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Milestones


Strengthened partnership

January: Strengthened partnership

Verfora takes over distribution of Vicks® brand products and Metamucil® in Switzerland from Procter & Gamble.

 

    New own brand

    February: New own brand

    From February, the own brand Dermafora® is available exclusively in Amavita, Sun Store and larger Coop Vitality pharmacies.

     

      Innovative service

      March: Innovative service

      Medifilms can now also be imprinted with information on medications that are not included in the sachet.

       

        Further specialisation

        April: Further specialisation

        Mediservice acquires Curarex Swiss, which specialises in the provision of home-based therapy support for Parkinson’s patients.

         

          Strengthening of home care

          May: Strengthening of home care

          Galenica acquires the Bichsel Group, which specialises in home care and the manufacture of individual medicines.

           

            Successful pilot

            June: Successful pilot

            Alloga starts with the first pilot customer on the new ERP system. This is an important milestone in the project.

             

              Construction work starts on schedule

              July: Construction work starts on schedule

              Planning permission is given for the renovation and modernisation of the Galexis distribution centre in Lausanne-Ecublens.

               

                Expanded offerings

                August: Expanded offerings

                The pharmacy formats expand their offering: all formats now offer TBE and flu vaccinations.

                 

                  Online once

                  September: Online once

                  HCI Solutions launches “Quatron”, which pharmacies and drugstores can use to open an online shop quickly and affordably.

                   

                    Online twice

                    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.

                     

                      Online three times

                      November: Online three times

                      Galexis launches the “Fokus Medtech” online shop for practice furnishings, medical technology and instruments.

                       

                        Sustainable electricity

                        December: Sustainable electricity

                        One year after coming into operation, the photovoltaic system on the roof of Alloga generates green electricity for some 270 households.