Pharmacy network “Mega farm,” a member of the investment group “Marathon Group” of former President A1 Alexander Vinokurov, get the right rental space in territories of supermarkets “Azbuka Vkusa”. This is stated in the message received by RBC. By agreement of the companies “Mega farm” will develop exclusive pharmacies under the brand name “Alphabet of Life” for ten years.
The first pharmacy “ABC Life” opens August 1 at the new supermarket “Azbuka Vkusa” on the street Glagoleva, Moscow. Until the end of the year, the company plans to open around 18 pharmacies, and in 2018 — ten pharmacies annually.
“Mega farm” is a retail project that is part of the sub-holding investment group “Marathon farm”, which is also developing the distributor “SIA Group” pharmaceutical manufacturers “Synthesis” and “Biokom”, manufacturer Sanitelle “Bentus Laboratories” and the manufacturer of the vaccine “Fort”. “Mega farm” develops the brands of pharmacies “Yeah, right” and “a-Mega” who work in retail X5 Retail Group (“Karusel”, “Pyaterochka”, “Perekrestok”). As previously stated the partners, the company expects to open about 3.3 thousand pharmacies till 2020.
Pharmacy “Alphabet of Life” will open in the existing supermarkets and new retail outlets with area of 650 sq. m. the chemists will be about 6 thousand items, most of them will be located in the checkout area. “Range will differ slightly from our projects “a-Mega” and “Yeah, well,” — are reported words of the General Director “Mega farm” Andrei Gusev. Together with the medicines in pharmacies are vitamins, supplements and products for health and beauty of the upper price segment, he says. Due to this, the average check is pharmacy is not less than 1 thousand rubles., expects Gusev.
“ABC Life” — the first premium network, which will develop a “Mega farm”. It is “a logical continuation of our cooperation strategy with retail chains to accurately predict the attendance, the range and revenues of pharmacy,” appears in the message quote Vinokourov. The establishment of pharmacies should give “a powerful synergistic effect,” expects the Director General of “Azbuka Vkusa” Vladimir Sadovin.
Agreements with network pharmacies or private pharmacies are almost many major retailers in Russia. So, at the end of March 2017, it became known that the largest number of points network in Russia “the Magnet” will start its own pharmacy areas of stores. The first four “Magnet Pharmacies” opened in July 2017.