Amcal back after two decades

Amcal branding has returned to the pharmacy at 53 High St.

THE Amcal brand has returned to New Norfolk after an absence of nearly 20 years.

The chemist’s shop at 53 High St has switched back to Amcal after a long period trading as Healthsense Pharmacy and most recently Terry White Chemists.

The shop spent many years as an Amcal chemist under the ownership of Brian and Rosalie Cannon in the 1970s-90s but changed to Healthsense when sold to Katie and Paul McNamara in 1997. Later, when the McNamaras were in partnership with Richard Lennon, it traded under the Terry White brand.
The pharmacy is understood to have changed hands mid-year but the switch back to Amcal is so recent that the official website has not yet caught up with the news, but the location has been removed from the Terry White site.

Google Streetview image of the premises in 2009.

In addition to the Amcal rebranding, new signwriting on the shop’s awning identify the business as the New Norfolk Community Pharmacy, a surprisingly similar name to the long-established New Norfolk Pharmacy at 6 High St, which operates under the Guardian brand.

The Amcal and Guardian brands are both owned by Sigma Pharmaceuticals.

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