Pharmacy closes, leaving one business to supply the need

Fred's Pharmacy in Piggott closing permanently

PIGGOTT, Ark. (KAIT) - Residents of one Region 8 town have fewer options when it comes to filling their prescriptions.

Fred’s Incorporated has closed their doors all across Arkansas. In Piggott, their store closed a while ago, but their pharmacy remained open.

Last week, the drug store closed for good, leaving just one store in town to supply everyone’s needs.

Shannon Haywood owns Piggot Pharmacy. Since Fred’s shut its doors, she’s seen more people come through her doors.

“Everyone’s just appreciative that there’s going to be someone here to take care of their needs,” she said. “Day in and day out, we’re going to see them and we’re going to be able to take care of them.”

Even though some faces are new to the store, Haywood says they’re all welcome.

“My customers are my family,” she says. “We will love on them and take care of them, just like they’re one of our family members and you’ll be greeted 50 times by the time you leave here.”

Before Fred’s closed, it sent customers’ prescription orders, dating as far back as two years, to Piggott Pharmacy.

Haywood says she’s heard of other pharmacies coming and welcomes all businesses to town.

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