F.C. Sturtevant, America's Oldest Family Owned Skin Care Manufacturer, Names Cardinal Health Exclusive National Distributor

JANUARY 07, 2015

In an effort to strengthen its longstanding relationships with independent pharmacies, The F.C. Sturtevant Company has announced that Cardinal Health Inc. has become its exclusive national wholesale distributor.

After carefully examining its national distribution network, the F.C. Sturtevant determined that having a single national wholesaler, one who is also focused on assisting independent pharmacies in all areas of business, is the best way for the company to move forward. Company President Steven Rosenfeld, when speaking of Cardinal Health, says, “We believe we have partnered with a national wholesaler that has a genuine interest in supporting the growth of independent pharmacies in America.”

“Customer service, superior products, product training and direct store support are the USP’s which help to distinguish our Columbia brand and the F.C. Sturtevant Company from our competition,” said Mr. Rosenfeld. “We seek to have trading partners who share similar philosophies and with whom we can build long term relationships based on our common goals.”

The Company has no plans to alter its current supply relationships with regional wholesalers who are currently active.

The F.C. Sturtevant Company has been supplying the Columbia brand to independent pharmacies since 1871. “We have many customers who have been selling our products for five and even six generations to their local communities” said Executive Vice President Lori Spector. “We strive to be a vital part of front end sales for these pharmacies and even more so as we expand our product line to offer a non-antibiotic first aid cream in February, as well as a line of specialty cleansing products starting with an antiseptic soap for treating athlete’s foot and urushiol related dermatitis.” The F.C. Sturtevant Company has a long history of offering its “best in class” first aid and skin care products to community pharmacies nationwide.

In an effort to avoid any disruption in access to Columbia brand products, the company is making special arrangements for any independent pharmacies in need of a new supplier. For immediate assistance please contact Ryan Sahn at the F.C. Sturtevant Company; r.sahn@columbiapowder.com. You may also reach Mr. Sahn at 914-337-5131.