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Compañía CVS adquirirá la cadena de farmacias Navarro - DIARIO LAS AMERICAS
  July 14, 2014 – MIAMI – La empresa CVS anunció que comprará Navarro Discount Pharmacy, considerada una de las mayores cadenas de farmacias de propiedad de hispanos en Estados Unidos, con sede principal en Miami. De ser aprobada por las autoridades reguladoras, la operación incluye las 33 farmacias minoristas de Navarro y Navarro Health Services, una farmacia especializada que sirve a pacientes con enfermedades complejas y crónicas, informó CVS/pharmacy en un comunicado.
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CVS Caremark to Purchase Navarro Discount Pharmacy - CVS Caremark
  WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 14, 2014 – CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S. The transaction includes Navarro's 33 retail drugstore locations and Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving patients with complex or chronic diseases.
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Navarro's Vida Mia private label reaches milestone - Chain Drug Review
  March 11th, 2014 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy is continuing to see strong acceptance and sales growth of its Vida Mia private label, which is marking its two-year anniversary. Navarro said Tuesday that Vida Mia (My Life) — believed to be the nation's first brand targeting Hispanics across all product categories — has sold more than 7 million product units encompassing about 1,000 SKUs over the past two years. The Miami-area drug chain projects 4% sales growth for the brand annually for the next one to three years.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY CELEBRATES TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND SUCCESS OF VIDA MIA PRIVATE LABEL BRAND TARGETING HISPANICS - Wragg & Casas
  March 11th, 2014 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy,the largest Hispanic - owned drugstore chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare Partners portfolio company, is celebrating the two - year anniversary of its private label brand Vida Mia, the first brand in the U.S. targeting Hispanics across a variety of categories with bilingual product packaging and ingredients in English and Spanish. During the last two years, Vida Mia has sold more than seven million product units comprised of approximately 1,000 SKUs. Approximately 4% in sales growth is expected annually for the next 1 - 3 years..
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Navarro Discount Pharmacy's private-label brand celebrates two years - DSN Drug store news
  March 11th, 2014 – MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its private-label brand Vida Mia, which targets Hispanics across a variety of categories with bilingual product packaging and ingredients in English and Spanish. During the last two years, Vida Mia has sold more than 7 million product units comprised of approximately 1,000 SKUs. Approximately 4% in sales growth is expected annually for the next 1 to 3 years.
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Navarro celebrates two-year anniversary of Vida Mia brand - Private Lable Store Brands
  March 11th, 2014 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Miami-based, Hispanicowned drugstore chain and an MBF Healthcare Partners portfolio company, said it is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its Vida Mia brand, said to be the first brand in the United States targeting Hispanics across a variety of categories. Since its introduction, more than 7 million Vida Mia product units have sold, and the line comprises approximately 1,000 SKUs. Sales are expected to grow 4 percent annually for the next one to three years.
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Navarro introduces Rx compliance packaging system - Chain Drug Review
  December 13, 2013 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has implemented a compliance packaging program that organizes a patient's prescription drugs into individual packets with labels and full instructions. Navarro said Friday that it's the first South Florida drug chain to offer the packaging solution, called the EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System. Deployed by Navarro Health Services, a Navarro subsidiary, the program is powered by the Parata EZ Med Machine, purchased by the pharmacy chain for $500,000.
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Navarro Discount Pharmacy implements EZ Meds packaging system to boost Rx adherence - DSN Drug store news
  December 13, 2013 - MIAMI, Fla. — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 33 locations in Southern Florida, has introduced a compliance packaging program, EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System, that organizes a patient's prescription medications into individual packets with labels and instructions. "Lack of medication adherence has serious health implications and is the No. 1 reason why people become hospitalized. People taking medications face many challenges, such as consistent timing, interactions with food or other medicines taken and not understanding the need to take their medicine as prescribed," stated Albert Garcia, Navarro's EVP of pharmacy and president of Navarro Health Services. "Opportunities, such as EZ Meds, make it easier for people to adhere to their prescription regimens and keep track of their medications thus improving their quality of life and health outcomes."
