Co-op Group snaps up pharmacy chain

CO-OPERATIVE Group Pharmacy has completed the acquisition of ten branches in Bristol and the South West. The outlets - eight in and around Bristol; one in Somerset and...

CO-OPERATIVE Group Pharmacy has completed the acquisition of ten branches in Bristol and the South West.

The outlets – eight in and around Bristol; one in Somerset and one in Wiltshire – have been bought for an undisclosed sum from Bristol-based Ideal Chemists Limited.

The 86 existing staff will transfer to the Group and the stores will be rebranded to the Co-op Pharmacy format.

A Co-op Group spokesman said: "We are delighted to have acquired these branches and we are looking forward to building on the valuable services they already offer their local communities.

"The acquisitions are an important part of our development and expansion plans."

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