The Co-op is poised to return to pharmacy with the acquisition of digital platform Dimec.
According to Sky News, the mutual, which operates the Co-op grocery and convenience stores, has struck a deal with Dimec four years after it offloaded its bricks-and-mortar chemist chain.
Dimec is an NHS-approved app that enables customers and pharmacists to manage repeat prescriptions.
The deal is expected to be confirmed alongside the Co-op’s half-year results on Friday.
Sky News reports that it cost the company a modest £10 million to make the acquisition, and would be used as a platform by the Co-op to build its health and wellbeing-related offerings.
Dimec was founded in 2013 and has relationships with all 12,000 pharmacies in England.