PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec.18, 2009): The Apothecary Shops, the nation's foremost chain of independent full- service pharmacies, did not slow down in 2009 and doesn't plan to put the hiring brakes on in 2010 either. The company, which added 29 new positions in 2009 including executives, pharmacists, technicians and support staff, an increase of 17.4%, expects to fill at least 30 new jobs to start the second decade of the 21st century. The Apothecary Shops has 180 employees, 150 in Arizona.

“We’re growing and we’re growing fast,” said The Apothecary Shops’ President Keith Cook, who was hired in October. “As the company moves aggressively to expand our operations, we’re looking for qualified employees to get us where we need to be.”

With $115 million in projected revenues for 2009, an increase from $82 million in 2008, the company has current openings for Director of Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Call Center Manager, Call Center:
Specialty Care Coordinator for Fertility and Oncology, Training Administrator, 3rd Party Contracts Administrator, Marketing Coordinator and IT Help Desk Specialist.

The Apothecary Shops operates 16 free-standing pharmacies in Arizona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Columbus, Ohio with additional locations to be announced soon. Apothecary Shops pharmacies are accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board.

In addition, during 2009 the company completed construction of a 5,000 square foot clean room and opened a new NEED SQUARE FOOTAGE state-of-the-art mail-order fulfillment center to meet the company’s growing nationwide demand for pharmaceuticals in 10 specialty areas.

For more information about The Apothecary Shop, visit www.theapothecaryshop.com.

About The Apothecary Shops

The Apothecary Shops is the foremost chain of independent full-service pharmacies with specialties in veterinary medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, fertility, infectious disease, pain management, women’s health, transplant, compounding and sports health. A National Specialty Pharmacy, The Apothecary Shops has provided individualized care and support to patients since 1996. The clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The Apothecary Shops offer a nationwide specialty mail-order service to complement 14 physical practices. For more information, visit www.theapothecaryshop.com.