The First Circle's mix of quasi-historical narrative, lyrical prose, and moral quandaries resonated deeply with a Western audience in the late 1960s and 1970s, and for many, the Marfino
sharashka--based in a suburb northeast of Moscow where inmates developed spy equipment for the state security agency--remains the point of reference for popular conceptions, especially within Russia, of the specialist prison phenomenon.
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Reflecting on the company's 50th anniversary in 2004, Frank Marfino
, who has been with the retailer for 23 years and its president and chief executive officer since 1995, described the initial Scotch Plains, N.J., store from which the chain sprang as a "very small, classic independent pharmacy."
If it is successful, Community Distributors president and chief executive officer Frank Marfino
plans to extend the format chainwide.
"I am very proud that we have been able to succeed in the face of such stiff competition," says Frank Marfino
, president and chief executive officer of parent company Community Distributors Inc., which also operates stores under the Cost Cutters banner.
Community Distributors Inc., operator of Drug Fair of NJ and Cost Cutters units, had stellar results with nonprescription Claritin, according to president and chief executive officer Frank Marfino
And in the near future pharmacy automation could help the chain cope with the erosion of third-party prescription margins, says president and chief executive officer Frank Marfino
The skin care and tooth whitener segments stood out, notes president and chief executive officer Frank Marfino
, as baby boomers in the chain's New Jersey operating area continued to try to retain their youthful appearance.
The pharmacy department contributes 42 cents of every sales dollar rung up at the chain, and pharmacy volume was up 18% last year, reports Frank Marfino
, the company's president and chief executive officer.
It plans to launch at least three Drug Fairs this year -- and possibly as many as five, if the right locations can be found, according to president and chief executive officer Frank Marfino