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First MNC Drug Retailer To Enter China Restructures Operation

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Medicine Shoppe, the first MNC drug retailer to enter China five years ago, is restructuring in response to difficulty in developing the market. It is closing down its eastern branch, and will be focusing on the country's eastern and southern regions this year. The company has adopted a franchise model to accelerate its market entry but faces shortcomings amidst intense competition. Medicine Shoppe plans to step up brand marketing and raise standards for new franchisees. It will now concentrate on penetrating deeper into the market it currently operates in rather than expanding into new cities. (Click here for more - Chinese Language

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