The role of the community pharmacist has never been more important, as members of the public are increasingly relying on them for everyday health advice and treatment tips. Not surprisingly, many supermarket chains have chosen to provide in-store pharmacies, but there is still high demand for new, local retailers who can provide an empathetic and professional service.
Each day in the UK, 1.8 million people visit what the British used to call a 'chemist shop', which means that an average person will visit a pharmacy 14 times during each year. There are currently around 11,674 community pharmacies to choose from in England alone. As they do play such a vital role in healthcare these days, it's a great time to consider becoming self employed, with a pharmacy franchise.
Such is the importance of pharmacies that some of the biggest names in the sector are seeking new partnerships with people ambitious to open their own businesses. A pharmacy franchise arrangement means you can be your own boss, but are backed by the considerable buying power and respected branding of an established name.
The help can start with location and planning insights, and includes preferential costs for equipment, stock and training. It also extends through to technical support, including a vital website. Your franchise partner can also ensure professional accreditation and insurance are always are the right level.
Having this degree of support can be crucial in shielding new business starts ups from some of the complexities and pitfalls of opening a new pharmacy.
LloydsPharmacy’s parent company, Celesio, is growing its network with franchise deals. It offers Careway franchise packages, too. Numark is another major brand that supports independent pharmacy stores.
How do you get the right deal for you, to grow a healthy and well-supported business to match your aspirations? It all starts by contacting us for advice on pharmacy franchises.
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