H. Secondary Coops Owned by User-Owned Retail Coop Pharmacies

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  REVIEW OF NATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING
   THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO-OPERATIVES TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:
 
  CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTORS
      A GLOBAL REVIEW AND PROPOSALS FOR POLICY COORDINATION
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CHAPTER II.

H.   Secondary level co-operatives owned by user-owned retail
     co-operative pharmacies [type 1.3.2.1]

In the United Kingdom National Co-operative Chemists Ltd. is a
secondary co-operative established in 1945 and owned by about 25
primary consumer-owned retail co-operatives with a total of 230
pharmacy outlets.   In 1994 net sales exceeded 86.8 million
pounds sterling, rising in 1995 to 91.5 million pounds.79/