At a glance
- 500 employees
- Consumer solutions
- 79 pharmacies (April 2016)
The first pharmacies in Sweden were opened in 2010. Starting from scratch, more than 50 pharmacies were opened within twelve months. The number of pharmacies has been growing continually; currently there are 79 LloydsApotek pharmacies at some 40 locations across Sweden. Further growth is expected over the next few years.
Sweden has a population of around 10 million and in total around 1,300 pharmacies. The pharmacy market in Sweden was deregulated in 2009 after almost 40 years of state monopoly. A number of pharmacy chains compete for customers and patients and only a few independent pharmacies remain. The biggest chain on the market is owned by the Swedish state.
A major investment in e-prescriptions was made in Sweden as early as 1999. Today, e-prescriptions constitute more than 95 per cent of all prescriptions, which means that a patient can retrieve their medication at any pharmacy immediately after the medicine is prescribed. This is also an important foundation for the fast growing world of e-commerce.
“We at LloydsApotek care – about each other and our customers”: LloydsApotek wants to provide meaningful and innovative pharmacy services that inspire people to live more positive lives, and to do so effectively and with passion. LloydsApotek customers are served by skilled, well-trained staff that can dispense prescriptions and are experts in skin and pain care.
LloydsApotek is run by Admenta Sweden AB, which is a 100 per cent subsidiary and has been a member of the Celesio Group from 2010 until February 2016. Since then the pharmacy business in Sweden has been part of a McKesson subsidiary, Celesio's main shareholder, but is still managed by Celesio.