Fruth History Timeline

Jack Edward Fruth is born.
03 June, 1928
Jack Fruth is born
Jack graduates from Breenbriar Military Academy in 1946.
1946
Jack graduates from Greenbriar Military Academy
Jack attends Duke University
01 January, 1946
1948
Jack transfers to Ohio State University
Jack has his first date with Frances "Babs" Rhodes
January, 1949
Jack has his first date with Frances
01 January, 1950
Jack has second date with Frances "Babs" Rhodes
Jack and "Babs" Fruth are married
30 December, 1950
June, 1951
Jack graduates from Ohio State University School of Pharmacy
Jack and Babs' first son, Michael Edward Fruth, is born
07 August, 1952
First Fruth Pharmacy opens at 2119 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV on November 1, 1952.
01 November, 1952
First Fruth Pharmacy opens at 2119 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV
Jack and Babs' first daughter, Joan Elizabeth Fruth, is born
05 September, 1953
28 May, 1957
Daughter Carol Rhodes Fruth is born
Daughter Lynne Morrow Fruth is born
10 June, 1958
Fruth #1 relocated to new building at 2501 Jackson Ave., Point Pleasant, WV in 1960.
1960
Fruth #1 relocated to new building at 2501 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV
Son John Rothgeb Fruth is born
06 January, 1960
1963
Opening of City Pharmacy on Main Street in Point Pleasant, formerly Corrick Drug
City Pharmacy and other downtown businesses destroyed by fire
1969
City Pharmacy and other downtown businesses destroyed by fire in 1969.
May, 1974
Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #02 in Huntington, WV in partnership with R. Geary Spencer and Spencer's White Cross Pharmacy
Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #03 in Gallipolis, OH in State Route 160 with pharmacist Don Pullin
January, 1976
January. 1979
Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #04 in Wellston, OH with pharmacist Mike Fruth
Store #05 opens in Milton WV with pharmacist Charles "Laddie" Burdette
January, 1982
1983
Store #06 opens in Middleport, OH
Store #07 opens in Nitro, WV
1984
1984
Store #08 opens in Proctorville, OH
Store #09 opens in Athens, OH
1986
1987
Store #10 opens in Hurricane, WV
Corporate Office & Warehouse opens in Point Pleasant, WV
1987
1988
Store #11 opens in Huntington, WV on Camden Road
Store #12 opens in Huntington, WV on Roby Road
1988
1989
Store #13 opens in Winfield, WV
Store #14 opens in Charleston, WV
16 February, 1990
16 February, 1991
Store #15 opens in Belbre, OH
Store #16 opens in Waverly, OH
1992
Store #16 opens in Waverly, OH in 1992.
1993
Store #17 opens in Mineral Wells, WV
Store #18 opens in Spencer, WV
1994
1996
Store #19 opens in Ripley, WV
Corporate offices and warehouse fire
01 January, 1996
1996
Store #20 opens in Eleanor, WV
Corporate Office and Warehouse rebuilt and expanded
1997
1997
Store #21 opens in Gallipolis, OH on Second Ave.
Jack Fruth receives Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award
1999
Jack Fruth receives Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1999.
1999
Jack Fruth receives Distinguished West Virginian Award
Jack Fruth receives Marshall University College of Business Hall of Fame Award
2000
2000
Store #22 opens in Nelsonville, OH
Store #23 opens in Scott Depot, WV
2005
Jack Fruth completes earthly journey on July 19, 2005.
19 July, 2005
Jack Fruth completes earthly journey
Store #24 opens in Cross Lanes, WV
November, 2005
Store #24 opens in Cross Lanes, WV in November of 2005.
2006
Store #25, Fruth Express, opens in Charleston, WV on Lee Street
Lynne Fruth becomes President of Fruth Pharmacy
2010
2012
Lynne Fruth receives Marshall University College of Business Hall of Fame. Lynne & Jack Fruth were the first father & daughter receipients of this award.
Grand Opening Store #26 in Ironton, OH
November, 2012
Grand Opening Store #26 in Ironton, OH in November of 2012.
29 April, 2013
Grand Opening Store #27 in Ironton, OH - Fruth takes over former Staley's Pharmacy location
PVH opns clinic inside Fruth Pharmacy in Point Pleasant
01 January, 2015
April, 2015
Lynne Fruth awarded Herald-Dispatch 2014 Business Innovator of the Year
Fruth #27 will not reopen due to safety concerns after Ironton downtown fire
May, 2015
June, 2015
Fruth Pharmacy opens West Virginia's first Central Fill facility in Nitro, WV
Fruth opens up pharmacy locations inside FoodFair in Pomeroy, OH and Grayson, KY. First location in KY now open
August, 2015
Fruth opens up pharmacy locations inside FoodFair in Pomeroy, Ohio and Grayson, KY. First location in KY now open in August of 2015.
16 November, 2015
Fruth opens pharmacy inside of Prestera Center in Charleston
Second PVH clinic location inside of Fruth Pharmacy in Pomeroy officially opens
04 December, 2015
Fruth Pharmacy opens up location inside FoodFair in Barboursville, WV - bringing current pharmacy count to 30 locations in January of 2016.
January, 2016
Fruth Pharmacy opens up location inside FoodFair in Varboursville, WV - bringing current pharmacy count to 30 locations
Lynne Fruth wins CDMA's Jack Fruth Lifetime Achievement Award
03 February, 2016