Not feeling well, yet too far from the hospital? Visit a Shell service station. Your doctor has been brought nearer. Access to pharmacy and health hub services to Ugandans is still a big challenge, and Vivo Energy Uganda has signed a partnership agreement with GoodLife Pharmacy to widen the availability of these services for customers. The partnership will see the GoodLife pharmacy stores set up within existing Shell service stations across the country.
With the convenience-seeking customer numbers steadily growing, Vivo Energy Uganda is in the process of revamping the existing Shell service stations to not only include high-quality fuels and lubricants, but also offer services including shops, quick service restaurants, pharmacies, ATMs, tyre centres and car wash facilities.
During the inauguration of the partnership at Shell Namirembe, Gilbert Assi, Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda said that Vivo Energy has invested in convenience retailing to offer a wider range of services to both customers who fuel and service their vehicles at Shell service stations, as well as walk in customers.
“The partnership with GoodLife Pharmacy continues to reaffirm what we have always said and believed in – that convenience retail is an extension of our core business at Shell service stations”.
He also thanked the partners and staff who have made it possible to deliver convenient solutions to our mutual customers.
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Chris Kieu, the Goodlife Pharmacies’ Group CFO noted that their commitment is dependent on the customers’ support and they shall endeavour to build more partnerships to realise this vision.
“Today marks the culmination of a partnership of two great household brands, offering a one-stop shop for consumers in Uganda. We promise to deliver genuine, quality and affordable products to our customers at their convenience. We are excited about the opportunity the East African region provides of building a sustainable business with a duty of care to its citizens, which aligns with Goodlife’s vision.”
Chief Pharmacist, Sarah Ameso, noted that since its establishment in Uganda in 2016, GoodLife has endeavoured to support the National Drug Authority’s mandate to provide quality pharmaceutical products and services across the country.
“This day marks the beginning of a partnership that will extend access to these services to all our citizens and ensure a healthy and vibrant society that can actively participate in the economic development of Uganda.”
Goodlife Pharmacy and Shell Namirembe will run a number of promotions on cosmetics and baby products from 27th June to August 30th 2018.