Thursday 21 June, 2018

Fontana Pharmacy to open Kingston flagship store in 2019

Fontana Barbican Square in Kingston.

Fontana Barbican Square in Kingston.

Fontana Pharmacy is set to open its sixth branch at the new Waterloo Square on the corner of Waterloo Road and West Kings House Road in the Summer of 2019.

This flagship location will redefine the already high standard of quality and service set by Fontana as the brand continues to grow their footprint across Jamaica.

The company’s largest location to date, Fontana Waterloo Square will offer a truly unique shopping experience with a 35,000 square foot, two level space featuring elevators and escalators.

This new branch will be a cutting edge expansion of the brand’s existing model: state of the art pharmacy, one-stop beauty hub, extensive baby and children’s selection, wide-ranging house and home décor collection, full business centre, photo lab, bill payment and courier services.

The location is a major part of the Fontana Family’s 50th Anniversary plans - which not only include the growth of the Fontana brand, but also support for Jamaican brands and communities.

Kevin Chang, Director at Fontana Pharmacy stated, “Fontana is proud to be celebrating 50 years of business in Jamaica. Our investment in Fontana Waterloo Square will help us to further solidify our position as Jamaica's Pharmacy and reinforce our commitment to Jamaica, our customers and our entire team.”

The new location will showcase the best that Jamaica has to offer from beauty, health and skincare, to home decor.  Among the local brands currently available at Fontana are Ettenio, Herboo, Your True Shade, Kumeas, The Artsy Trail and Irie Rock.

In addition to stocking shelves with Jamaican brands, Fontana also provides jobs for Jamaicans, enriching the workforce and creating opportunities. The new branch will provide new jobs in areas such as business development, administration and marketing, and the investment in Fontana Waterloo Square is the company’s largest to date.

Anne Chang, Kevin’s sister and Fontana director stated. “With exceptional customer service as our standard, we are excited to be employing 80 additional team members as we continue to play our part in enhancing the Jamaican workforce and exceeding our customer’s expectations.”