Based in Stoke-on-Trent, our new, state-of-the-art, £16million distribution centre is the largest of its kind in Europe and it is at the heart of our work.
From here, we serve all of our branches daily, making sure they are fully stocked with the fastest moving prescription medicines, as well as health and beauty products. The centre has the capacity to handle 420,000 units every day, so our customers can always get exactly what they want, whenever they need it!
Designed with input from our Pharmacists, the NDC has helped to improve service levels in all branches of The Co-operative Pharmacy. It is doing its bit for the environment too. We drive fewer miles and use less fuel because of sophisticated route planning, and have advanced facilities to help us recycle packaging – all of which is reducing our carbon footprint.
Though it is fully automated, we do have a team of warehouse colleagues who help to ensure that the centre continues to run smoothly and efficiently. And although we do not recruit drivers at the centre, we do have opportunities for branch-based van drivers to deliver medicines locally.