Pharmacy Alliance aiming for 1000 members


George Tambassis and Simon Reynolds
Guild President George Tambassis with Simon Reynolds.

Pharmacy Alliance has now welcomed a 700th pharmacy to its network

The group says that the addition of Prahran Midnight Pharmacy Melbourne cements its position as Australia’s largest, independent, member-based pharmacy network.

Second-generation pharmacist and Managing Director of Pharmacy Alliance, Simon Reynolds, who founded Pharmacy Alliance in 2002, says he is proud of the milestone.

“For more than 17 years, Pharmacy Alliance has empowered independent pharmacies to reach their goals through the provision of innovative tools, services and advice to streamline in-pharmacy operations, meet customer needs, and ultimately increase profitability,” Mr Reynolds said.

“We are delighted to be Australia’s first independent pharmacy group to achieve this outstanding milestone of 700 members, reaffirming our belief that we are ‘better together’,” said Mr Reynolds.

“Reaching 700 member stores is testimony to the value our members place on the support we provide, and the benefits we bring through our rich supplier-partner network.

“Given our members are operating in increasingly competitive markets, it is incumbent upon Pharmacy Alliance to provide the programs and tools to ensure our members continue to thrive. Our retail strategy is designed to bring this together, establishing our members in their communities so they can compete, and win, in their local markets, now, and into the future,” Mr Reynolds said.

Pharmacy Alliance aims to support independent pharmacists who are passionate about serving their communities, who wish to run pharmacies in their own way.

Prahran Midnight Pharmacy co-owners, Con Kocolis and Daniel Mendoza, who have more than 40 years’ of collective experience working as independent pharmacists in their local community of Prahran, say they are delighted to be joining Pharmacy Alliance today.

“We’re excited to be joining the Pharmacy Alliance family as its 700th independent member and look forward to utilising their programs to build long-term strategies for ongoing growth and success in an ever-changing market,” said Mr Kocolis.

Pharmacy Alliance aims to grow its independent pharmacy network to 1,000 by the end of 2020.

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