Bi-Mart to exit pharmacy business, transfer customers to nearby Walgreens

Move already had taken place in Portland area

EUGENE, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Bi-Mart executive team, on behalf of its employee-owners, and Walgreens announced Thursday they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Walgreens will acquire Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which includes pharmacy patient prescription files and related pharmacy inventory of 56 Bi-Mart pharmacies located across Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

Bi-Mart’s retail stores will remain open to serve its members across the Pacific Northwest, the company said in a news release, which continues below:

Prescription files from most Bi-Mart pharmacies will transfer to nearby Walgreens pharmacy locations. In select areas where Walgreens does not have nearby stores, Walgreens will operate pharmacies within existing Bi-Mart locations under the Walgreens brand, primarily located in rural areas in Oregon.

Previously, Bi-Mart closed pharmacies in the Portland metro…

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