THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Sainsbury's pharmacy teams welcomed by Celesio

Some 281 Sainsbury’s pharmacies have now become LloydsPharmacy branches as part of the transaction agreed last year between Sainsbury’s and LloydsPharmacy owner Celesio UK.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Sainsbury's pharmacy teams welcomed by Celesio

Overnight on 31 August, 277 in-store pharmacies received new counter and shelf edge point of sale materials and staff were given a new uniform and name badges. Four hospital pharmacies have also been transferred as part of the transaction.

In total 2500 Sainsbury’s staff have transferred to LloydsPharmacy.

All 277 Sainsbury’s pharmacies have been linked to a ‘buddy’ LloydsPharmacy store which will provide operational support. Each store will also be supported by an area manager and an integration coach.

While new pharmacy bags and labels have been introduced, the rebranding of the pharmacies will be a gradual process over an eight month period.

LloydsPharmacy managing director Cormac Tobin said: “I’m delighted that today we can officially welcome our new colleagues from Sainsbury’s as they become part of the Celesio UK family of businesses and make a wonderful addition to our LloydsPharmacy retail network of stores.

“Sainsbury’s is a fantastic fit for us, we share similar values and aspirations and we are both passionate about excellent customer service and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Together we will create even greater opportunities and give our customers and patients compelling reasons to come back to us time and time again.”

With the addition of Sainsbury’s pharmacies, there are now around 1800 LloydsPharmacy branches employing more than 19,000 people.

 

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

Retail Human Resources Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Summit 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
20 September 2018
6th Floor 1, St. Martin's Le Grand London, EC1A 4AS
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing