January: Strengthened partnership
Verfora takes over distribution of Vicks® brand products and Metamucil® in Switzerland from Procter & Gamble.
February: New own brand
From February, the own brand Dermafora® is available exclusively in Amavita, Sun Store and larger Coop Vitality pharmacies.
March: Innovative service
Medifilms can now also be imprinted with information on medications that are not included in the sachet.
April: Further specialisation
Mediservice acquires Curarex Swiss, which specialises in the provision of home-based therapy support for Parkinson’s patients.
May: Strengthening of home care
Galenica acquires the Bichsel Group, which specialises in home care and the manufacture of individual medicines.
June: Successful pilot
Alloga starts with the first pilot customer on the new ERP system. This is an important milestone in the project.
July: Construction work starts on schedule
Planning permission is given for the renovation and modernisation of the Galexis distribution centre in Lausanne-Ecublens.
August: Expanded offerings
The pharmacy formats expand their offering: all formats now offer TBE and flu vaccinations.
September: Online once
HCI Solutions launches “Quatron”, which pharmacies and drugstores can use to open an online shop quickly and affordably.
October: Online twice
The offering in the pharmacies’ online shops is continually expanded to more than 60,000 products as of the end of 2019.
November: Online three times
Galexis launches the “Fokus Medtech” online shop for practice furnishings, medical technology and instruments.
December: Sustainable electricity
One year after coming into operation, the photovoltaic system on the roof of Alloga generates green electricity for some 270 households.