Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.73 - Dispensing chemist in specialised stores

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
26 March 2020
Foreseen end date


Lloyds Pharmacy, the UK-based pharmacy chain has announced that it is creating up 1,500 new jobs across the UK to help meet the increased customer demand in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The new jobs include permanent and fixed-term roles but there is no detailed breakdown, such as dispensing pharmacists, pharmacy support and retail workers, as well as warehouse operatives and delivery drivers. The chain has also hired 406 pharmacy students on short-term contracts.

Lloyds Pharmacy has the largest community pharmacy network in the UK with more than 1,500 outlets. The brand is owned by McKesson Europe AG, the Germany-based global wholesale and retail company, which specialises in providing services to the healthcare and pharmaceutical and sector.



Eurofound (2020), Lloyds Pharmacy, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100214, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100214.