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Watsons Philippines targets 200 community stores

Health and beauty retailer Watsons Philippines is about to start rolling out stores in communities, boosting its generic medicines offer.

Another illegal medicine raid

DH raids Mong Kok shop for selling illegal medicine.

Rogue Hong Kong pharmacies named and shamed

Seven rogue Hong Kong pharmacies have been named and shamed by the Consumer Council for using dubious trade practices.

Hong Kong pharmacy ‘rip-offs’ alleged

A state-controlled Chinese newspaper has published a warning to mainlanders alleging ‘rip-offs’ by Hong Kong pharmacy retailers.

China Jo-Jo online sales soar

China Jo-Jo Drugstores says its online sales soared 90 per cent in the last financial year – with its own site growing 200 per cent.

China Nepstar posts loss as network shrinks

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore boosted same store sales by nine per cent last year as it refined its store network and improved its product mix.

A S Watson snaps up Dutch chain

Hong Kong based A S Watson has bought a 50-strong chain of pharmacies in the Netherlands. The deal with Dirx Drugstores will see all 50 stores of the Dirx health and beauty retail network fall under Watson ownership, along with five additional locations currently under development. Most of the stores are in the Randstad region. All Dirx employees will join A S Watson, parent of Kruidvat and Trekpleister chains in Holland. The Dirx stores will be converted to either Kruidvat or Trekpleister…

Developing digital DNA

Imagine being first to utilise a brand new technology that allows customers to interact with your store directly, order what they need, and have the product home delivered even before they click off. US drug store, Walgreens, achieved that utopian goal… more than a century ago. What was the ‘new’ technology? The telephone. How did Walgreens do it? Pretty simple – when a customer called to refill a prescription, Charles Walgreen Sr. kept them on the line long enough for the deliv…

Chinese drug retailers post growth

Pharmacy and drug sector expected to reach a revenues of $42.7 billion this year.

Boots Thailand to scale up presence

Boots plans to open 100 new stores in Thailand.