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April 8, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy's chief marketing and merchandising officer Cristy Leon-Rivero and VP operations Vince Urrutia spoke earlier this week at Hispanicize 2014, the largest annual event in the nation for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.

March 11, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its private-label brand Vida Mia, which targets Hispanics across a variety of categories with bilingual product packaging and ingredients in English and Spanish.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its private-label brand Vida Mia, which targets Hispanics across a variety of categories with bilingual product packaging and ingredients in English and Spanish.

During the last two years, Vida Mia has sold more than 7 million product units comprised of approximately 1,000 SKUs. Approximately 4% in sales growth is expected annually for the next 1 to 3 years.

February 25, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s Inc., has appointed Rick Navarro, who had been the company’s CFO since its inception in 2006, as chief administrative officer. Succeeding Navarro as the company’s CFO is former Nash Finch executive Robert Dimond.

BOISE, Idaho — AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s Inc., has appointed Rick Navarro, who had been the company’s CFO since its inception in 2006, as chief administrative officer. Succeeding Navarro as the company’s CFO is former Nash Finch executive Robert Dimond.

In his new role, Navarro will oversee the IT, legal, business development, human resources and public affairs functions.

January 7, 2014

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been recognized as a winner of the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been recognized as a winner of the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program Challenge benefiting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

Navarro was recognized in the small retail pharmacy chain and independent community pharmacy category for its ability to address gaps in medication adherence among a subgroup of UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage-Part D plan members.

December 13, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 33 locations in Southern Florida, has introduced a compliance packaging program, EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System, that organizes a patient’s prescription medications into individual packets with labels and instructions.

MIAMI, Fla. — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 33 locations in Southern Florida, has introduced a compliance packaging program, EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System, that organizes a patient’s prescription medications into individual packets with labels and instructions.

November 20, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been selected by OutcomesMTM as 1-of-4 pharmacies in the Southeast region recognized for its commitment to patient therapy management and the health of its patients.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been selected by OutcomesMTM as 1-of4 pharmacies in the Southeast region recognized for its commitment to patient therapy management and the health of its patients.

“We are honored to receive this recognition which highlights our continued commitment to patient health, education and the individualized attention we provide our patients on a daily basis,” Albert Garcia, EVP of pharmacy at Navarro Discount Pharmacy stated. OutcomesMTM designs, delivers and administers MTM programs.

October 2, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday.

Navarro, based in Miami and the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the country, said several healthcare companies would be available at its stores to explain insurance options, costs and other important information. The chain also will offer free health screenings like glucose testing, blood-pressure monitoring and others.

September 19, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, in partnership with the Live Like Bella Foundation, recently hosted the National Childhood Cancer Awareness event to educate the community about the needs of children with cancer.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, in partnership with the Live Like Bella Foundation, recently hosted the National Childhood Cancer Awareness event to educate the community about the needs of children with cancer.

The event attracted more than 200 children and families and was held Sept. 13 at a Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami.

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

March 8, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy is promoting colon cancer screenings in the month of March under a partnership with a group focused on the disease, Navarro said Friday.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is promoting colon cancer screenings in the month of March under a partnership with a group focused on the disease, Navarro said Friday.

The regional retail pharmacy has partnered with StopColonCancerNow.com to promote the screenings, which screening guidelines advise adults older than 50 years to receive, or 45 years if they are African-American. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for colon cancer is 90% when detected and treated in the earliest stage.

February 5, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the nation's largest Hispanic-owned drugstore, has donated $15,470 to the Centro Mater Foundation.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the nation's largest Hispanic-owned drugstore, has donated $15,470 to the Centro Mater Foundation. The employee/corporate gift provides critical funding to ensure needy children can attend Centro Mater's summer camp program.

For 45 years, Centro Mater has provided care, education, nourishment, health services and after-school programs to children in Miami-Dade of every race, faith and nationality from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

December 6, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the opening of its 32nd store in Kendall, Fla.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the opening of its 32nd store in Kendall, Fla.

