Chem­save-AuMake al­liance

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ASX LISTED re­tailer AuMake In­terna onal and pri­vately owned Chem­save have an­nounced the forma on of a strate­gic part­ner­ship aimed at strength­en­ing the brands and broad­en­ing their reach among daigou and Chi­nese tourists.

The com­bina on will see Chem­save’s 150 mem­ber phar­ma­cies and its on­line plat­form chem­save.com.au work­ing to­gether with AuMake’s eight re­tail stores across Syd­ney.

While ini ally fo­cus­ing on the dis­tribu on of AuMake’s own branded prod­ucts such as Health Essence health sup­ple­ments and Medigum Honey, it’s en­vis­aged the deal may ex­pand in the fu­ture.

The prod­ucts will be­come avail­able in Chem­save mem­ber phar­ma­cies, open­ing up a new cat­e­gory ac­cord­ing to Chem­save chief Michael Dixon.

He told Phar­macy Daily the two or­gan­isa ons have also iden fied fu­ture strate­gies in­volv­ing the en re sup­ply chain to re­alise fur­ther value from the al­liance.

The pact com­mits the com­pa­nies ini ally to a two‐year ar­range­ment plus a two‐year op on to ex­tend on a mu­tu­ally agreed ba­sis.

AuMake has a range of skin, body care and cosme cs as well as dairy prod­ucts and baby foods in­clud­ing for­mula and has estab­lished it­self as a China friendly en­vi­ron­ment with bilin­gual staff, mul ple pay­ment op ons in­clud­ing WeChat, Ali­pay and Unionpay.

The com­pany also of­fers lo­gis cs de­liv­er­ing prod­ucts any­where in the world, in­clud­ing China.

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