Who We Are
Collier Drug Stores are family owned and operated independent pharmacies serving the Northwest Arkansas area. Now with 10 locations, our pharmacies are convenient and ready to serve the people of NWA. We have all the services and products (and more) that the other pharmacies have, but we strive to treat each patient like they are a member of our own family.
At Collier Drug Store, we place an emphasis on quality – quality service, quality products, and a quality overall experience. We value taking care of our patients, and often go out of our way to ensure that’s exactly what happens.
We make an effort to get to know our patients by name and to treat you like our own family. We care about our patients, because our patients are our neighbors, and Collier Drug has been taking care of its neighbors since 1917.
Collier Drug History
The Collier family began their tradition of serving Northwest Arkansas back in 1917 when M.M. Collier opened the Red Cross Drug Store on the downtown Fayetteville Square. In 1930, Morris G. Collier joined his father serving as a pharmacist.
In 1950, the family opened a second store on Dickson Street and named it Collier Drug Store. They continued to operate both pharmacies until 1955 when the Red Cross Drug Store was destroyed by a fire. The Dickson Street location later doubled in size when the store was expanded north into a building that was previously home to a lumber yard.
At the new location, Collier Drug was a modern pharmacy with an old-timey atmosphere that featured a soda fountain. When the doors opened on Dickson Street in 1950, they opened with the help of electricity. The only other building in Arkansas that had electric doors at the time was the state Capitol.
In the 1970s, Carl Collier and his brother, Morris H. Collier, started working as pharmacists alongside their father, Morris G. In 1973, the store became the fourth pharmacy in the United States to use a computer to keep track of prescriptions.
Today, you don’t have to go too far to find a Collier Drug location ready to serve you no matter where you live in Northwest Arkansas. Under the leadership of Carl’s son, Mel, Collier Drug has grown but still continues the tradition of service M.M. Collier began almost 100 years ago such as providing free delivery, charge accounts, and a passion for serving the people of Northwest Arkansas.
Thanks To Our Administrative Staff
The Collier staff will make you feel right at home with their friendly service and extensive knowledge. They’re dedicated to providing you with the best service possible right here in your hometown.