Fruth Pharmacy Celebrates Updates, New Manager, and TV Winner

New manager for the Pomeroy location, Tom Hawley, helps a customer load purchases into her vehicle.  Hawley won Manager of the Year for Fruth Pharmacy in 2013.

New manager for the Pomeroy location, Tom Hawley, helps a customer load purchases into her vehicle. Hawley won Manager of the Year for Fruth Pharmacy in 2013.

Left to right:  Grand Prize Winner Lola Whittington is pictured with Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Left to right: Grand Prize Winner Lola Whittington is pictured with Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Pomeroy, OH (June 13, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy in Pomeroy held a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on May 2nd – May 8th to celebrate new changes in the store.
Pomeroy Fruth Pharmacy received a make-over – with the store receiving a brighter, newer look. New Manager for Pomeroy, Tom Hawley, was able to meet and greet customers this day.
Hawley, winner of Manager of the Year for 2013 for Fruth Pharmacy, was happy to take charge of the Pomeroy location.
“I’m from Pomeroy – this is a ‘homecoming’ of sorts for me. I’m glad to be managing in my home community,” Hawley stated.

Various prizes were awarded during this week. Winning the Grand Prize HDTV was Lola Whittington of Middleport.

About Fruth Pharmacy:
For over 61 years, Fruth Pharmacy has served customers in Ohio and West Virginia. Fruth offers a Prescription Savings Club, Loyalty Rewards Club, and Free Local Prescription Delivery. You can connect with Fruth Pharmacy at http://www.fruthpharmacy.com. Fruth can also be found on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and WordPress.

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Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells Celebrates Updates and Winners

Left to right: Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, presents Kathrine Cline with her prize from Mineral Wells Grand Re-Opening Celebration.

Left to right: Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, presents Kathrine Cline with her prize from Mineral Wells Grand Re-Opening Celebration.


Mineral Wells, W.Va. (June 13, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells held a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on May 2nd – May 8th to celebrate new changes in the store.
Mineral Wells Fruth Pharmacy received a make-over – with the store receiving a brighter, newer look. Manager Kevin Archer was excited to meet with customers during this week and hear their comments.
Various prizes were awarded during this week. Winning the Basketball Hoop was Kathrine Cline of Mineral Wells.

About Fruth Pharmacy:
For over 61 years, Fruth Pharmacy has served customers in Ohio and West Virginia. Fruth offers a Prescription Savings Club, Loyalty Rewards Club, and Free Local Prescription Delivery. You can connect with Fruth Pharmacy at http://www.fruthpharmacy.com. Fruth can also be found on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and WordPress.

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Nitro Fruth Pharmacy on the Move

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Story and Photos Courtesy of St. Albans Monthly

 

Jack Fruth opened the first Fruth Pharmacy 62 years ago in Point Pleasant, WV, which serves as the home for Fruth’s corporate headquarters. Over the years, Fruth Pharmacy has grown to 27 stores in Southeast OH and West-central WV, employing about 700 people.

In 1984, Fruth Pharmacy opened in Nitro. Lynne Fruth, President and daughter of Jack, explains the doors are closing on the current location, but are re-opening across the street, on the corner of 21st and Bank Streets.  The new store opens for business on Sunday, May 18th.  The Grand Opening is on Friday, June 6th, with refreshments, balloons for children and a ribbon-cutting cutting ceremony at 10:00AM. The Grand Opening continues through June 12th, featuring special deals, coupons and prizes, showcasing departments within the store.

“This new location for the Nitro store is about 20% larger than the old location, housing a larger pharmacy area,” says Ms. Fruth. The expanded pharmacy includes a private counselling/treatment room, larger waiting area and a drive-thru window.  Fruth offers free local delivery of prescriptions, which can include additional store items.  Other featured areas include: pet supplies, gifts & cards, groceries, household items, and a thirty-six foot section dedicated to $1.00 items. 

There is a special area dedicated to local high school apparel and memorabilia, representing Nitro, Poca and St. Albans High Schools. The schools receive 10% of the proceeds.

