Olivia’s Thrifty White merging with Page Drug, Olivia Drug

Thrifty White Pharmacy says they will be opening/coming to Olivia in association with both pharmacies in town, Page Snyder Drug and Olivia Drug. Thrifty White Pharmacy will be opening for business at its new location on Wednesday Feb 7th at 8:30 a.m. The new Thrifty Pharmacy is located at 105 First Street South on Highway 212, near the Renville County Hospital. The new pharmacy will include a pharmacy drive-thru.

Page Snyder Drug will be merging with Thrifty White after the close of business on Tuesday, February 6th and will be closing the pharmacy early at 3:00 pm that day to prepare for the change in ownership and transfer of Inventory to the new Thrifty White Pharmacy location. Any prescriptions not picked up at Page Snyder Drug by February 6th, will be available to be picked up at the Thrifty White Pharmacy location on Wednesday February 7th.

Approximately three weeks later, on Wednesday Feb 28th, Olivia Drug will also be merging with Thrifty White after the close of business. Olivia Drug will be closing early at 3:00 p.m. for the change of ownership and transfer of Inventory. Prescriptions not picked up by February 28th, will be available for pickup on March 1st at Thrifty White Pharmacy.

All employees hired will be from the current employees of Olivia Page Snyder and Olivia Drug and will be many of the same great employees/staff that are working today at the two current pharmacy locations. Many other services will be added in the near future, such as the ability to have refills of your monthly medications managed for you. With our Medication Synchronization Program we can arrange to have all of your monthly maintenance prescriptions filled and ready for you to pick up on one day each month.

Dr. Scott Nelson, a third generation pharmacist and owner of Page Drug stated: “After many years of serving Olivia and the surrounding rural communities and many months of careful consideration, our business will be sold and merged with Thrifty White Pharmacy. Our business has been a pleasure because of our wonderful customers and we sincerely thank them for allowing us the opportunity to serve them. We would like to thank them for their patronage. We are confident that Thrifty White Pharmacy will work hard to merit their trust and serve the area with all your pharmacy needs. Finally, I would personally like to thank Page Drug employees for all their hard work over the years.”

Gary and Jane Lohmeyer commented that “After having served Olivia and the surrounding communities, and with careful consideration, the decision has been made to sell Olivia Drug and merge with Thrifty White Pharmacy. Thrifty White Pharmacy, an employee owned business, will continue to serve the healthcare needs of our customers.

“It has been an honor and privilege to be a pharmacy provider for the past 40+ years in this community, and we look forward to continuing the pharmacy services our customers have come to know and expect. We are grateful, that Thrifty White Pharmacy has given us the opportunity to continue to serve Olivia and the surrounding areas.”

(JP Cola, KWLM)

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