Fred’s Exits Specialty Pharmacy, CVS Gains

Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) has had second thoughts about the specialty pharmacy business. Three years ago, in March 2015, the retailer acquired Reeves-Sain Drug Store, Inc., a retail pharmacy with a single location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Included in the $66 million deal was EntrustRx Specialty Pharmacy, a direct-to-consumer operation with three locations in Mississippi and […]

Fred’s Inc. Buys EntrustRx

Specialty pharmaceutical companies are still in strong demand, and so are specialty pharmacies. Three deals in the first quarter of 2015 have been announced, the most recent being last week’s $66 million acquisition of Reeves-Sain Drug Store, Inc., a private specialty and retail pharmacy company, by Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED). Fred’s sells general merchandise through […]