Business

Inventory solution for the future

Chemist Warehouse Group (CWG) will use the Manhattan Active Inventory solution for inventory forecasting and replenishment needs. This  move follows CWG’s use of Manhattan’s Scale, a warehouse management and distribution operations solution. Manhattan Active Inventory solution may  provide increased visibility into network demand to help respond to shifting requirements and …

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Tax cuts for SMBs

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced additional company tax relief for small- and medium-business owners. This reform builds on the first stage of company tax relief that the government delivered in May 2017 and will be seen as good news for local communities, potentially leading to increased investment, more jobs …

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End exclusive direct distribution arrangements now

If monopoly supply arrangements between manufacturers and pharmacies continue, there will be no back-ups to protect patients from a single point of failure in the PBS supply chain, the National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) has warned this week. Speaking at the eyeforpharma conference in Sydney, NPSA Chair Mark Hooper said …

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Terry White Group reports growth from the merger

Terry White Group (TWG) attributed a “significant increase” in net profit after tax (NPAT) for the financial year ended June 30 to its commitment to harness post-merger business synergies. According to the group’s financial statement, NPAT rose to $4.4 million from its 2017 loss result, which was impacted by acquisition, …

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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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Keeping up with shifting expectations by customers

The second annual Ventura Health expo was held last month in the Hunter Valley of NSW, centred on the theme ‘2020: Keeping the customer in sight’. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale, with the retail pharmacy group turning its attention to the needs of …

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Minfos launches its online full line product catalogue

Minfos has launched an online product catalogue that features more than 500,000 products sourced directly from suppliers. The pharmacy management software program is part of the Ebos group, which says the new functionality is aimed at helping pharmacies improve efficiency when managing their product stock cards. Now, Ebos says, customers …

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Chemist Warehouse foots grand prizes at AFL and NRL

Chemist Warehouse is again preparing for one of its biggest branded activations, with the placing of cushions filled with premium products on 100,000 seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the 2018 AFL grand final tomorrow (September 29). The cushion promotion was implemented for the first time at last …

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PA2018: ‘one-stop shop’ to receive vital information

The Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2018) is aimed at providing one of the few channels for pharmacy assistants to receive vital information on the latest industry developments and how they affect their role in the pharmacy. PA2018 (October 25-27) will include two specialised industry sessions, including a Q&A panel where …

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