February 20th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 8
Local Pharmasave switches hands
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
Pharmasave located in downtown Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
The local Pharmasave has joined forces with the IDA in Blairmore.

After being bought by the RX drug Mart, both stores have been joined together with the goal of providing an enhanced offering to the community.

With this new change comes more for the customers.

“There is going to be more staff and additional pharmacists which means customers will see an increased offering in services,” said General Manager Jocelyn Marty.

Marty adds that the clients who were with Pharmasave will see changes for the better.

“This store is open seven days a week. With extended hours is means access to a pharmacist seven days a week. With both store’s staff joined together, the combined store will be able to offer additional services that could not be done previously. From offering passport photos (while you wait), lottery services and travel and vaccination clinics; customers are going to benefit from an expanded service offering.”
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Front Store Manager, Teresa Koci, says that this change means customers can now get everything they need in one place.

“It’s a one-stop shop now. It’s all going to be together so it will be one place to shop for all their needs.”

Marty says that while the transition has begun; there is still some work to do.

“We are still transitioning, but people’s pharmacy records have been moved over. We will be bringing in giftware and other things that Pharmasave customers have come to expect. That will come a bit later once we’ve got the kinks worked out and everything is running a little smoother.”

The transition hasn’t been perfect, but Marty says that isn’t a surprise.

“Were there a couple bumps? Of course there were. You’ve got to expect that.”
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She added that overall the transition has gone much better than anyone hoped and building on the success achieved so far will be key moving forward.

The transition will continue over the next few weeks before everything is complete.

The staff of the Blairmore IDA will be holding a customer thank you day on Tuesday February 26th.

They invite you to join them for coffee, donuts and prizes.

“It’s our way of thanking all of our customers for their patience and understanding during the transition process. Our staff look forward to seeing our customers and being able to thank them in person,” said Marty.
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