“The new store in West Kendall is well-positioned in the Kendale Lakes Plaza among other discount brand retailers,” stated Juan Ortiz, president and CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacy. “We are also pleased to return to the Kendall area and meet the demands of the community looking for Navarro’s everyday low pricing and unique assortment.”

September 28, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 stores, was the title sponsor of the American Diabetes Association annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes held this month.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 stores, was the title sponsor of the American Diabetes Association annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes held this month.

The event was held Sept. 22 at Marlins Park in Miami and approximately $150,000 has been raised to date. There were approximately 1,100 participants.
 

August 24, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 locations in south Florida, has opened a fulfillment center facility for prescription medications under the name Navarro Health Services.

MEDLEY, Fla. — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 locations in south Florida, has opened a fulfillment center facility for prescription medications under the name Navarro Health Services.

August 15, 2012

Regional player Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 store locations, has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for renewal accreditation, the pharmacy retailer announced on Wednesday.

MIAMI — Regional player Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 store locations, has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for renewal accreditation, the pharmacy retailer announced on Wednesday.

May 31, 2012

Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy has added a Spanish-language version to its website at Navarro.com.

MIAMI — Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy has added a Spanish-language version to its website at Navarro.com.

May 30, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the addition of a liquor store operation adjacent to an existing store in Miami Beach.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the addition of a liquor store operation adjacent to an existing store in Miami Beach.

The 900-sq.-ft. liquor store, located adjacent to the store at 18500 Collins Ave. in Sunny Isles, has a separate entrance and is stocked with Navarro’s collection of domestic and imported wines and liquors.

March 15, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the opening of its 31st store in Pembroke Pines in the Westfork Plaza.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the opening of its 31st store in Pembroke Pines in the Westfork Plaza.

Navarro’s had a previous store in Pembroke Pines from 2000 to 2009. The new store is part of Navarro’s three-year, 22-store expansion strategy throughout Florida.

January 9, 2012

GE Capital Corporate Retail Finance announced it is administrative agent and sole lender on a $65 million asset-based credit facility for Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The financing will be used to refinance debt and for general corporate purposes.

NORWALK, Conn. — GE Capital Corporate Retail Finance announced it is administrative agent and sole lender on a $65 million asset-based credit facility for Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The financing will be used to refinance debt and for general corporate purposes.

“GE Capital understands retailing and has a great deal of experience financing drug stores,” Navarro Discount Pharmacy CEO Juan Ortiz said. “This allowed us to secure the right capital structure to help build our business.”

December 2, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 30th store in Homestead, Fla., in the Homestead Pavilion Shopping Center.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 30th store in Homestead in the Homestead Pavilion Shopping Center.

November 22, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, unveiled its private-label line, Vida Mia, at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, unveiled its private-label line, Vida Mia, at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.

Navarro participated in the Latino Markets section of the show, displaying the new Hispanic-oriented store brand products from retailers. The 2011 theme of the show, which ran from Nov. 13 to 15, was "It’s a Store Brands World."

September 16, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has expanded its management team by naming Luis Mier as CFO and promoting Manuel Leon to VP wholesale and OTC programs.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has expanded its management team by naming Luis Mier as CFO and promoting Manuel Leon to VP wholesale and OTC programs.

August 26, 2011

Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which is an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the availability of seasonal flu shots for individuals, families and employer groups.

MIAMI — Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which is an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the availability of seasonal flu shots for individuals, families and employer groups.

August 16, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a 29-store Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced that it is supporting back to school for parents with activities that include cash donations to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and free backpacks filled with school supplies.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a 29-store Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced that it is supporting back to school for parents with activities that include cash donations to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and free backpacks filled with school supplies. 

July 12, 2011

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.

MIAMI — Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.

Ortiz succeeds CEO Steve Kaczynski, whose expertise in retail merchandising and marketing over the last 18 months has been instrumental in setting a strategic direction for the company and expanding its footprint in South Florida and nationally.