Tagged: usa drug

Lakewood Village Ready To Debut New Tenants

by Gwen Moritz 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Lakewood Village is bouncing back nicely from the one-two blow of losing two of its major tenants. In place of USA Drug, which closed in the fall of 2012 after the chain was sold to Walgreen Co., two retailers new to North Little Rock are set to open in the next few weeks: Ulta Beauty and Dress Barn.

Pulaski County Judge Griffen Finds U.S. Attorney's Office in Contempt

by Gwen Moritz 11/1/2013 03:51 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Friday found that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock was in contempt of court for failing to pay three private defense attorneys the fees he had ordered more than a year ago.

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen Commands Federal Prosecutors to Explain Failure to Pay Sanctions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2013 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has imposed sanctions on federal prosecutors in the criminal case against former USA Drug executive Garret Sorensen and ordered the government to pay $12,700 to the attorneys who represented Sorensen and his wife and sister-in-law, who were originally charged with him.

Former USA Drug Head Steve LaFrance Sr. Dies

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2013 12:07 pm

Steve LaFrance Sr., who last year sold his USA Drug pharmacy chain to Walgreen's for $438 million, has died at his home in Pine Bluff, according to Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.

Remedy Drug Opens in LR To Fill Local Void Left Behind By USA Drug

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2013 12:00 am

Another independent pharmacy is surfacing in the wake of last year's USA Drug chain sale to Walgreens.

The Biggest Deals of 2012: Mergers, Acquisitions in Arkansas Make for a Busy Year

by Jan Cottingham 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Deal-making activity in Arkansas picked up in 2012 over 2011 levels, with the number of mergers and acquisitions believed to be valued at $9 million or more rising to 80 last year compared with 70 the year before.

Walgreen Crunches Numbers from USA Drug Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

According to Walgreen Co.'s earnings report for its fiscal first quarter, which ended Nov. 30, buying USA Drug from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. cost Walgreen's $416 million.

Update: Walgreen Closing Three More USA Drug Stores

by Mark Friedman 1/15/2013 09:45 am

Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, Ill., closed a USA Drug store in Benton on Thursday and two more stores in Pine Bluff will close in February.

The Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2012: Making History

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

The Razorbacks' awful year. Wal-Mart under scrutiny. The GOP takes control. Dillard's, Murphy and growing banks. Arkansas Business takes its annual look at the most important business stories in Arkansas that took place during 2012.

L&R Distributors Buys LaFrance's SAJ Distributors from Walgreen

by Lance Turner 11/28/2012 11:46 am

L&R Distributors Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., says it is buying the assets of SAJ Distributors, formerly owned by Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings, from Walgreen Co.