Blooms The Chemist has opened three new community pharmacy stores in the Sydney suburbs of Crow’s Nest, Gladesville, and Penrith.

This latest expansion ensures Blooms The Chemist continues to deliver on its purpose to provide equitable, affordable access to good health and wellbeing to all Australians.

To mark these launches, each pharmacy celebrated with customer activities comprising face painting, children’s colouring competitions, and bonus rewards program benefits. In addition, each store hosted fundraising initiatives for its chosen charity partners, including Make-A-Wish Australia.

In the Crow’s Nest pharmacy, Member for Willoughby, Tim James MP, joined Blooms The Chemist’s pharmacist owner, Clement Lo at a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the store opening.

“This is a highly valued and appreciated community pharmacy in Crow’s Nest, which sits on a fantastic location. We thank Blooms The Chemist for investing in an existing business and help make it even better and everything our community would want to see in a modern fantastic community pharmacy,” James said.

“The opening comes at an exciting time, as we all know from the past experiences of Covid, just how hard community pharmacists have worked and how much you have stepped up, delivered, and made sacrifices, as well as the extraordinary contributions to our community and our country. For that we thank you and all your staff.

“We’re excited for Blooms The Chemist to be in Crow’s Nest and congratulate everyone involved. It matters so much to the local community and for that I want to say a big thank you.”

Blooms The Chemist Penrith High Street pharmacist owner, Eman Khaled is a great example of the opportunity Blooms The Chemist provides in enabling a pathway into ownership. A former team member at Blooms The Chemist Bankstown, Khaled is delighted to achieve her dream of ownership.

“My parents, who migrated to Australia from Lebanon, always motivated me to follow my dreams. Once I started in pharmacy it was clear this was the right career for me, and to achieve my dream of pharmacy ownership at this point in my life is exciting, with everyone at Blooms The Chemist very supportive in helping me fulfill that goal,” she said.

Blooms The Chemist Gladesville is located in a community shopping precinct called the Shopping Village. Pharmacist owner, Abboud Hannaoui says joining Blooms The Chemist is an important step for the local area.

“I have been a Pharmacist in Gladesville for many years and know firsthand the important role we play in our local community, supporting customers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In joining Blooms The Chemist, we will further cement our role assisting our customers on a range of health matters, and bring expanded services and greater value into the pharmacy.”