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The Independent Pharmacy Group

The Independent Pharmacy Group is a group for owners and their staff who are growing a successful community pharmacy business.

We bring "new-school thinking" to your pharmacy operations while retaining and reinforcing your "old-school values"

Our leadership team of John Saywell and Phil Berry bring you more than 80 years of combined retail pharmacy experience. We work with small, medium and large pharmacy businesses in shopping malls, towns and villages and medical centres throughout New Zealand.

Our expert pharmacy consulting team is supported by a wide range of specialist partners including the Co-operative pharmacy wholesalers, RPM Retail and Resonate Marketing.

All the benefits of a franchise at a fraction of the cost.

The Independent Pharmacy Group improves your pharmacy’s customer traffic, sales and profits using the basic principle of great service standards, consistently delivered and measured.


Results from joining The Independent Pharmacy Group

  • Improved Gross Profit margin  = +2% more retail profit*
  • Increased sales = +10% better than other pharmacies*
  • Reduced stock holding  = 10% less stock*
  • Happier, more engaged customers

*Typical benefits in the first year of membership

What do I get?

You receive regular newsletters which provide advice on top-selling products, pricing and merchandising best-practice. Plus our annual Activity Plan provides a series of easy-to-follow training and advice tips that address your instore experience and operational efficiency.
Every three months we send you an instore event with seasonally themed posters, a fresh set of point-of-sale promo tickets to use on shelves, planograms and advice for featured products from our supplier partners.
We have also developed a state-of-the-art loyalty marketing programme which includes a loyalty club, email marketing, website support and maintenance, e-commerce and social media posts.  
All of these are designed to make it easy for you to stay more engaged with your customers, both instore and online.

Get in touch with us to learn how your business can grow