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Navarro Disc Pharm Launches EZ Meds - Innovative Rx program - prlog
  December 13, 2013 - MIAMI -- Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanicowned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has introduced an innovative compliance packaging program called the EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System that organizes a patient's prescription medications into individual packets with labels and complete instructions. Navarro is the first pharmacy chain in South Florida to offer the unique prescription packaging system to its customers.
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NAVARRO HEALTH SERVICES' LAUNCHES EZ MEDS MEDICINE PACKAGING SYSTEM. - zimbio
  December 13, 2013 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has introduced an innovative compliance packaging program called the EZ Meds Medicine Packaging System that organizes a patient's prescription medications into individual packets with labels and complete instructions. Navarro is the first pharmacy chain in South Florida to offer the unique prescription packaging system to its customers.
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UNITEDHEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2013 MEDICATION ADHERENCE TIP® CHALLENGE.
  December, 2013 – MINNETONKA – Minn – UnitedHealthcare announced the winners of the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Medication Adherence Targeted Intervention Program (TIP®) Challenge benefitting the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation. The company presented a $100,000 donation to the foundation on behalf of the winning pharmacies at the 15th annual NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York City earlier this month.
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All Navarro Discount Pharmacies to Serve as Donation Centers for Read to Learn Books for Free Program.
  November, 2013 – MIAMI – Local pharmacy chain to collect children's books at all 32 locations beginning December 1.Navarro Discount Pharmacies is the latest corporate partner to join the Read To Learn Books For Free Initiative – a program developed by The Miami Children's Trust at The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College with the goal of having all children in Miami-Dade County reading at or above grade-level by third grade. Beginning December 1, 2013, all 32 Navarro pharmacies will have the recognizable green donation bins in-store, where anyone can drop off new or gently used children's books.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY RECOGNIZED BY OUTCOMESMTM FOR ITS COMMITMENT TO PATIENT THERAPY MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT HEALTH.
  November 18, 2013 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has been selected by OutcomesMTM as one of four pharmacies in the Southeast Region in October 2013 recognized for their commitment to patient therapy management and the health of their patients. "We are honored to receive this recognition which highlights our continued commitment to patient health, education and the individualized attention we provide our patients on a daily basis," said Albert Garcia, Executive Vice President of Pharmacy, Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY'S 33 STORES OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AS A FREE HEALTH CARE RESOURCE REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
  October 2, 2013 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, is open to the community as a free information resource regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and roll out. "Our continuing goal is to provide options to our customers and assist them in any way we can to make informed decisions," said Manuel Leon, Vice President, OTC Health Solutions.
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Navarro serves up health insurance resources. - Chain Drug Review
  October 2, 2013 – MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy is positioning itself as a free information resource for customers as they assess new health insurance options now available via the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The South Florida drug chain said Wednesday that a variety of health care companies are available at all of its 33 stores to explain insurance options, costs and other key information.
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Navarro offers information about ACA . - DSN Drug Store Review
  October 2, 2013 – MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy is reaching out as an information resource about the implementation and rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 33-store chain said Wednesday. Navarro, based in Miami and the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the country, said several healthcare companies would be available at its stores to explain insurance options, costs and other important information. The chain also will offer free health screenings like glucose testing, bloodpressure monitoring and others.
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Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, is open to the community as a free information resource regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and roll out. - PRLOG Press Release Distribution
  October 2, 2013 – "Our continuing goal is to provide options to our customers and assist them in any way we can to make informed decisions," said Manuel Leon, Vice President, OTC Health Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarro Discount Pharmacy. "As a community pharmacy, our customers already have strong relationships with our pharmacists, who are the logical choices to liaison with customers and insurance company representatives when health care questions arise." These efforts enhance Navarro's established commitment to health care in the community. Some of the new health insurance programs offered by providers may also offer OTC coverage to plan members.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY'S 33 STORES OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AS A FREE HEALTH CARE RESOURCE REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. - Zimbio
  October 2, 2013 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, is open to the community as a free information resource regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and roll out.
