Smith Drug Co. is transitioning from wholesaler to a complete provider for independent pharmacists.
By Tim O’Connor

At prescription and over-the-counter drug wholesaler Smith Drug Co. the focus is on not only supplying its customers, but truly understanding how it can improve the pharmacy business. The company values people who have seen the industry from its buyers’ perspectives. Many on the leadership team, including President Jeff Foreman Rph, previously worked as pharmacists and former apothecaries lead many of the company’s initiatives. “I think it provides a unique advantage because we all have been where our customers are,” Foreman explains.

Smith Drug Co. wants to wield its leaders’ pharmacy backgrounds to provide consulting on the back end and help its customers move their businesses forward. “It’s not just about providing drugs at a good price but helping them create success in this new world we’re in now,” Foreman says. “If done right, independent [pharmacists] can absolutely win in the marketplace. Our goal is to give them the tools and guidance to make that happen.”

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Offering a wide product selection in-store and online, Altmeyer's Bed, Bath & Home has grown to serve the greater Pittsburgh market and beyond.

By Eric Slack

Founded in 1941, Altmeyer's Bed, Bath & Home has come a long way from the first Altmeyer Home Store in New Kensington, Pa. Over time, the company has made itself a part of its communities, and today Altmeyer's Bed, Bath & Home includes 11 stores serving Pennsylvania residents.

“We’ve built a fairly strong presence in the sector and our business holds up against larger competitors,” President Robert Altmeyer says. “We offer a comfortable shopping experience for our customers.”


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Strong personal belief, as well as a philosophy of customer service and employee satisfaction, guide Carter’s Supermarket’s owners through competitive and other challenges.

By Jim Harris

Carter’s Supermarket’s owners know the company faces a significant challenge from big-box and other national retailers setting up shop in its home base in Livingston Parish in Louisiana. The stores’ dedication to customer service and the strong religious conviction of its owners, however, allow it to meet and rise above adversity.

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