By Sara Tischauser
Changes will be happening with the Seymour Shopko Pharmacy in the near future.
“Shopko entered into agreement with CVS to sell its Seymour pharmacy location,” said Michelle Hansen, manager of public relations with Shopko.
Hansen was not able to give any further information on this.
Seymour Shopko staff were not able to comment about this.
A sign by the Shopko Pharmacy says “Last day of business 1/2/19 Pharmacy to close at 4pm.”
Amy Lanctot, senior manager in public relations for CVS Health, did confirm that CVS Pharmacy will be acquiring the Shopko Pharmacy business in Seymour.
“CVS Pharmacy will acquire the pharmacy business of five Shopko locations, including the store located at 1010 S. Mainline Drive in Seymour,” said Lanctot. “All prescription records, insurance information and pharmacy inventory from the Seymour Shopko will be transferred to CVS Pharmacy, located at 800 Main Ave. in De Pere, following the close of the transaction, which is expected to take place on Jan. 2, 2019.”
However, with this change Lanctot said the rest of the store will continue operating.
“These five Shopko locations, including the Seymour location, will remain open and continue to serve Shopko customers general merchandise and apparel needs,” Lanctot said. “CVS Pharmacy and Shopko are working together to ensure that the transition will be seamless for patients and that their access to pharmacy care is not interrupted. In addition, CVS Pharmacy plans to interview the impacted Shopko employees who are interested in joining the CVS Pharmacy team.”
For patients using the Seymour Shopko Pharmacy, they will have to transition to a new pharmacy in January.
“Beginning Jan. 3 patients of the Shopko Pharmacy in Seymour will be able to pick up, drop off and refill their prescriptions seamlessly at our CVS Pharmacy in De Pere, located at 800 Main Ave.,” Lanctot said. “We’re looking forward to introducing our industry-leading products and services to the Seymour Shopko Pharmacy patients and are committed to ensuring that their pharmacy needs continue to be met and exceeded.”