AAP Among Nation’s Largest Pharmacy “Chains”

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Independent pharmacy group’s Rx sales surpasses Target, Kmart, Sam’s Club and Costco in 2011

Independent pharmacies rank high in patient satisfaction

“Local pharmacies are a cornerstone in every community. These pharmacists/owners live in the community so they know and care about the patients they serve.”

Jon Copeland, R.Ph.,

American Associated Pharmacies (AAP), a cooperative of independent pharmacy owners, has outpaced several notable large chain store groups in Rx sales. According to a report released by Drug Store News (DSN) on April 23rd, 2012, AAP’s 2011 combined prescription sales were greater than Target, Kmart, Sam’s Club and Costco. DSN’s Power Rx Players Top 50 list now places AAP pharmacies as the 10th largest drug chain in America.

According to Consumer Reports' latest drug store study, 94% of those surveyed who shopped at independent pharmacies were highly satisfied with their experiences. Readers who filled their prescriptions at independent stores also praised the pharmacists' accessibility and personal service, and reported encountering fewer delays and medication mix-ups than those who shopped elsewhere. “Local pharmacies are a cornerstone in every community. These pharmacists/owners live in the community so they know and care about the patients they serve. When it comes to healthcare, Americans expect quality and convenience,” says Jon Copeland, R.Ph., CEO of AAP.

AAP’s national growth has required the addition of a strategically located second distribution facility in Memphis, Tennessee opening mid-summer 2012. This will provide extended order deadlines, increased capacity for order fulfillment and redundancy in support of the Scottsboro, Alabama facility.

About American Associated Pharmacies
AAP is a member-owned cooperative of independent pharmacies working together like a “chain”. Since its formation in 2009, AAP’s membership has grown rapidly and is approaching $4 billion in annual sales. For more information visit AAP's website.

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