Zur Rose Group increased its capital by issuing a block of shares acquired by the new anchor shareholder, the Corisol Group based in Zug. The proceeds from this capital injection were intended to finance Zur Rose’s planned growth strategy of further expanding its European market leadership.
Zur Rose opened its first flagship store in Bern. By establishing this branch, Zur Rose linked mail-order and physical stores as part of an omnichannel strategy to offer its customers the flexibility to purchase pharmacy, health and beauty products at any time across all channels.
Supreme Court Ruling of 29 September 2015 allowing mail order of non-prescription (OTC) drugs to patients only upon presentation of a doctor’s prescription based on a personal doctor and patient consultation, making OTC mail order virtually impossible for Zur Rose.
Online prescription account launched for customers in Switzerland. The account offers numerous services, such as online prescription refill orders, repeat prescription requests directly to the doctor online and a history of all medications purchased to date.
DocMorris moved to the “Avantis” business park in Heerlen with a state-of-the-art logistics centre and new administrative building.
DocMorris rolled out another innovation in digital services, its Mobile Pharmacy app. This app based on personal medication data offers features such as information on the safety of prescribed medicines and therapy compliance.
Zur Rose AG was renamed Zur Rose Group AG, clearly communicating the company’s purpose as an umbrella organisation.
Zur Rose acquired BlueCare AG, a company specialised in integrated care and primary care models.
The handling of all mail-order business under the VfG brand was transferred to Halle an der Saale and the logistics centre in the Czech Republic closed down.
DocMorris expanded into telepharmacy with Deutsche Telekom, allowing patients to find out and seek advice about medications and their administration audiovisually from a DocMorris pharmacist.
Zur Rose Pharma received the “Top Job” quality seal for the third time in succession, ranking it among Germany’s best SME employers.
The owner-managed Zur Rose mail-order pharmacy in Germany, a major customer of Zur Rose Pharma GmbH, started collaboration with dm, Germany’s largest health and beauty retail chain.
Zur Rose acquired DocMorris, Europe’s largest online and mail-order pharmacy.
HomeCare service launched, with Zur Rose nurses helping patients at home with the administration, infusion or injection of medications.
Non-prescription (OTC) drugs added to the product range offered in Swiss mail-order and online business.
Zur Rose entered the Austrian mail-order market through a collaboration agreement with dm, the largest health and beauty retail chain.
“MediMemory Connect” iPhone app launched to remind chronically sick patients to take their medications in the right dosage at the right time and help them keep a supply.
Pandemic influenza vaccine distributed to doctors in various cantons from the government’s compulsory stocks.
Helvepharm AG sold to sanofi aventis.
Health and wellness products launched to expand the range offered by the mail-order pharmacy.
Czech-based VfG mail-order pharmacy acquired and operating in Germany.
“Dailymed” launched as an innovative service to allow patients who need to take multiple medications in combination to have them portioned out individually in doses for each intake time.
Helvepharm AG fully taken over.
Zur Rose Pharma GmbH established in Halle (Saale), Germany, marking the start of mail-order business in Germany.
Zur Rose celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Zur Rose received the “Thurgauer Apfel” incentive award from “Chance Thurgau”.
Zur Rose received the “Logistics Fulfilment” award for innovation from the Swiss Logistics Association.
Neuen Kloster Apotheke AG, Muri, acquired.
The acquisitions of Ogera AG and Neuen Kloster Apotheke AG increased the market share in the supply of products to dispensing doctors to more than 25 per cent, making Zur Rose one of the market leaders.
Ogera AG, Dietikon, acquired.
The mail-order pharmacy started sending medications to patients.
Interest acquired in Helvepharm AG under a joint venture with Germany’s third largest generic drug manufacturer, Stada Arzneimittel AG.
Zur Rose moved from Steckborn to Frauenfeld and commissioned its logistics centre covering a total area of 4,500 m2.
PolyRose delivery service established as a jointly owned subsidiary of Zur Rose and Polymed Medical Center.
Supply to doctors started.
Zur Rose established with 21 medical doctors. Pharmacy opened in Steckborn in May 1993.