Rx to Stay Open Amid Dominick's-Mariano's Switch

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Rx to Stay Open Amid Dominick's-Mariano's Switch


The pharmacies included as part of the Roundy's acquisition of 11 soon-to-shutter Dominick's stores will remain open during the transition and subsequent remodeling of the stores to the Mariano's Fresh Market banner.

"I want to assure our customers that there will be uninterrupted access to the pharmacies during the transition period," said Robert Mariano, chairman, president and CEO of Roundy's, which owns Mariano's. "While the stores are being cleaned and upgraded, the pharmacies will be operated on a continuous basis. There will be informational signage posted at each location as well as a concierge at the entrance of each store to direct customers to the pharmacy location."

All Dominick's to Shut by Dec. 28

Earlier this month, Roundy's announced its acquisition of 11 Dominick's stores from Safeway Inc., which is closing the historic Chicago-area chain as part of its exit from the Chicago grocery market. The stores will be converted to the successful Mariano's banner, which Roundy's considers its growth banner.

Milwaukee-based Roundy's operates 163 retail grocery stores and 101 pharmacies under the Pick 'n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano's retail banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.