CLEVELAND, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to deliver upon its
commitment to improving the health and wellness of its customers,
supermarket retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. today announced that effective this
Thursday, November 8, 2007, the company will expand its popular $4 generic
prescription medication program drugs to a total of more than 400.
The program makes commonly prescribed dosages, of up to a 30-day
supply, of participating generic drugs available to Giant Eagle Pharmacy
customers for only $4. The company originally launched its $4 drug program
in late 2006 with more than 300 drugs included. To date, the program has
proven extremely successful, with tens of thousands of Giant Eagle pharmacy
customers benefiting from the program.
"The expansion of Giant Eagle's program to include 400 drugs for $4 is
the largest of its kind by a major retailer," said Vice President of
Pharmacy Randy Heiser. "The generic medications included here are popular
drugs that will help our customers, particularly senior citizens and those
with families, live a healthy lifestyle."
The Giant Eagle $4 generic prescription medication program is an
extension the company's ongoing focus to take costs out of its internal
operations and to invest those savings into lower everyday prices for
customers. The company originally launched its $4 generics program in late
2006 with more than 300 drugs included. To date the program has proven
extremely successful, with thousands of Giant Eagle pharmacy customers
benefiting from the program.
"The Giant Eagle generic drug program allows us to help our customers
fight the rising costs associated with healthcare," Heiser added. "The
program's expansion, coupled with a major price reduction on hundreds of
drug store items in our health and beauty care aisles, ensures that we
continue to deliver the best overall value to our customers."
About Giant Eagle
Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 32 on Forbes magazine's largest private
corporations list and recipient of Grocery Headquarters' 2007 Retailer of
the Year Award and the EPA's ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year Award,
is one of the nation's largest food retailers and food distributors with
approximately $7.1 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle,
Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with
158 corporate and 65 independently owned and operated supermarkets in
addition to more than 130 fuel and convenience stores throughout western
Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.
SOURCE Giant Eagle, Inc.