Barberton and Norton Ritzman Pharmacy stores will be closing along with almost all other Ritzman locations once a sale to CVS Pharmacies is completed.
The sale, announced Jan. 7, is expected to be finalized by the end of February. According to a Business Wire release, the only stores to continue operation under the CVS banner are ones in Akron and Berlin. CVS plans to interview any Ritzman employees interested in working for CVS.
“While change is always difficult, especially after almost 70 years in business, customers and patients will benefit from having a wide range of products and services available and continue pharmacy care,” Eric Graff, president and CEO of Ritzman stated in the release. He also said Ritzman owners extend a heartfelt expression of gratitude to the patients, customers, associates and communities who have supported Ritzman Pharmacy for these many years.
Check the Herald for more on this story.