WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacies and Mast Pharmacies on Monday announced the completed acquisition of all Mast-owned pharmacies to Ritzman Pharmacies.
The Mast pharmacies previously operated under the name of Wooster Rx in Wooster, Ohio, and Mast Pharmacy in Berlin, Millersburg, Shreve and Sugarcreek, Ohio, but will be converted to Ritzman banners, the companies stated.
"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," Rod Mast, owner of Mast Pharmacy, stated.
"Mast and Ritzman are both locally owned businesses that share the same values, which makes this collaboration a natural fit," Eric Graf, Ritzman Pharmacies CEO, said.
Mast indicated that ongoing changes in government regulations for pharmacies will require a greater need for administrative support to manage and assure compliance — Ritzman Pharmacies has the structure and personnel in place to handle new regulations.
Mast will remain active in a consultative role with Ritzman Pharmacies, the companies noted.