Retail in Asia


7-Eleven Malaysia to expand Caring Pharmacy into Indonesia

Caring Pharmacy

Erajaya Beauty and Wellness, a business vertical of Erajaya Group, announced its cooperation with Caring Pharmacy Retail Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad, with the signing of a joint venture agreement.

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Through this JV agreement, they will establish PT Era Caring Indonesia, which will cooperate with PT Era Farma Indonesia in running a network of pharmacies and health services under the name Apotek Wellings.

The first Wellings outlet in Indonesia is planned to open in the 2nd quarter of 2022 in Jakarta and will be followed by other locations in Indonesia’s main cities.

Wellings Pharmacy will provide prescription filling services, drug consultations, nutrition, supplements and other health products, health consultations and rehabilitation, with a convenient shopping experience and competitive prices, escorted by full-time pharmacists who are on stand-by to provide active consultation on consumers.

Wellings Pharmacy will also operate an e-commerce platform to ensure an integrated consumer experience wherever and whenever they choose to shop, whether online, on mobile devices or at retail outlets.

Elly Kohardjo, CEO of Erajaya Beauty & Wellness, said, “We are honoured to have a joint venture with Caring Pharmacy, a leader in the healthcare retail area in Malaysia. Their innovation and expansion strategy is in line with our vision to become a market leader in the wellness and beauty area, by changing the way people think and increasing public awareness of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that the customer-centric omni-channel concept that we will implement, combined with the right use of digital technology, will make Apotek Wellings the main goal for the community to get quality health products, at competitive prices and the most complete product range.”

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Chong Yeow Siang, Managing Director of Caring Pharmacy Retail Management Sdn Bhd said, “We are excited about this joint venture. After operating in Malaysia for more than 25 years and serving and satisfying the health needs of millions of Malaysian customers, we are now expanding our pharmacy services to professional, customer service and cost-effective pharmaceutical, health and personal care products to customers in Indonesia.”