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Milestones


Offering expanded

January: Offering expanded

Galenica acquires Careproduct Ltd., which focuses in particular on the elderly and people with a disability.

 

    Available online

    February: Available online

    Galenica further expands the online offering of the pharmacy formats. At the end of 2018, some 40,000 products are available in the online shops.

     

      Award-winning

      March: Award-winning

      Coop Vitality wins the “OTC Specialist Retail Partner Award” of the Swiss OTC association ASSGP for the second time in a row.

       

        Social commitment

        April: Social commitment

        In 2018, Galenica becomes the main partner of “I care for you”, the crowdfunding platform for purely social and humanitarian projects.

         

          500

          May: 500

          As of the end of May, the Galenica pharmacy network, including partner pharmacies, stands at an impressive 500 locations.

           

            New face

            June: New face

            Vifor Consumer Health changes its name to Verfora and presents its new image to the market.

             

              New addition

              July: New addition

              The Bahnhof Apotheke in Zurich, with the highest sales figures in Switzerland, is now fully part of the Galenica pharmacy network.

               

                Solar power

                August: Solar power

                The photovoltaic system on the roof of the Alloga building in Burgdorf is completed in 2018. It is one of the largest systems in the region.

                 

                  Natural cosmetics

                  September: Natural cosmetics

                  Galenica acquires a minority stake in Puresense, one of the leading online shops in Switzerland for natural cosmetics.

                   

                    Award ceremony

                    October: Award ceremony

                    The Amavita Awards are presented for the first time in 2018. Two cancer-related projects are honoured and receive prize money.

                     

                      New records

                      November: New records

                      Specialty pharmacy Mediservice supports its 10,000th home care patient and Medifilm blisters over 1 million sachets per month in 2018.

                       

                        Partnership

                        December: Partnership

                        Verfora expands its partnership with Procter & Gamble and has also been distributing Vicks® in Switzerland from January 2019.