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Officially the initiation of Wellness Forever was in Feb 2008 but the vision & mission was deep-rooted decades back by three young entrepreneurs.
Retail chain pharmacy is considered as a sunrise industry in India. It is still in its nascent stage and has tremendous scope to grow in the future. At present in India, there are approximately 25 chains with total outlets aggregating to 3000.
“Retail chain pharmacy has bright future since the customers can get all the required medicines at reasonable rates.”
By easing FDI norms in multi-brand retail and opening up door to global chains such as Walmart and Tesco, India to see an exponential growth in retail chain pharmacy sector.
Worldwide there are remarkable changes in disease pattern from the last two decades wherein a number of patients are on the higher side in the lifestyle disease category as compared to infectious or general diseases.
As now, the disposable income is gradually increasing; the young generation is spending a huge amount of their income in personal care and wellness products.
Indian being a developing country, the economic growth is rapidly increasing and multiple kinds of businesses are emerging which makes an ideal platform for retail companies to grow and have a booming business.
In India, Wellness Forever is the first one and unique Retail Pharmacy model, which stock & sells a wide range of Pharmaceutical & Wellness products in customer-friendly self-browsing format.
Traditionally local pharmacies in the size of 150 to 300 Sq. ft. having their limitations in terms of a number of products which cannot fulfil all the requirements in the pharmaceutical and wellness category. So why, organized retail chains keeping their pharmacy sizes ranging from 500 to 1000 Sq. ft. to keep a wide range of medicines and other wellness products under one roof.
Today after ten years of inception, Wellness Forever stands tall with a network of 140 retail pharmacy outlets which includes 120 convenient pharmacies and 20 hospital pharmacies.
All 140 Wellness Forever retail pharmacies being professionally and efficiently managed by a pool of 3000 skilled and talented professionals which includes 500 qualified and registered pharmacists.
There are three major benefits as an organized retail pharmacy of “Wellness Forever”
1. Round the clock service
2. Availability of stock
3. Genuine medicines from authentic sources
Above mentioned factors results in better customer experience & loyalty.
Mr. Ashraf Biran is a pharmacist and has been in the pharmacy business since 1980. Having started his pharma journey with a small outlet, Ashraf has grown his enterprise through building expertise in retail operations. Managing retail, as well as in-house hospital pharmacies, is his core strength. In the recent few years, he has grown his operations by virtue of bringing a turnaround for loss-making pharmacy stores and adding new stores across Mumbai.
Mr. Gulshan Bakhtiani is a science graduate and started his pharma career as a medical representative. Gulshan, before starting his retail store was the Area Sales Manager with a leading Indian pharmaceutical company. He has built his operations by carving a niche in biomedical products and hospital supplies. Gulshan has more than 20 years of retailing experience and has an extensive knowledge in orthopedic implants and diagnostic products.
Mr. Mohan Chavan having started his career as a sales representative, in 1985, is now a key pharmaceutical distributor in western India. Mohan started his enterprise through wholesale of medicines and today has the logistics and distribution rights of more than 50 leading pharma companies. Mohan brings in the expertise of large supplies and has successfully turnaround two wholesale units.