Mercy Now Operating 22 Pharmacies in Dierbergs Markets Throughout St. Louis Metro

April 19, 2021

  • Mercy to add pharmacy in Dierbergs’ planned Lake Saint Louis store
  • Collaboration gives patients 34 Mercy retail pharmacies in Metro, 48 across Mercy’s four states

ST. LOUIS - Dierbergs Markets and Mercy have taken the next step in their collaboration to serve the people of the St. Louis area, marking the occasion with a symbolic blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dierbergs location in Manchester, Mo.

Dierbergs and Mercy completed their agreement for Mercy to acquire all 22 of Dierbergs’ traditional and specialty pharmacies and operate the pharmacies in their current locations under a long-term lease, effective today. With this expansion, Mercy now offers 34 retail pharmacies in the St. Louis region and 48 across Mercy’s four states.

Mercy also plans to develop a pharmacy in a new Dierbergs store under construction in the Shoppes of Hawk Ridge in Lake Saint Louis, slated to be open late in 2021.

“Adding the Dierbergs pharmacy locations to Mercy gives our patients more convenience for obtaining needed medicines,” said Stephen Mackin, executive vice president, Mercy and president, Mercy St. Louis Community. “With this new collaboration, our Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers—many located in the same shopping plazas as Dierbergs stores—and our rapid expansion of outpatient sites, we are bringing even more convenient health care services to where people live, work and shop throughout the Metro area.”

With the agreement completed, Mercy welcomes more than 150 Dierbergs pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy associates.

“Dierbergs sought to ensure the long-term future of the pharmacies while transitioning our pharmacy associates to a great employer. We are glad to accomplish both goals in collaboration with Mercy,” said Greg Dierberg, president and CEO of Dierbergs Markets. “Our customers will be in great hands with Mercy’s commitment to health, nutrition and wellness in the region.”

“In the last few months, it’s been great working with Dierbergs associates as we planned for this smooth transition,” Mackin said. “We look forward to collaborating to serve the St. Louis region.”

Leaders Gather for Blessing and Ribbon Cutting

Blessings happened at all 22 locations simultaneously before each pharmacy opened. Mercy leaders and Dierbergs family gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Manchester location.