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New Countdown Pharmacy to open in Palmerston North

Countdown will unveil its new pharmacy store at Countdown Rangitikei Street in Palmerston North this Wednesday, providing local customers with access to professional pharmacists in a very handy location.

The full-service Countdown Pharmacy is the second of its kind in the country, and follows the successful opening of the Countdown Newtown pharmacy in Wellington late last year.

Countdown Pharmacy Business Manager, Jeremy Armes, says the full-service pharmacy model has seen a fantastic response from Newtown customers, and Countdown is excited to be opening another pharmacy for the Palmerston North community.

“The new Countdown Pharmacy is located at the entrance to the Rangitikei Street supermarket, allowing customers to drop off their prescription, do their shopping, and collect their items on the way out,” said Mr Armes.

Countdown Pharmacy features a private consultation room and a full range of prescription and pharmacy-only medicines.

“Our customers have already embraced the concept of buying health and medical products in supermarkets and now Countdown Rangitikei Street supermarket customers can get prescription and pharmacy-only products in a one one-stop-shop in a retail environment,” Jeremy added.

Countdown Rangitikei Street Manager, Fiona Hannah, said the new pharmacy will be open from 9am to 8pm.

“We all have busy lives and Countdown Pharmacy provides our customers with convenient trading hours in the safe environment of a supermarket.

“We’re really pleased to offer the country’s second pharmacy right here in Palmerston North. Pharmacist Sarah Way will be joining our team as the Pharmacy Manager and it’s great to have her on board,” Fiona said.

Countdown Rangitikei Street is located on the corner of Featherston and Rangitikei streets, Palmerston North, and the Countdown Pharmacy will be officially opened at 9:00am on Wednesday, 16 January.

 

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MEDIA CALL:

What: Opening of Countdown Pharmacy in Countdown Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North

Who: Fiona Hannah, Countdown Rangitikei Street Store Manager

Jeremy Armes, Countdown Pharmacy Business Manager

Sarah Way, Pharmacist & Pharmacy Manager

When: Ribbon-cutting ceremony starts 9:00am, Wednesday 16 January 2013

Where: Cnr Featherston & Rangitikei Streets, Palmerston North

One-on-one interviews and photo opportunities are available.

CONTACT:

For more information, please contact Kate Allinson on 021 029 78009 or Luke Schepen on 027 749 5935