Kerr Drug

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Kerr Drug
Former typeDrug Store
FateMerged with Walgreens
Predecessor(s)Kerr Drug
Successor(s)Walgreens
FoundedRaleigh, NC,1951
Defunct2013
HeadquartersRaleigh, NC, USA
Number of locations19
Area servedRaleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC and Durham, NC
Key peopleBanks Kerr, founder of Kerr Drug
ProductsPremier
Owner(s)Walgreens
Websitewww.kerrdrug.com
 
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Kerr Drug
Former typeDrug Store
FateMerged with Walgreens
Predecessor(s)Kerr Drug
Successor(s)Walgreens
FoundedRaleigh, NC,1951
Defunct2013
HeadquartersRaleigh, NC, USA
Number of locations19
Area servedRaleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC and Durham, NC
Key peopleBanks Kerr, founder of Kerr Drug
ProductsPremier
Owner(s)Walgreens
Websitewww.kerrdrug.com

Kerr Drug was a American chain of 76 drug stores throughout North Carolina. Its headquarters were located in Raleigh, North Carolina. On September 10, 2013, Walgreens announced its purchase of Kerr.[1][2]

The company was founded in Raleigh by Banks Kerr in 1951. The chain was operating 97 stores when it was acquired in 1995 by JCPenney. In 1996, when JCPenney attempted to purchase Eckerd Drug, the FTC forced JCPenney to divest itself of 34 former Kerr Drug stores and 130 Rite Aid stores. These stores were ultimately purchased by a group led by former Thrift Drug executives who left the JCPenney organization following the Eckerd acquisition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walgreens buying Raleigh-based Kerr Drug". WRAL. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Walgreens furthers reach into North Carolina with acquisition of Kerr Drug". Drug Store News. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 

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