Fruth is also known for community involvement. “For 22 years, we’ve hosted a fund-raiser golf tournament, which has raised over half a million dollars to support our scholarship program,” a proud Lynne Fruth states. Twenty-eight fully-endowed scholarships are awarded annually to help local students who might not otherwise be able to attend college.

Bob Vogel, Nitro store manager, along with the friendly staff, welcome you to the new Nitro location. Be sure to join them and Lynne Fruth for the Grand Opening on June 6th and enjoy all the specials during Grand Opening week!

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Haffner & Mourat Share Pharmacist of the Year Honor

Left to right: Tim Weber, Vice President of Pharmacy, Jeff Haffner, Co- Pharmacist of the Year, John Mourat, Co-Pharmacist of the Year, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Left to right: Tim Weber, Vice President of Pharmacy, Jeff Haffner, Co- Pharmacist of the Year, John Mourat, Co-Pharmacist of the Year, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Point Pleasant, W. Va. (February 10, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy would like to announce the Pharmacists of the Year for 2013.
Special ‘Employee of the Year’ awards are given in four categories each year to Fruth Pharmacy employees: Technician of the Year, Manager of the Year, Pharmacist of the Year, and Associate of the Year. Employees were nominated by their peers and customers.
Lynne Fruth explained Fruth Pharmacy’s annual service awards, “We celebrate the loyalty of employees who have reached a landmark year in their career. We also recognize those who made a significant contribution to the success of the company and those whose kindness and compassion have made difficult days a little easier for our customers.”
Jeff Haffner and John Mourat, both pharmacists at Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells, W. Va were nominated and later awarded Pharmacist of the Year for 2013. Mr. Haffner and Mr. Mourat were two of 12 nominees for this year’s awards. This was the first time that there was a “tie” in votes for Pharmacist of the Year, and the situation was made more unique by both pharmacists working at the same location.
The following are excerpts from two customer nominations for Haffner and Mourat.
“…Jeff and John do a great job at answering any questions that I have and help give me what I need. They help keep me straight! They are a great team.”
“We have three children with significant special needs, and we drive 20 minutes out of our way to get our prescriptions at their pharmacy. The pharmacists are always willing to answer questions; they talk with our children’s doctors in Columbus and Pittsburgh and compound medications to specifically meet their unique needs. They try to work with our insurance to get uncommon medication that our children need covered. If they don’t have a prescription in stock, they will call other pharmacies to try and locate it. Most importantly they treat our children with the care and respect they deserve. They go more than the extra mile for us. Jeff and John both deserve this award.”
“It’s a great honor to share this award with Jeff. We have a good team,” Mourat commented during his acceptance speech at the awards.
Mourat has served Fruth Pharmacy for over 24 years and Haffner has served for over 18 years.

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Emily Graley of Huntington Nominated for 2013 Pharmacy Technician of the Year

Left to right: Tim Weber, Vice President of Pharmacy, Emily Graley, Nominee for Pharmacy Technician of the Year, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Left to right: Tim Weber, Vice President of Pharmacy, Emily Graley, Nominee for Pharmacy Technician of the Year, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

Point Pleasant, W. Va. (February 10, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy would like to announce Emily Graley as a 2013 Finalist for Pharmacy Technician of the Year.
Special ‘Employee of the Year’ awards are given in four categories each year to Fruth Pharmacy employees: Technician of the Year, Manager of the Year, Pharmacist of the Year, and Associate of the Year. Employees were nominated by their peers and customers.
Lynne Fruth explained Fruth Pharmacy’s annual service awards, “We celebrate the loyalty of employees who have reached a landmark year in their career. We also recognize those who made a significant contribution to the success of the company and those whose kindness and compassion have made difficult days a little easier for our customers.”
Emily Graley, an employee of Fruth Pharmacy in Huntington was nominated for Pharmacy Technician of the Year. Graley was one of 12 nominees out of 700 employees and one of three finalists.
Tim Weber, Vice President of Pharmacy, stated, “Emily did an excellent job and put in a lot of time in training nearly half the chain on a new pharmacy system. Pharmacists and techs have remarked Emily was available to them by phone after training. Her patience and her teaching ability deserve recognition.”
Graley has been an employee of Fruth Pharmacy for over 3 years.

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