Supermarket threat imperils community cohesion

If supermarkets integrate pharmacies into their stores it will change the community “for the worse”, a senior business figure believes.

Peter Strong, executive director of the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA), says that pharmacies in supermarkets would lead to lower quality customer care, and would also cause a fall in employment, as some pharmacy tasks could be “absorbed” into the role of checkout operators.

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