Australia's retail revolution: Award-winning industry pioneer reflects on two decades of success down under - LISTEN

By Gary Scattergood

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Ian Chant, who was most recently Australia GM at Aker Biomarine.
Ian Chant, who was most recently Australia GM at Aker Biomarine.

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After 25 years playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Australia's thriving supplements sector, Ian Chant was recognised for his long-standing industry support at the Complementary Medicines Australia Awards in December, before reflecting on the huge changes seen in the market in this exclusive podcast.

Ian, who retired from his role as General Manager at Aker Biomarine Antarctic Australia last month, took the ultimate accolade, the Lady Cilento Lifetime Achievement Award, at the event in Sydney.

The judges highlighted his 'passion for excellence and his unwavering commitment to the industry.'

We spoke with Ian at the summit, where he shared his insights on the industry's evolution and its prospects for the future.

He comments on how discount pharmacy chains such as Chemist Warehouse have revolutionised the retail landscape in the market, and discusses the impact of its potential merger with major pharmacy network Sigma.

He also discusses how Australia has become an export powerhouse, and evaluates the regulatory landscape in the country, including how Aker Biomarine and Swisse Wellness have capitalised on this with a product featuring higher level health claims.

Listen to the podcast for more.

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