HAMILTON - Fred’s Xpress Pharmacy in Hamilton will be re-opened as Express Rx.
Fred’s Xpress, located at 1360 Military Street South, should not be confused with Fred’s Pharmacy, which is owned by Cole Sandlin and located at 797 Military Street South.
Fred’s Xpress pharmacy technician Merdith Dudley Jones of Hamilton announced the development via Facebook on Friday, Sept. 27, saying that the local pharmacy location will be an Express Rx beginning Nov. 1. The store will continue operating under the “Fred’s Xpress” branding until then.
Fred’s, a Memphis, Tenn.-based discount merchandise retailer and pharmacy chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, Sept. 9, with the Securities and Exchange Commission and plans to close all of its stores and liquidate its assets.
Express Rx is a subsidiary of Cigna and is based in St. Louis, Mo.