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Walgreens announces purchase of Kerr Drug

Posted September 11, 2013


The big drug store news yesterday was that Walgreens is buying NC-based Kerr Drug.  According to the WRAL.com article in the box above, Walgreens will buy Kerr Drug's 76 stores and specialty pharmacy business. The deal should be completed later this year and until then, the Kerr Drug name will remain.

Are you a Kerr Drug shopper? What do you think about the sale?


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  • straitlover1965 Sep 12, 2013

    Are they going to covert them to a Walgreens store or keep them as is? If they convert them, I am in trouble. I will have pints of Blue Bell ice cream right around the corner from my office where I go get Chinese for lunch occasionally - oh no!!!! :)

  • shirleystrickland Sep 12, 2013

    The sale woud be great as long as the prices go down and they get rid of some of Kerr drug phamarcy manger/ NH store expescialy

  • DianeNC Sep 11, 2013

    I think this is the best thing to happen to Kerr Drug, to hopefully give them some name recognition (as a Walgreens.) Unfortunately for them, though, the press release indicates that they will continue to operate under their current name after the deal as gone through.

  • chipper4800 Sep 11, 2013

    Kerr in our area had great prices on their RX (through their card)and was convenient since I live in a small town. My husband's BP meds costs $10 for 30 day supply w/my group card. With Kerr card, he could get 90 days for $12.99. My main concern with the buyout is: the more competition that is eliminated, prices rise.

  • luvstoQ Sep 11, 2013

    I have never been a Kerr Drug shopper so doubt any changes would have an impact on my shopping. I mostly shop Walgreens, CVS. Never have seen much at Kerr Drugs that I want, and they never have good sales even when they put a flyer out.