QuickChek to close pharmacies in 9 N.J. stores, sell 1 store in deal with CVS

The exit by New Jersey-based QuickChek from the pharmacy business will result in the elimination of 60 jobs.

QuickChek plans to close its pharmacy departments in nine New Jersey stores later this month in a deal with CVS that also calls for one QuickChek location to be sold outright to the pharmacy chain, company officials said.

The move affects 60 QuickChek employees whose positions will be eliminated. CVS plans to interview those workers for jobs as part of the transition, QuickChek officials said in a statement.

QuickChek will transfer its prescription records to CVS and notify customers about the change.

The QuickChek stores with pharmacy departments closing in late November are:

  • Bayonne
  • Beachwood
  • Ewing
  • Fords section of Woodbridge
  • North Bergen
  • Passaic
  • Point Pleasant
  • Scotch Plains
  • Totowa

Those stores will be remodeled to match a new design unveiled last year at other locations. QuickChek, which is based in Hunterdon County, has 159 locations in New Jersey and New York.

The QuickChek store in Washington, Warren County will be purchased by CVS and operated by the pharmacy retailer. The date of the sale and transition to a CVS store was not announced.

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“CVS Pharmacy will continue to meet the pharmacy and health care needs of our customers, as well as provide career opportunities for our pharmacy team members,” said QuickChek Director of Pharmacy Mike Wunder.

The companies did not announce the terms of the deal.

QuickChek is opening a new store on Tuesday in North Plainfield, its eighth new location in the last 10 months. Another eight new stores are planned for 2019, officials said.

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