is the largest community pharmacy
operator in the United Kingdom
. It operates over 1,700 pharmacies, located primarily within local communities and health centres. The company also has pharmacies in Ireland
, that trade as "Unicare Pharmacy".
It has around 16,000 staff and is the 25th biggest UK retailer with around £1 billion turnover.
Each of the pharmacies provides a wide range of professional services to the local community, including health checks such as blood pressure testing, collecting prescriptions from local GPs and delivering them to customers. Most of their pharmacies have consultation areas for customers to speak privately with a pharmacist
Lloyds Pharmacy previously used Philippa Forrester
in their TV advertising campaigns. One of their key selling points is selling medical electrical products at reduced prices to assist people in monitoring their health. For example, they use to sell blood pressure monitors for less than £10 but have now increased it to just under £15 . They also promote health issues in other ways - for example not selling suntan cream with a factor of less than 15 and offering free diabetes tests.
About the Company
Lloyds Pharmacy is the trading name of Lloyds Pharmacy Limited, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio
AG (previously called GEHE AG), the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in Europe. Celesio
AG purchased AAH plc (the UK’s leading pharmaceutical wholesaler) in 1995, and... Read More