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COMMUNITY PHOTOS - Navarro-Free Health Care Resource re: ACA - The Miami Herald
  October 4, 2013 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., has opened to the community as a free information resource regarding the Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., has opened to the community as a free information resource regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and roll out. A variety of health care companies are available at all of Navarro's 33 store locations in Miami and Pembroke Pines to explain available insurance options, costs and other important information.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY HOLDS GRAND OPENING OF ITS 33RD STORE AT 3105 NW 7TH STREET, MIAMI 30 NEW FULL AND PART TIME JOBS CREATED.
  April 15, 2013– Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 33rd store at 3105 NW 7th Street in Miami. Approximately 30 new full and part time employees were created by the opening of the new store. "The new store meets consistent demand we are seeing in the City of Miami and is well positioned near Miami International Airport," said Juan Ortiz, President/CEO of Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY TEAMS UP WITH STOPCOLONCANCERNOW.COM TO INCREASE COLONOSCOPY SCREENINGS.
  March 8, 2013– Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has joined forces with national colon cancer awareness organization StopColonCancerNow.com to promote colon cancer screening during March. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Navarro and StopColonCancerNow.com will work together to educate consumers about the importance of colonoscopy for individuals who are at risk for colon cancer.
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Navarro Teams Up With StopColonCancerNow.com to Increase Colonoscopy Screenings Joint effort promotes cancer prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
  February 28, 2013– Miami-based pharmacy chain Navarro has joined forces with national colon cancer awareness organization StopColonCancerNow.com to promote colon cancer screening during March. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Navarro and StopColonCancerNow.com will work together to educate consumers about the importance of colonoscopy for individuals who are at risk for colon cancer.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY OPENS ITS 32ND STORE IN KENDALL AT 14055 SW 88TH STREET, MIAMI
  December 6, 2012– Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 32nd store at 14055 S.W. 88th Street in Kendall.
"The new store in West Kendall is well positioned in the Kendale Lakes Plaza among other discount brand retailers," said Juan Ortiz, President/CEO, Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY EXPANDS ADULT VACCINE OFFERINGS TO HELP PROTECT AGAINST SHINGLES AND PNEUMONIA NEW FLORIDA LEGISLATION ENABLES CERTIFIED PHARMACISTS TO ADMINISTER MORE ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS
  September 5, 2012– Due to new Florida regulations allowing certified pharmacists to administer a broader range of immunizations, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has expanded vaccine availability at all of its 31 locations in south Florida to include immunizations for both shingles and pneumonia (in addition to the flu vaccine).
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACYPHARMACY CONTINUES COMPLIANCE WITH ACHC ACCREDITATION - Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been Approved for Renewal Accreditation
  August 15, 2012– The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.(ACHC) is pleased to announce that Navarro Discount Pharmacy, has been approved for renewal accreditation meeting ACHC standards and criteria. Headquartered in Miami, FL, Navarro Discount Pharmacy now has 31 store locations and is the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain operating in the United States.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY WEBSITE LAUNCHES NAVARRO.COM IN SPANISH
  May 31, 2012– Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has added a Spanish language version to its website at www.Navarro.com. Visitors simply click on 'En Español' on the top of the home page to change the website language to Spanish.
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STORE BRANDS - PROGRESSIVE GROCER
 April 2012 – Palm Beach, Fla., the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) welcomed new members to its executive committee and its board of directors. Gregory D. Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreen Co., was elected NACDS board chairman, to succeed Robert D. Loeffler, chief administrative officer of H-E-B.
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Navarro has Great Expectations - CHAIN DRUG REVIEW
 April 23, 2012 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy is a small chain with big ideas. Besides starting a dramatic drug expansion, Navarro has entered into the arenas of e-commerce and pharmacy applications and rolled out bilingual Hispanic private label.
