Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, has announced a new partnership with RangeMe, the leading product discovery, sourcing and purchasing platform, in a bid to increase the diversity of products available to its customers.
The new partnership will provide new, emerging and diverse brands increased access to the buying teams at the high street pharmacists with stores across the nation. There are already over 200,000 suppliers registered on the RangeMe platform.
RangeMe helps retailers and their buying teams scale product sourcing efforts with streamlined submissions, simplified discovery tools, and the industry standard digital sell sheet.
Buyers can filter searches to find brands and products meeting exact sourcing needs, connect and collaborate with suppliers, and access curated collections to help identify and understand category trends and emerging brands.
Reena Takhar, Head of OTC & NHS Buying, Well Pharmacy said: “We pride ourselves on being at the heart of the communities we serve and are delighted to be working with RangeMe to increase the diversity of the products we are able to offer to our customers across the UK.
“Given the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, we’re keen to do all we can to give businesses of all sizes the opportunity to connect with our buyers to allow us to offer new and interesting great value products to our customers.”
Nicky Jackson, CEO, RangeMe said: “Well Pharmacy is a high-street-staple in the UK, so we’re delighted to welcome it to our community of top retailers from around the world. We know it will transform their product-sourcing experience, as it gives an extraordinary opportunity for suppliers around the world to connect directly with buyers to showcase what they have to offer.
“Our mission has always been to empower retailers and suppliers to be productive and successful whatever their objective. The platform offers retailers hyper-local choices as well as innovative global options. We exist to help them offer their customers an extraordinary experience.”
Brands interested in showcasing their products to the buying team at Well Pharmacy can visit the RangeMe website to sign up.
About Well Pharmacy
Well have been offering pharmacy services for over 70 years to communities across the UK.
We are the third largest pharmacy in the UK, employing nearly 7,000 people and providing over 72million prescriptions each year across our 750 pharmacies. Our pharmacists can provide advice on getting the best from medicines and general healthcare, as well as treating minor ailments and offering a range of health and wellbeing products – all without having to make an appointment.
In addition to our pharmacies, we give customers choice, with our online service for those who want the convenience of having their repeat prescriptions delivered direct to their home – available online or as an Apple (IOS) or Android app. We also offer a range of healthcare items for sale via our online pharmacy: shop.well.co.uk. Items are available for home delivery.
Our Bestway Med hub subsidiary provides a wholesaling service for independent pharmacies, and our Wardles subsidiary provides non-medicines (e.g., medical consumables such as bandages and dressings).
The Well operation is supported by our Healthcare Service Centre in Stoke-on-Trent, sending out around 90 million stock items to our pharmacies each year. This semi-automated warehouse and distribution centre allows us to use a hub-and-spoke model for prescriptions. This means some items are assembled centrally and sent to pharmacies to handout out to their patients.
RangeMe, an ECRM company, is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery and purchasing between suppliers and retailers. The platform empowers retail buyers to efficiently discover innovative and emerging products, while streamlining the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers, RangeMe enables them to grow their retail relationships with a platform that gives them the tools to manage their products, market their brand, and build awareness. Integrated into the ECRM product offering, RangeMe adds increased breadth and depth to the industry’s most complete sourcing solution for top retailers and product suppliers in the U.S. and around the world.