In 1940 José Navarro, Sr. founded Navarro Discount Pharmacies in Havana, Cuba.
Following radical political change in Cuba, Mr. Navarro, opened a pharmacy on S.W. 8th Street and 13th Avenue, in what would become the heart of Miami's Little Havana sector.
The company continued to expand, eventually growing to 28 stores in Miami-Dade. Navarro holds a 17% market share in South Florida with annual sales in excess of $320 million, making the company one of the most profitable performers on a sales-per-square foot basis. Further expansion plans are firmly in place with new stores projected to open each year.
In order to fuel expansion, in 2007 Navarro Discount Pharmacies partnered with MBF Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm. This partnership has positioned Navarro to expand its presence in the market and achieve its vision of becoming the first choice pharmacy and discount drug chain for families in each community we serve.
Navarro Wholesale and Export
At Navarro Wholesale and Export our goal is to provide our customers with the latest products at the most competitive pricing. We own and operate 300,00 square foot facility in Medley, Florida that is stocked with over 30,000 different SKU's of both national and privet label brands. We also carry over 1, 600 SKU's of our very successful Premier Value (PV) Brand. The PV Brand is known for its quality and competitive prices.
About Our Stores
Navarro stores range in size between 9,000 to 32,000 square feet, with the ideal store size now around 20,000 square feet. In addition to a professionally staffed pharmacy and a wide range of goods – from personal care to household products and even electronics – Navarro also facilitates services in categories such as in-store and digital online photo processing, and cell phones from four major service providers.
Navarro's elegant fragrance counter features an extensive assortment of designer fragrances with up to 70% off suggested retail prices. The cosmetics and beauty aid departments are stocked with the latest products and name brands.
Navarro also carries refrigerated groceries, canned food, beer and a fine selection of wines, making our stores a convenient one-stop-shop for all our customers' needs.
About Our Pharmacy Department
Navarro is the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the United States and is a member of the Chain Drug Consortium (CDC), a national affiliation of regional pharmacies with over 1000 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Membership in the CDC allows Navarro to achieve economies of scale and efficiency in purchasing transactions and negotiations with vendors.
In the Community
Navarro is proud of its deep roots in the South Florida community and is committed to making it a healthy place to raise families.