NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P), one of the nation’s first supermarkets operating more than 300 stores across six states, has signed a three-year agreement with Innovatix, LLC, a full service non-acute care group purchasing organization. Under the agreement, Innovatix will serve as A&P’s exclusive provider of specialty pharmacy services.
“We are pleased that A&P has joined our Specialty Pharmacy Management program,” states Innovatix President and CEO John P. Sganga. “Innovatix is confident that its experience collaborating with key stakeholders in the specialty market, together with its ability to manage complex purchasing data, will prove valuable as A&P grows its specialty pharmacy business.”
Through Innovatix Specialty Pharmacy Management, a turnkey and à la carte solution for retail pharmacies to seamlessly expand into the specialty market, A&P will receive access to specialty medications, as well as essential back office services including dispensing, data management, clinical and reimbursement support, patient financial assistance, and more. In addition, A&P will be able to access the extensive contract portfolio of total business solutions Innovatix shares with its national partner Premier, Inc.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Innovatix to provide comprehensive Specialty Medication service to our patients,” said Robin Page, Vice President of Pharmacy at A&P. “The expertise and resources that Innovatix offers will assist us with providing product as well as full medication therapy management support for our patients.”
About A&P: Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation's first supermarket chains. The company operates more than 300 stores in six states under the following trade names: A&P, Best Cellars, Food Basics, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh and Waldbaum's.
About Innovatix, LLC: Innovatix is a full-service group purchasing organization serving over 17,500 non-acute care facilities throughout the United States, including long-term care, specialty, and infusion pharmacies, as well as nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Innovatix is a joint venture between a subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, Inc. and a subsidiary of Premier, Inc. Innovatix is dedicated to maintaining and growing a contract portfolio that supports its members’ goals to reduce expenses and enhance the quality of services and care provided.