Executive Officer Pete Van Helden said in a statement. “We remain committed to providing our valued customers with the very best grocery shopping experience.”
The store plans to convert the current pharmacies over the next couple of months. Those using the pharmacies will be notified of the transfer through the mail. CVS plans to interview many of the SuperRx employees currently working at the Stater Bros. locations.