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Mopani Pharmacy now open in White River

View of the new Mopani White River’s dispensary. The lay-out of the store is similar to Mopani’s I’Langa Mall store in Nelspruit.

After thirty years of servicing the Lowveld community Mopani Pharmacy recently extended the company’s operations to White River by opening up a third store in the newly renovated White River Square shopping centre.

Mopani White River – as the new store will henceforth be known – opened its doors on Monday, 1 October to a feeling of anticipation and excitement. The neatly packed shelves were lined with opening specials whilst the Mopani staff members stood ready to assist customers.

“Monday opened with a bang,” says Verity Izenboud, one of Mopani’s directors. “It was such a special feeling with the customers being very excited and inquisitive.”

Many White River residents will recognize Izenboud and the rest of the Mopani White River staff members as the team from Danie Malan Pharmacy. Earlier this year Mopani and Danie Malan announced that they’ll be joining forces and although the merger took place in June already, all changes were behind the scenes until relocation of the store to its current premises. The new store’s look and feel now fully resembles Mopani’s corporate identity – from the triangular Mopani logo to the blue staff uniforms. The stock range has also been expanded, particularly in the baby and fragrance and cosmetics departments. Shoppers can look forward to an extended range of baby and food supplies and a bigger variety of fragrances. The new store also stocks Esteé Lauder, one of the world’s biggest beauty brands.

Furthermore all of Mopani’s esteemed and value-adding in-store programs and promotions are now also available to the White River community. This includes the Mopani Baby Club, Chronic Medicine Program and Mopani Card – the latter being indispensable to customers in order to qualify for Mopani’s ongoing promotions and in-store competitions. A temporary Mopani Card Sign-up station has been erected outside the store to ensure shoppers don’t miss out on any of the program’s benefits.

“This change has been good and challenging to the old Danie Malan team,” says Izenboud. “I would also like to thank the residents for their support of Danie Malan and trust that Mopani White River will continue to be the pharmacy of choice to the White River community. Remember, we are still here to serve or even just to pop in for a chat.”

For more information view our website or contact the pharmacy at (013) 751 2267.

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We’re Growing stronger for You!

Mopani Pharmacy is excited to announce the merging of Danie Malan Pharmacy in White River and Mopani Pharmacy. This is a confirmation of our commitment to expand and improve our services to the Lowveld and to you. Initially there will be no visible changes as most of the adjustments will be behind the scenes. External changes will take a few months to complete and these will coincide with our re-location to new premises within White River Square. The management team at Mopani and Danie Malan Pharmacy are delighted with this new venture and look forward to passing on the benefits of this new partnership to you, our loyal customers.

Mopani Pharmacy: A thirty year success story

Mopani Pharmacy recently celebrated its 30th birthday. From, what can be termed as, humble beginnings in the eighties to the established Mopani brand that the community has learned to trust and embrace today, Mopani has continued to grow from strength to strength. Here’s a look at some highlights of the Mopani success story:

Mopani first opened its doors on 24 March 1982 in the Pick ‘n Pay centre in Nelspruit. The store was 100 square meters big with a staff complement of five. In those days computers were still a novelty and Managing Director and founder of Mopani, Rob Gibbs, recalls how they had to record prescriptions by hand and typed the labels on a typewriter. When the company’s first computer eventually arrived in 1984, it had a 20KB hard drive and all back-ups were done on floppy disks!

In 1987 the pharmacy was enlarged, which enabled Mopani to launch a photo lab within the store. The staff grew to 13 with two pharmacists on duty! A further 500 square meters was added to the existing premises in 1992 and the photo lab was relocated into the mall. The additional space enabled them to launch their first in-store primary health-care clinic with two consulting rooms and a full time sister. A new concept for Mopani’s fragrance and cosmetics department was also adopted which allowed customers for the first time to select their fragrances and cosmetics from the open shelf without waiting for a cabinet to be unlocked.

Mopani’s relocation in July 2003 to their new existing premises of some 1700 square meters at the then newly built Crossing Centre, heralded a new era for the company. The move literally took them out into the Lowveld sun and enabled the pharmacy to truly blossom. Since then a number of services and initiatives have been implemented – all aimed at enhancing customers’ experiences and forging the company’s reputation as a trusted, established community pharmacy.

The Mopani Card was introduced in July 2008, rewarding shoppers with points every time they choose to shop with them. Mopani’s esteemed Baby Club was launched in 2009 and later that year a dedicated sports, nutrition and slimming mezzazine level was added to the premises. A second store was opened at I’Langa Mall in April 2010, offering the same level of superior service and product range that the Lowveld has by now come to expect of Mopani.

Today, 30 years after opening their doors for the first time, Mopani Pharmacy employs more than 150 team members with Gibbs still at the helm. “I look forward to the next chapter in the life of this company… I believe a company that has brought life and wholeness to many and I thank God for all He has done and for all He will keep on doing,” concludes Gibbs.

30 Years old and counting!

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