New Store Opening at UQ’s Oral Health Centre

Peter Knock, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Knock, Chief Executive Officer

A message from the Co-op’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Knock.

As I look at the Co-op’s broad membership base, I’m so pleased to see that around half of Australia’s medical, dental and oral healthcare professionals and students are Members with us. This is particularly pertinent right now, as the Co-op is set to open another retail store with a medical focus, this time at the University of Queensland‘s Oral Health Centre (OHC) in Herston.

The OHC is UQ’s main campus for clinical health teaching and research, and we’re thrilled to be able to establish ourselves there and meet the needs of our customers within such a unique environment. The centre combines UQ’s School of Dentistry with sectors of Queensland Health’s Oral Health Services, and is Australia’s largest and most advanced specialist oral health centre and tertiary oral health facility.

A new store at UQ Herston means the Co-op can further honour its commitments of supporting students and Members, this time catering to the needs of top-tier medical, dentistry and oral health students, renowned academics and researchers, and leading practitioners. The Co-op is dedicated to supporting students throughout their studies by providing all the learning materials and resources they need at university. This service and support continues long after uni finishes too, with Members able to access professional development materials and other general merchandise in-store, via or through Coinfo.

As well as growing the Co-op’s retail footprint (there are now 55 stores), the new UQ Herston store will allow the business to give back even more. Because, like all Co-op stores, the profits made at the UQ Herston store will go directly back to Members in the form of discounts, student support, scholarships and sponsorships.And that’s the best and most motivating part of our business – helping customers understand that a part of every dollar they spend at the Co-op will support the professional development of all members and students across Australia.

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The new UQ OHC store is set to open in early September.









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