Tag Archives: Discount Drug Stores

DDS tops its target in ‘wellness revolution’

Discount Drug Stores (DDS) says it has surpassed its goal of performing 100,000 health checks and interventions in 2019. The goal was part of DDS’ ‘wellness revolution’ campaign, a new movement developed to improve the landscape of customer health and wellbeing across its pharmacies and health clinics, nationwide. The campaign …

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MedAdvisor and Sigma sign two-year agreement

MedAdvisor and Sigma Healthcare have signed a two-year agreement that will see MedAdvisor provide custom branded versions of the mobile app for promotion and use by a number of Sigma brands. To date MedAdvisor is already the partner of choice for more than 400 Sigma pharmacy franchise partners. This new …

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Sigma honours its best pharmacy performers

The winners of the best performing Amcal, Discount Drug Stores and Guardian pharmacies in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia have been recognised at the Sigma Pharmacy Assistant Annual Conference and Gala Awards. The winners will now represent their region in the national awards, early in 2020. “The awards night …

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DDS named Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year

Discount Drug Stores (DDS), has won the top prize for Roy Morgan’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Awards in the Chemist/Pharmacy category for 2018. In the awards ceremony, Roy Morgan named DDS as ‘Australian Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year’ following the highest tally of customer satisfaction ratings in 2018. Roy Morgan calculates each …

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Sigma invites pharmacists to be ‘part of something better’

Sigma CEO Mark Hooper, in an open letter, has invited pharmacists to “be part of something better” under the banner of Sigma Healthcare, which claims its flagship pharmacy brands have recorded like-for-like sales growth in the past six months, exceeding overall flat industry growth. “There is real momentum at Sigma,” …

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Top satisfaction ratings fourth month running for DDS

For the fourth month running, Discount Drug Stores (DDS) has taken out the top pharmacy honours in the Customer Satisfaction Awards conducted by Roy Morgan Research. The awards are collated from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey of about 50,000 Australians annually, with the August pharmacy figures based on a rolling …

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DDS rethinks model

Discount Drug Stores has detailed new retail concepts and technological advancements at its national conference on the Gold Coast this week. This includes the launch of a new “health-food concept”, its “next-generational” retail platform powered by FRED NXT, and the DDS “retail academy”. The brand’s two new retail models are …

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Free hearing checks

With eight million people expected to be suffering from hearing loss by 2050, Discount Drug Stores (DDS) has again teamed up with the National Hearing Centre (NHC) to offer free hearing checks during June to people aged over 26. An estimated 3.6 million Australians are already affected by hearing loss, …

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