China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. is China’s largest retail drugstore chain, based on the number of directly operated stores.
As of April 2016, the company had 1,965 directly operated stores in China, one headquarters distribution center, and 15 regional distribution centers in China.
It uses directly operated stores, centralized procurement, and a network of regional distribution centers to provide customers with pharmacy services and a wide variety of other merchandise, including over-the-counter (“OTC”) drugs, nutritional supplements, herbal products, personal care products, family care products, and convenience products including consumables.
China Nepstar’s strategy of competitive pricing, customer loyalty programs (7 million members as of April 2008) and private label offerings has enabled it to capitalize on the robust demographic and economic growth trends in China to achieve a leading brand and market position.
The Company also offers products under its own brand names. The company pioneered the concept of chain retailing in pharmacies in China.