Consumers in Malaysia will soon be able to buy SUGI Pharmacy’s healthcare and personal care products from Japan here in Alpro Pharmacy, thanks to a newly announced exclusive partnership between both companies.

Alpro Pharmacy Co-Founder Ph. Dr. Hiew Fei Tsong, Alpro Pharmacy Chief Executive Officer Ph. Low Swee Siong, Sugi Holdings Co,. Ltd President Ph. Katsunori Sugiura, and General Manager Mr. Tsuyoshi Yamamoto at the MoU signing ceremony.

Stocking up on healthcare and personal care products at drugstores (pharmacies) is one of the most popular itineraries when visiting Japan. The partnership is teleporting that experience right to our shores in Malaysia.

Through this partnership, locals can enjoy over 30 SUGI’s brands of healthcare and personal products, saving them the worry of excess luggage fees at the airports.

At the press conference earlier today, Alpro Pharmacy Group Chief Executive Officer, Ph. Low Swee Siong, said, “We are delighted to give local consumers one more reason to make Alpro their go-to pharmacy by bringing the world’s renowned Japanese healthcare and personal care culture to Malaysia.

We are grateful that this exclusive collaboration is with a strong business partner and a like- minded ally, as Alpro and Sugi share similar core values that drive social value creation to better support the local community's health whilst opening more exciting business opportunities," added PH. Low.

President & Representative Director of Sugi Holdings Co, Ltd, Katsunori Sugiura, who is also a pharmacist, said, “we believe Alpro Pharmacy is the perfect partner for us as both organisations share similar values as a community pharmacy that puts people and their well- being as a priority.

We want to bring together all the resources of our companies and evolve into a new type of pharmacy that can deliver health, trust, security and safety to Malaysia, Japan and other Southeast Asian countries,” added Sugiura.

Some must-try products from SUGI's line consumers can look forward to include private brand products jointly developed by Sugi Holdings with Japanese manufacturers, and popular made- in-Japan brands that have not yet been distributed in Malaysia.

During the press conference, Alpro and SUGI Pharmacy signed the Memorandum of Understanding to officiate this exclusive collaboration and announced the opening of three pop-up stores in Isetan (KLCC, Lot 10 and The Gardens) in September before setting up a dedicated corner in Alpro Pharmacies nationwide.