Schnucks Press Releases
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Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc

Date : May 20, 2013

Schnucks Rural Pharmacy Closes Making Room for More Services Across the Market

New FREE Delivery Program Already In Place


ROCKFORD, Ill. – Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced that the Schnucks Pharmacy inside the Rural store at 1715 Rural Street (61107) will close permanently at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.  The Pharmacy team will be relocated and customers are invited to transfer their prescriptions to one of seven other area Schnucks pharmacies including the Schnucks Rockford Plaza pharmacy (2642 Charles Street) less than two miles away.


According to Schnucks Vice President of Pharmacy Mike Juergensmeyer, the move will bring even more efficiencies to its Rockford pharmacy division and make room for additional services.  “We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause our Rural customers, but it goes hand in hand with plans for improving our overall pharmacy services,” said Juergensmeyer.  “With the larger Rockford Plaza pharmacy so close by, the Rural pharmacy was not serving enough grocery customers.”


“In consolidating pharmacy services, we gain efficiencies that support the addition of a new FREE prescription delivery program now available to customers at all Rockford area Schnucks pharmacies,” Juergensmeyer said.  “Customers with two or more prescriptions may have them delivered directly to their homes at absolutely no charge.”  (There will be a $5 charge for single prescription delivery.)


“All Schnucks pharmacies will continue to offer Free Oral Antibiotics, Free Prenatal Vitamins and $4, 30-day as well as $10, 90-day generic prescriptions,” he added.  Customers can learn more about these services by talking to their pharmacist or by visiting 


At their convenience, Rural pharmacy customers may arrange to transfer prescriptions to any Rockford-area Schnucks pharmacy by bringing in the prescriptions, or they may transfer online at  Any prescriptions not transferred before the June 4 close will automatically be moved to the Schnucks Rockford Plaza pharmacy. 


Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 100 stores and, currently, 96 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Follow Schnucks on Facebook at


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