CEPD N.V. (Corporation of European Pharmaceutical Distributors N.V.) is one of the leading European companies active in the pharmaceutical retail industry. Through its subsidiaries, the group manages a chain of almost 1300 pharmacies in Poland, Lithuania and Great Britain. In 2014, CEPD NV acquired Natura drugstore chain, as part of the company's strategy of diversification of its activities and strengthen relations with clients in the Health&Beauty sector. 
 
In Poland, the brands include DOZ Apteki dbam o zdrowie, DOZ Drogerie and Natura beauty stores. 
 
DOZ S.A. manages Poland’s largest chain of modern pharmacies, operating under the brand of DOZ Apteki dbam o zdrowie, consisting of nearly 900 outlets across Poland. This gives the chain of DOZ Apteki dbam o zdrowie pharmacies the unquestioned leading position on the Polish market. In line with the motto ‘Patient in the Centre of Attention’, DOZ Apteki dbam o zdrowie pharmacies build their sustainable competitive advantage in the market based on top-quality customer service and professional pharmaceutical care, attractive prices, the widest product mix, as well as fully availability of drugs.
 
The company also operates www.doz.pl, the largest Polish Internet website dedicated to health and healthy lifestyle, with an online pharmacy functionality. Patients can choose from more than 20,000 products, the widest selection in the market. The website is unique in that it combines online sales with a country wide network of off-line pharmacies. This solution allows customers to collect any product ordered via www.doz.pl in any DOZ Apteki dbam o zdrowie pharmacy with no additional shipping fees. Every month www.doz.pl is visited by several million people. In 2015, two beauty e-stores were also launched: drogerienatura.pl and dozdrogeria.pl.
 
CEPD NV owns a pharmacy in London, targeted mainly to the Polish and the local community with its products and services.
 

In Lithuania, sales are handled by a local company UAB NFG, controlling approximately 360 own pharmacies under the Gintarine Vaistine and Norfos Vaistine brands, and working with 103 BVG partner pharmacies. The company has a market share of over 26% in terms of the number of operated pharmacies, and over 30% together with partner pharmacies, which makes it the leader of the Lithuanian market. The offering on the Lithuanian market includes unique sales and marketing schemes to improve the availability of pharmaceuticals for selected target groups, such as young mothers and babies (the Mazylio programme) or seniors (the Seniors loyalty programme). For clients they are offering unique drug interaction system. This system contains information about 20,000 different interactions between drugs and food. The Gintarine Vaistine pharmacies also participate in Lithuania’s largest loyalty scheme (Mylimausia).

Since June 2011, the online pharmacy www.vaisine.lt has been operating and in 2018 it changed its domain to www.gintarine.lt and www.nvaistine.lt. The Internet pharmacies enable to order drugs over the Internet and receive them on the next day in the selected pharmacy of Gintarine Vaistine or Norfos Vaistine chains. At the end of 2011, the customers of the Lithuanian Internet pharmacy could order drugs (also prescription drugs), dietary supplements, cosmetics selecting from more than 6,000 available products. The lack of delivery costs provides the customers of the pharmacies www.gintarine.lt and www.nvaistine.lt an access to one of the cheapest drugs in Lithuania.

UAB NFG pays great attention to social responsibility, deep cooperation with the charity support fund „Rūpestinga širdelė ", uses "green" electricity, collects and reuses cosmetic "Žiedė" containers, and uses already used boxes to pack e-pharmacy orders.

The Lithuanian wholesale store Limedika belonging to the holding company and comes first on the market of pharmaceutical distribution, with share at the level of 25%.


About Natura

Drogerie Natura is one of the largest chains in the Polish cosmetics market. For over 20 years we have been meeting the customers’ expectations, constantly adjusting the offer to their needs. Among the products available in our stores you can find a wide range of leader brands and exclusive cosmetics. Currently, Drogerie Natura has approximately 270 stores located throughout the country and has one of the biggest online drugstore in Poland: www.drogerienatura.pl.

Distinguishing feature of our company is a professional approach to our customers : the high level of service quality and assurance of convenience shopping. We systematically analyze the expectations of customers and keep up to date with market trends. In order to better meet the customers’ needs, we constantly work on development and expansion of current product portfolio especially Natural cosmetics, high quality color cosmetics and more.