Foodland Pharmacies Closing, Prescriptions to Transfer to Longs Drugs
Foodland Super Market, Ltd. has entered into an agreement to confidentially transfer all of the prescriptions from its Foodland Pharmacies to Longs Drugs.
All seven Foodland pharmacy locations will close permanently by mid-April, the company stated on Wednesday, March 23. Prescriptions will be transferred electronically to Longs Drugs, so that customers will be able to continue to fill their prescriptions without disruption at the Longs Drugs location of their choice.
“The decision to exit the pharmacy business was not an easy one for us. While compressed margins and rising costs have led to increasing losses, we were concerned about the impact any closure would have on our many loyal pharmacy customers and employees,” said Jenai S. Wall, Foodland Chairman and CEO in a news release. “We are grateful that our agreement with Longs Drugs will help ensure our customers’ access to care will be uninterrupted, while also enabling us to better focus our attention on delivering great grocery shopping experiences and meeting the ever-changing food needs of our customers.”
All Foodland pharmacy customer prescriptions will be automatically transferred to Longs, and no action will be required on the part of customers. Customers may continue to call their usual Foodland pharmacy for 90 days after closing and the phone will ring at Longs. Customers may go to the Longs location of their choice to refill a prescription, as their information will be in the company’s centralized system.
Longs Drugs provides many benefits to customers including rewards for filling prescriptions, text alerts and refill services, easy-to-read prescription labels, pharmacist administered vaccinations, multi-dose packaging, and more, Foodland stated.
Following is the 2022 closing schedule for the Foodland pharmacies.
• Foodland Waimea, Foodland Laie, and Sack N Save Puainako — April 11
• Foodland Kapolei — April 12
• Foodland Kailua and Foodland Pukalani — April 13
• Foodland Princeville — April 14
Founded in 1948 by Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, Foodland is Hawai‘i’s oldest and largest grocery retailer and operates 31 stores across Hawaii and has 3,200 employees. The company entered the pharmacy business in 1995 and currently operates seven pharmacies.