Southstar Drug opened recently its its first drive-thru store, as it continues to adapt to consumer needs in the new normal, parent Robinsons Retail Holdings said.
The grand opening of the store in Muntinlupa City was held June 17 with Sen. JV Ejercito cutting the ribbon.
Christine Tueres, Group General Manager of RRHI’s drugstore segment, said Southstar Drug prides itself in coming up with innovative ways to reach its customers. It has 591 branches nationwide and is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.
Southstar Drug Deputy General Manager Thad Sanchez said the opening of the drive thru store is in line with the company’s thrust for customer-centricity.
Trade partners who attended the event include Billy Liu, General Manager & Country Chairman of Caltex Philippines; Joey Ochave, President of RiteMED; Luis Go, President of Bellkenz; Ermello Villaroman, Corporate VP of Unilab; Luis Reyes, Commercial VP of GCash; Addy Caro, Commercial Director of Unilever Selecta; Joel Chiong, Oncology Head of Novartis; and Maricel Ramirez of RFF Gasoline & Service Station.
RRHI currently has 937 drugstores and over 2000 TGP franchised stores nationwide and is also one of DOH’s partners for its Resbakuna sa Botika program for COVID-19 vaccination through drugstore banners Southstar Drug, Rose Pharmacy, and TGP.
Southstar Drug is sold online in GoCart.ph and operates its own e-commerce site along with Rose Pharmacy.
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