Main Street Pharmasave, Souris
This pharmacy in Souris PEI opened in 1991 and has been owned and operated by Karen Creighan since 1998.
In 2002, renovations expanded the store to 10,000 square feet, which allowed the business to expand their products and services into what they call “the one stop shop in Souris.”
Karen considers the pharmacy as both a prescription business and a store front business. “We are in the process of reinventing ourselves and looking at the product lines we carry.”
Karen stresses the importance of having staff who are familiar and have a good rapport with those living in the community. “People are very loyal to their pharmacist.”
At Main Street Pharmasave, about 20 staff work year round, and two or three more are hired for the summer. Karen tries to keep the same staff on, because of their familiarity with the community. “It can be hard to fill the position of a pharmacist.”
When looking for a new hire, Karen looks for someone who has excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work flexible hours.
At Mainstreet Pharmsave they like to say, “This is the place where you’re known by name, and always greeted with a smile.”
For more information, visit www.mainstreetpharmasave.com.