Tops will close pharmacy in Albion

Staff Reports Posted 9 January 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Tops Friendly Markets announced today that it will close the pharmacy department in its Albion store and use that space to offer shoppers more product choices. The company will continue to serve customers from 52 pharmacy locations within its network of stores.

The pharmacy department closing at the Albion store located at 408 West Ave. will be effective later this month and is part of Tops’ decision to closed pharmacy departments in 27 of its 79 pharmacies.

Prescription files at the Albion Tops will be transferred to the Rite Aid pharmacy in Albion at 10 East Ave., Tops officials said.

Tops and Rite Aid are working together closely to ensure the transition will be as seamless as possible for customers.

“Tops does not have a one-size-fits-all approach to our stores, which means our neighborhood locations vary greatly by size and offering.,” said Frank Curci, Tops chairman, president and CEO. “Space inside some of our supermarkets is at a premium and some of our locations are not filling enough prescriptions to make the most efficient use of our resources. A business decision was made to close out select pharmacy departments.”

In the available pharmacy spaces, Tops will continue expanding its offerings in health products, beauty products, fresh food, deli and other product areas. Customers will have more access to a wider selection of products, while still having a conveniently located outlet for their prescription needs, Curci said.