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C&C Discount changes ownership

Royce and Susan Duffett purchased C&C Discount Drug Jan. 1 from Everett and Patricia Thompson. They are pictured with the staff of C&C Discounty Pharmacy. Front row (from left) are  Susan Duffett, Tammy Clark and Wendy Shank. Second row (from left)  Everett Thompson, Patricia Thompson, Debbie Foster, Nancy Gant and  Kim Silvey.  Third row (from left) Robin Stith, Cherith Weir, Naomi Trout, Amanda Guy, Rhonda Benton, Ryan Nelson and Royce Duffett.  Back row (from left) Megan Minton and Mary Thompson. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

Royce and Susan Duffett purchased C&C Discount Drug Jan. 1 from Everett and Patricia Thompson. They are pictured with the staff of C&C Discounty Pharmacy. Front row (from left) are Susan Duffett, Tammy Clark and Wendy Shank. Second row (from left) Everett Thompson, Patricia Thompson, Debbie Foster, Nancy Gant and Kim Silvey. Third row (from left) Robin Stith, Cherith Weir, Naomi Trout, Amanda Guy, Rhonda Benton, Ryan Nelson and Royce Duffett. Back row (from left) Megan Minton and Mary Thompson. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

New owners, C&C pharmacist Susan Duffett and husband Royce, purchased family business Jan. 1

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News

A longtime Richmond family business was sold Jan. 1, but don’t expect any extreme changes.

Everett and Patricia Thompson handed the reins of their pharmacy, C&C Discount Drug, to C&C pharmacist Susan Duffett and husband Royce.

The Everetts bought out partners for sole ownership of C&C in 1981. In the early 1990s, the couple purchased the former NAPA auto parts store at its current location, 401 Wollard Blvd.

“We started at dead zero – to this. Now, new blood will take it to a higher level,” said Everett Thompson. The couple, both pharmacists, employed one to two pharmacy techs at the beginning. Susan Duffett joined C&C in 2006 to help with the growing business. The store now has four pharmacists and 16 pharmacy technicians and other staff. The sale of the pharmacy came at the right time for both parties, Susan Duffett said.

“It was a mutual thing. Everett was getting ready for retirement and we were wanting to do something more.”

“We have loved working here. We have loved this community. We’ll miss the patient contact, but think it’s the right time,” Patricia Thompson said.

The Duffetts and Thompsons emphasized customer care – including counseling and help with Medicare – as a top priority.

 

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