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A&P launches auto refills, prescription alerts
August 2nd, 2010
MONTVALE, N.J. – A&P has begun offering automatic prescription refills and electronic reminders to let customers know when their medications are ready for pickup.
The regional food and drug retailer said Monday that with its busy customers now using cell phones and e-mail more than ever before to help save time, its pharmacies will now provide auto refills and send them e-mail or text messages to inform them when prescriptions have been filled and can be picked up.
"We're committed to providing our customers with superior services that offer simple ways to stay healthy while managing their daily routines," commented Robin Page, director of pharmacy for A&P. "These new services fit seamlessly into their day and remove the worry of checklists and self-reminders, as well as the health risks of running out of much-needed medications. It also saves unnecessary trips to the pharmacy to order medication and check in on the status of prescriptions."
A&P said the free services are available to pharmacy customers of stores under the A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum's, SuperFresh and Food Basics banners. Customers can sign up by calling or visiting their pharmacist.
The supermarket retailer operates 429 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the names A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Super Fresh, Food Basics and Best Cellars.