Daigou retailer to expand into 150 pharmacies

AuMakeDaigou retailer AuMake has inked a deal with pharmacy network Chemsave which will see its own branded products distributed through a network of 150 pharmacies across the country.

The announcement, which follows the listed retailer declaring a trading halt earlier this week, will see Aumake’s own-branded health supplement and honey products distributed initially, prior to further expansion.

Cross promotional marketing will accompany the products, with AuMake’s recently launched live streaming functionality to move into some Chemsave pharmacies.

The listed retailer hopes that the partnership will bolster its credibility of its private label range, while Chemsave is looking to increase its exposure to the Chinese market.

“Aumake is thrilled to have formed this strategic partnership with Chemsave, which is a significant milestone,” Aumake executive chairman Keong Chan said of the deal.

“This partnership with Chemsave allows us to significantly expand the reach of our products across Australia … this is not simply a distribution agreement but a long-term mutually beneficial strategic alliance.”

Chemsave CEO Michael Dixon concurred, saying that the Chinese market represents a lucrative opportunity for its network.

“Over the last year we have had the opportunity otm eet with a number of groups with a view to forming a partnership that will allow us to grow our members’ businesses and increase our presence with the important and influential Chinese consumer,” he said.

The initial terms of the contract are set out across two years, with an option for a further two-year extension if mutually agreed.

Aumake shares rose 10 per cent to 27 cents in early Wednesday trading.

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