Hook's Drug Stores

Hook's Drug Stores
Hook's Drug Stores was an Indianapolis, Indiana-based drug store chain which was founded in 1900 by John A. Hook. The chain flourished throughout central Indiana for most of the 20th-century. In 1985, Kroger outbid Rite Aid for the Hook's chain, and combined it with its own SupeRx chain to become Hook’s-SupeRx. Later, Hook's was acquired by Revco in 1994.[1] Revco was subsequently acquired by CVS in 1997. Many former Hook's locations are now CVS Pharmacies.



Before Hooks-SupeRx was sold to Revco, its stores traded under three different names - Hook's Drug and SupeRx in the Midwest and Brooks Pharmacy in New England. Hook's Drug and SupeRx merged in 1985 with Kroger's purchase of the company to form Hooks-SupeRx. Hooks-SupeRx acquired the Brooks chain in 1987. Until 2007, Brooks was the only former Hook's brand which lived on, as a division of the Canadian-based Jean Coutu Group. Rite Aid bought the Brooks chain from Jean Coutu in 2007, and will eliminate the Brooks name.

A restored 19th-century Hook's drug store stands at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and is a popular attraction at the annual Indiana State Fair. It was originally built in 1849 and has been restored with authentic 19th century cabinets.[2]

Hook's Apothecary

In 2000, the great-grandchildren of John A. Hook opened Hook's Apothecary in Evansville, Indiana. The store specializes in compounding prescriptions. It has no corporate ties to CVS.

Hook's Oxygen and Medical Equipment

After Hook's was sold to Revco, the Oxygen and Medical Equipment stores continued under the Hook's name in many of the same locations as before. It is now a subsidiary of Rotech Medical Corporation[3]

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The State of Indiana

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The Kroger Co.

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Founded 1883
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Rite Aid Corporation

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Founded 1962 - as Thrif D Discount
1968 - Public, as Rite Aid Corp
Headquarters Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Key people Mary Sammons, Chairman, President & CEO
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Revco Discount Drug Stores (known simply as Revco or Revco, D.S.), once based in Twinsburg, Ohio, was a major drug store chain operating through the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the Southeastern United States.
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CVS Caremark Corporation

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Founded 1963
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Products Retail - Pharmacy, Prescription Benefit Management
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Operating income $2.4416 billion USD (2006)
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Brooks Pharmacy

Pharmacy; Subsidiary of Rite Aid
Founded 1932
Headquarters Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Key people Mary Sammons, President and CEO
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The Kroger Co.

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Founded 1883
Headquarters Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Key people David Dillon, CEO & Chairman
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Indiana State Fair is held in Indianapolis, the state capital, usually in August. It is one of the largest state fairs. In 2004, a record 900,000 people attended the fair. Attendance dropped to approximately 810,000 the next year (2005} due to less-than-ideal weather conditions.
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Revco Discount Drug Stores (known simply as Revco or Revco, D.S.), once based in Twinsburg, Ohio, was a major drug store chain operating through the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the Southeastern United States.
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