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By Sara Martino

     "I am happy to see the camaraderie in the RXD store. Seeing generations of customers, grandparents, parents and off-spring coming in to shop is a welcome rewarding occasion," said Kevin Milner, a Vice President of the family oriented retail pharmacy.

     . Al, the pharmacist, is happy to professionally serve 025_25 the residents and does accommodate the concerns of the customers regarding their medicine. The Pharmacy Department can call the Doctor's office if customers need assistance with their prescriptions. The wait time for the prescriptions is only a short period and free local delivery of the filled prescriptions is available. Kevin and his sister are also pharmacists and work in the store as needed. Several of the RXD employees are Gloucester City residents.

     Due to the demographics of Gloucester City many residents can walk to the RXD and some customers can arrive in their wheelchairs, parking them safely outside. RXD accepts Medicaid, Medicare and about 99% of all insurance coverage.   Diabetic supplies and an extensive vitamin section are always well stocked... RXD can supply wheelchairs, canes, walkers and other durable medical equipment. If the items are not in the store, they can be ordered for the customers.

     The difference between RXD and the bigger drugstore chains is that the RXD is more like an extensive "Mom and Pop" store, having a good relationship with the community. In addition to the important medicinal services, the store is a "Seasonal Superstore".  There were many St. Patrick's Day decorations and novelties purchased by the residents. Easter baskets filled with goodies are lined up on a display table in the front of the store and are for sale. Customers can purchase and fill their own baskets for a special price. RXD is an authorized center for the sale of Webkinz, a shaggy plush 028_28 adopt-a-pet collection that is a favorite of young and old. Other toys, stationary items, milk, ice cream and some clothing, including diabetic socks, and more are all for sale in the store. The Pepsi Company in Pennsauken sends plenty of three liter bottles of Pepsi to the store. Many customers take advantage of the sale of the favorite economical size.

       Customers may pay their utility bills, purchase money orders, and send money-grams to recipients here and abroad. No need to go to Western Union.  Lottery tickets and instant rub-offs can be purchased at the store. In-store sales and specials are promoted and RXD accepts manufacturer's coupons. Also, as a member of the UEZ program, the sales tax on purchases is only 3 1/2 %.

     An UEZ application is in the process of being approved for an architectural grant allowing for the improvement of the store façade. Kevin said he is looking forward to the RXD being a recipient of the grant and is excited about Gloucester City's plans for the waterfront area .He feels that the idea of the King Street improvements and an Irish Village will bring in a lot of visitors to the city.

     RXD is headquartered in Collingswood, NJ and has stores throughout Camden County and Pennsylvania. Gloucester City's store is located at 525 Monmouth Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm and closed on Sunday. For information, please call 856-456-2761.

Related: Buy Local/UEZ