Wadsworth, Ohio-based Ritzman Pharmacies Inc. and Mast Pharmacies announced today a letter of intent to explore a potential business partnership in which Ritzman would own and operate all Mast Pharmacies. At the center of these negotiations is the mutual commitment to continue providing Mast Pharmacy customers with the service they have come to expect.
“For 33 years, Mast Pharmacies has strived to always put the customer first. We are looking for this merger to provide the best for Mast customers and staff, continuing our tradition of customer service. I am confident that Ritzman will provide this,” states Rod Mast, owner of Mast Pharmacy. Eric Graf, CEO and co-owner of Ritzman Pharmacies adds, "Mast and Ritzman are both locally owned businesses that share the same values, which makes this collaboration a natural fit."
Mast Pharmacies operates five full-service pharmacies in Sugarcreek, Berlin, Millersburg, Shreve and Wooster. The first Mast pharmacy began taking care of customers in 1981. They are known for outstanding customer service, fair prices and the belief in supporting their communities. For more information visit, www.mastpharmacy.com.
Ritzman operates 20 full-service pharmacies, including 11 pharmacies located within Buehler’s Fresh Foods Markets. Ritzman also operates a specialty packaging pharmacy and a home infusion pharmacy. Ritzman is known for their customer service beyond the commonplace, as well as their commitment to supporting the communities they serve. Ritzman also specializes in Ritzman brand supplements, a complete line of high quality supplements, in addition to carrying both traditional, over-the-counter products, and natural health products. For more information, visit www.ritzmanrx.com.