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Pharmaca announces opening of new pharmacy in Santa Monica

Pharmaca announces opening of new pharmacy in Santa Monica

BOULDER, Colo. — Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation’s first and largest chain of integrative pharmacies, announced it will be opening a new location in Santa Monica, Calif., in November. The ownership transition from Patton’s Pharmacy, at 734 Montana Avenue, is nearly complete, with a grand opening planned for November 17. “Patton’s has long been a pillar of the Santa

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Pharmaca slated to enter Chicago market

BOULDER, Colo. — Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is expanding beyond its western U.S. market area via an independent pharmacy acquisition that will bring it to the Windy City. Pharmaca has entered an agreement to buy Aaron’s Apothecary in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, the chain’s first location in the city. In addition, Pharmaca has boosted

Pharmaca ready to put concept to new test

Pharmaca ready to put concept to new test

Since its founding in Boulder, Colo., 17 years ago, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has honed its singular vision of drug store retailing in five western states, viewed as particularly conducive to the pairing of traditional pharmacy services with natural and complementary health and beauty solutions. The company is now intent on demonstrating that its holistic approach

Pharmaca coming to the Windy City

Pharmaca coming to the Windy City

BOULDER, Colo. — A pair of independent pharmacy acquisitions will bring Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy beyond the western United States to the Windy City. Pharmaca said Wednesday that it has entered an agreement to buy Aaron’s Apothecary in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the chain’s first location in the nation’s third-largest city. In addition, Pharmaca has expanded

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

“The times they are a changin’,” Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sang in 1964. It’s as true now as it was 53 years ago, especially for the chain drug industry. With the incoming administration of Donald Trump, all bets are off with health care. The Affordable Care Act appears set for demise, but no one in

Pharmaca names new CEO

Pharmaca names new CEO

BOULDER, Colo. — Richard Willis has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Pharmaca said Monday that the 56-year-old Willis, who most recently served as the president and CEO of SpeedCommerce, also joins the board of directors. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead this outstanding senior management team