Maximizing Pharmacy Space When Restricted by Code

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, May, 29, 2019 @ 10:17 AM

We’ve spoken plenty in this space about the myriad challenges faced by pharmacists. One that we haven’t covered yet is as ironic as it is vexing: the point at which all of your work and sweat equity finally positions you for expansion, only to hit a wall — whether a literal one imposed by your existing space, or a metaphorical one in the form of local building codes and other restrictions on pharmacies — that limits your options and elbow room alike. There’s a solution: careful pharmacy design that maximizes your space.

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Topics: pharmacy store design, Workflows, Pharmacy floor plan

Pharmacy Design for the 21st Century

Posted by Robert Walthall on Thu, Nov, 29, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Futurism is notoriously risky business, at least if our conspicuous lack of robot butlers, flying cars, atomic-powered planes, and personal jet packs is any indication. But predicting what’s around the corner isn’t impossible if it’s done right; the seeds of the future are often right here in the present, hidden in plain sight. If you know where to look, you’ll be in a good position to take advantage of trends that are already shaping the pharmacy of the future — and Shelving Design Systems will be here to help. Here are some of the trends we’re watching with interest.

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Topics: modern pharmacy design, pharmacy store design

How Pharmacy Retail is Changing to Address New Industry Trends

Posted by Robert Walthall on Tue, Sep, 16, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Relatively recent changes in the pharmaceutical industry have brought about the perception for some that independent pharmacy is "dead." Industry challenges, like the move of many prescription drugs to over-the-counter status, have indeed made some traditional profits for the independent pharmacist shrink – but this just means you must rethink some of your profitability strategies. You are probably already seeing these changes and are stepping into new roles that will help support your existence long into the future.

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Topics: pharmacy store design

What Your Architect Doesn't Know: Pharmacy Store Design

Posted by Robert Walthall on Mon, Sep, 08, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

If you are building or remodeling your pharmacy, what your architect "doesn't" know can hurt you. Before you begin, make sure your architect specializes in independent pharmacy design and has had significant experience. Many architects, for example, are versed in designing hospital pharmacies, but those skills may not apply across the board to the specific design of independent pharmacies.

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Topics: pharmacy store design

Color & Material Selection for Medical Pharmacies

Posted by Robert Walthall on Wed, Aug, 27, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

As you lay out your pharmacy store design, you will also be choosing the colors and materials for your medical pharmacy.

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Topics: pharmacy store design

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