Fingers crossed for Fermoy Pharmacy

Orla Mellerick and business partner Mike McCarthy at their new drive-through prescription zone.

Mellerick’s Pharmacy in Fermoy are one of just three Cork retailers shortlisted for Retail Excellence’s National Store of the Year Award.

The Fermoy business scooped the top prize last year, and Orla Mellerick, co-owner of the second-generation family business, said that they are optimistic they can take the prize a second time.

The key to success in business, Orla Mellerick said, is “loyalty and customer service – but you also have to constantly evolve and innovate to attract a new generation of customers.”

One innovation the pharmacy has recently introduced is a drive-through pick-up point for prescriptions.

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