Lloyds Pharmacy have plan for major Irish expansion as they look set to open 60 new Retail Stores and create 500 new jobs. It is believed the new plans will be rolled out over a 3 year period and will increase their entire Irish workforce to 1,500. It will mean a growth of 91 stores to 150.
The pharmacy chain is currently the largest in Ireland, will also invest €2 million in a new patient services throughout existing outlets. Last year, Lloyds added 14 new outlets in what they described as ‘very positive’ sales. Management at the pharmacy has signalled its intent to expand into new communities, consolidating its dominant market position. Lloyds has already set about identifying new sites.