Bundaberg Friendly Society Pharmacy
Due for completion by Christmas 2010, this 400sqm Friendly Society Pharmacy will be the retail hub of the new $30mil extension to the Bundaberg Friendly Society Private Hospital.
Building on the Friendly Society's existing Bundaberg city store exposure, this pharmacy will offer a first-class pharmacy experience to patients and visitors alike in the newly extended private hospital.
Bellara Pharmacy Goes High-Tech
The refurbishment of Bribie Island's Bellara Pharmacy represents a major milestone for world-class professional services in the local Bribie community.
This extremely busy local pharmacy led owners John & Margaret Hodges to invest in a state-of-the-art Willach Consis robotic dispenser. This leading automation technology forms the centre-piece of the dispensary and successfully compliments the completely refurbished store design by Mark Retail.
Improved traffic flow and clever positioning of retail departments has eliminated dead areas and improved presentation of all product departments.
The result is an attractive and inviting retail environment that appeals directly ot the local Bribie target market to maximise sales.
Greenwood Pharmacy Sales Double
It’s not often that you hear about good sales results, after all most retailers play their cards close to their chest. But the good news from Greenwood Pharmacy is that their recent store expansion and refurbishment has doubled sales.
Located in the heart of North Sydney, the previous store suffered from cluttered doorways, narrow aisles, and a general lack of space. This was compounded by a split-level floor which required customers to step up to the professional service area at the rear – a major inconvenience for prams and the mobility impaired.
The pharmacy underwent a complete image re-branding with a full design and store fitout. This has created a more attractive and accessible retail space for customers, which has paid significant dividends for the owners.
Whilst expansion of the store into an adjacent tenancy added an extra 50% floor space, improvements to the layout and traffic flow have seen customer throughput increase and sales almost double.
Greenwood Plaza Pharmacy has taken full advantage of the benefits Strategic Retail Design to position the its business for long long-term success.
Sinclairs Leaps Ahead With Efficient Space Planning
Two years on and Sinclairs Newsagent & Pharmacy has once again demonstrated the power of efficient space planning and merchandising with a dramatic increase in revenue following their store re-fit.
The previous store was made up of pharmacy, newsagency, lotto and gifts. Whilst tired from outdated décor, it also suffered from a cluttered layout and unbalanced space allocation.
Whilst the original brief was to clean up the store and modernise the displays, a further development request by owner John Rizkalla was for the addition of a 100sqm Angus & Robertson bookstore into the existing space. This required a serious re-think of the space allocation throughout the store, as well as department branding and cross-traffic flow.
With clever use of planning, positioning and merchandising, Mark Muller was able to effectively present every department in the existing space.
The results in a nutshell speak for themselves:
• newsagency total floor area unchanged, sales up 5%
• pharmacy total floor area unchanged, sales up 20%
• gifts total area reduced by 60%, sales unchanged
• Angus & Robertson new addition to existing floor area adds $1m/year to total sales
“This is truly a demonstration of how clever space planning and effective design can make a huge difference to a retail business. Thanks to Mark, Sinclairs will remain the No.1 “department store” in Camden for some time yet!” – John Rizkalla, owner Sinclairs Newsagent & Pharmacy.
New Pharmacy Jewel on Wollongong's Crown
Hospital Hill Pharmacy's relocation into brand new premises on Wollongong's Crown St has not only given the business a new lease on life, but also become the jewel in the crown of the new multi-storey Illawarra Family Medical Centre medical complex.
Spread over more than 800sqm of floor area, Hospital Hill Pharmacy provides the complete retail pharmacy experience, and features a dedicated fully-fitted beauty salon, extensive gift department, kids play area, and fast-service check-out style counters.
The pharmacy layout, designed by Mark Muller, was specifically tailored to encourage traffic flow around the entire retail footprint and maximise sales of high margin gifts and beauty products.
The result is a department-store quality retail presentation that attracts customers and encourages them to shop longer.
Birkdale Pharmacy Refresh & Rebrand
Bill Waller's Birkdale Pharmacy on Brisbane's bayside has made great use of the opportunity to refurbish.
Whilst not a complete refit, clever use of selected design elements including a new logo, signage and fixture layout along with new carpet and lighting has given this store a complete refresh and modern image.
Bradley's Pharmacy, Indooroopilly
When Geoff Neilson engaged Mark Muller to redesign his pharmacy in Brisbane's Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, the first objective was to increase traffic flow around a difficult tenancy shape.
The solution to this lay in re-planning departments to create better product exposure in the right places. Combined with a complete re-brand and decor package, Bradley's Pharmacy has been transformed in to a first-class shopping centre pharmacy.