AAP is more than just a buying group.
We are a cooperative.
Why does that matter?
A "cooperative" is a legal entity that is organized for the purpose of conducting business on a cooperative plan and is composed of members and a board of directors. Being part of a member-owned cooperative means being a part of group larger than yourself. Support, collaboration, trust. It's a family! We strive to foster this sense of community with our Members and are there for you when you need us most.
Members are AAP’s stakeholders in how the business is owned and operated. Part of being a Member is the ability to decide on the direction of the co-op by voting on a board of directors, with nominations held once per year.
The AAP Difference
Being an AAP Member in our large co-op comprised of more than 2,000 independent pharmacies also means you're granted other benefits you would not otherwise receive without a cooperative, such as:
“The best thing I could have done was join AAP and cut the cost of my inventory. I believe it is the sole reason I am still in business today and will be a member as long as my doors are open.”
- Dan Reif
The Medicine Shoppe 0188 (owner and PIC)