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Growing Hispanic consumer power increases need for outreach from retailers, suppliers - DRUG STORE REVIEWS
 April 19, 2012 – WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Hispanics represent one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States, so naturally, it would behoove retailers to pay heed to this growing trend
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Expanded Food, Beverage Mix Drive Customer Traffic - CHAIN DRUG REVIEW
 April 9, 2012 – The consumables category continues to be Bountiful for chain drug retailers.
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Navarro returns to one Florida community - CHAIN DRUG REVIEW
  April 8, 2012 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 31st store.
Located in the Florida community of Pembroke Pines, the outlet "is just what the doctor ordered for the Hispanic community in Broward County," stated Juan Ortiz, chief executive officer of Navarro, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the country.
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Health, beauty benefits come together in skin care- CHAIN DRUG REVIEW
  March 26, 2012 – One of the most broadly encompassing categories in chain drug retailing, skin care continues to evolve. Although it was once dominated by therapeutic items, a renewed emphasis on the beauty side of the category is now propelling sales in drug stores across North America.
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Navarro Discount Pharmacy celebrates opening of 31st store - DRUG STORE NEWS
  March 15, 2012 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has announced the opening of its 31st store in Pembroke Pines in the Westfork Plaza. Navarro's had a previous store in Pembroke Pines from 2000 to 2009. The new store is part of Navarro's three-year, 22-store expansion strategy throughout Florida.
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NAVARRO DISCOUNT PHARMACY OPENS ITS 31ST STORE IN PEMBROKE PINES
  March 15, 2012 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 31st store at 15825 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines in the Westfork Plaza. "The new Pembroke Pines store is just what the doctor ordered for the Hispanic community in Broward County", said Juan Ortiz, CEO, Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
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Navarro's 31st store opens doors in Broward County - CHAIN DRUG REVIEW
  March 15, 2012 – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 31st store, located in Pembroke Pines, FL. The South Florida chain, the nation's largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer, said Thursday that the Pembroke Pines store is part of its three-year, 22-store expansion strategy throughout the state. In early December, Navarro announced the opening of its 30th drug store, in Homestead, Fla.
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After devastating fire, Navarro Pharmacy in Little Havana reopens - THE MIAMI HERALD
  March 13, 2012 – On Valentine's Day, the popular Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Little Havana looked like a disaster zone. Amid all the smoke and water that hectic morning, a firefighter plunged through the roof and was carted away with a serious back injury. Now, after about a month of repairs, it's back to business for the store at 1243 SW Eighth St.
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Navarro Pharmacy fire in Little Havana sends firefighter to hospital - THE MIAMI HERALD
  February 15, 2012 – A major fire at a historic Navarro Pharmacy in Little Havana sent a Miami firefighter to the hospital Tuesday morning and heavily damaged the popular store, according to the Miami Fire Department. Injured was Capt. Ray Pampin, 48, who following the blaze was on the store's rooftop checking for hot spots and fell through into the structure at 1243 SW Eighth St.
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Bombero lesionado en incendio - EL NUEVO HERALD
  February 15, 2012 – Un capitán del Departamento de Bomberos de Miami se fracturó la columna vertebral el martes al caer de un segundo piso después de sofocar un incendio en una farmacia Navarro en La Pequeña Habana. Ray Pampin, de 47 años, fue hospitalizado brevemente y se recupera en su casa, dijo el teniente Ignatius Carroll, portavoz de los bomberos de Miami.
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Regional Chain Report 2012 - DRUG STORE NEWS
  January 30, 2012 – Even as the big get bigger, it appears the industry's top regional chains continue to grow in relevance and importance in the markets they dominate. In this section, DSN profiles the top 25 regional pharmacy chains in food, drug and mass, with a special focus on what makes each one unique.
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GE Capital provides $65 Million Asset-Based Credit Facility to Navarro Discount Pharmacy
  January 9, 2012 – GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance today announced it is administrative agent and sole lender on a $65 million asset-based credit facility for Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company. The financing will be used to refinance debt and for general corporate purposes.
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