New wellness-inspired pharmacy launched in the UAE; 25 more stores coming up

New wellness-inspired pharmacy launched in the UAE; 25 more stores coming up

The inaugural establishment, combining contemporary and organic products, was opened at the Waitrose store located in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.

Aster Pharmacy and Spinneys have collaboratively introduced an innovative pharmacy concept called Zest Pharmacy, centered around wellness. Their vision includes expanding the network to over 25 stores within the UAE in the coming two years.

The initial establishment, blending modern and natural products, was inaugurated at Waitrose in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. This initiative is the result of a joint venture between Aster Pharmacy and the Fine Fare Food Group, which oversees the retail operations of Spinneys and Waitrose in the UAE.

Alisha Moopen, the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with N.S. Balasubramanian, the CEO of Aster Retail, Sunil Kumar, the CEO of Spinneys, and Tariq Albwardy, the Director of Albwardy Investment, inaugurated the inaugural Zest Pharmacy store.

Dr. Azad Moopen, the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, expressed the goal of addressing the diverse requirements of their discerning customers in the health and wellness domain through the introduction of Zest Pharmacy. He highlighted their collaboration with Spinneys Group, a prominent regional retailer, to redefine the health and wellness landscape in the countries where they operate. Dr. Moopen emphasized the intention to bring a fresh perspective and value-added products to customers through this new brand.

Free in-store health analysis

Zest Pharmacy prides itself on its team of dedicated health and wellbeing experts who offer personalized guidance on enhancing health and lifestyle, empowering individuals to lead active and fulfilling lives.

Alisha highlighted that Zest Pharmacy aims to become the preferred destination for premium wellness products, supporting individuals in their pursuit of a healthier and happier life.

The pharmacy offers a wide range of high-quality and certified products in various categories, including skincare, nutrition, cosmetics, mother and child care, and home-use medical equipment.

Alisha emphasized the goal of creating an environment where customers feel supported and motivated to prioritize their wellbeing.

By utilizing advanced diagnostic technology, Zest Pharmacy provides customers with valuable insights into their health status through the Innovation Station, powered by Rossmax. This innovative station offers comprehensive and immediate reports on ailments, deficiencies, and personalized health plans to kickstart customers' wellbeing journeys. The facility includes free skin and hair analysis, vitamin checks, BMI measurements, and more, ensuring customers receive accurate and customized recommendations for maintaining balanced vitals and taking preventive healthcare measures.

Alisha noted that with their state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, Zest Pharmacy can help identify ailments and deficiencies, offering tailored health plans to guide customers on transformative wellbeing journeys.

25 more stores in 2 years

Over the next two years, there are plans to establish up to 25 Zest Pharmacy stores. Alongside standalone pharmacy locations, Zest Wellness sections will be introduced within Spinneys and Waitrose outlets. Furthermore, the joint venture aims to expand its presence into Saudi Arabia.

Balasubramanian expressed the significance of Zest Pharmacy in providing customers with an unparalleled retail experience. With the launch of the first store in Abu Dhabi, the goal is to bring the wellness offering closer to customers in the area.

In addition to the physical store experience, Zest Pharmacy will also offer a convenient and reliable home delivery service. Customers can simply place a phone call and have their health and well-being needs promptly addressed.

Kumar shared the excitement of partnering with Aster Pharmacy to introduce the first supermarket wellness concept in the UAE. The new holistic wellness offering reflects customers' desire to lead healthier lives. The partnership is dedicated to understanding customers' needs, shopping behaviors, and taking steps to help them live better.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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