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Superdrug History

1964

Ronald and Peter Goldstein

1966

First Superdrug Store

1968

Three Stores & First Warehouse

1970

Expansion

1971

Rite Aid Corporation

1972

Elgee Drugstores Aquisition

1973

Moved to Hackbridge

1976

Accelerated Growth

1979

Beddington Lane

1980

First Store in Wales

1981

Completion of Distribution Centre

1983

Arrival at Stock Market

1984

Sales hit £million in one week

1985

Working Trading Formula Enabled More Growth

1986

Doubled Store Chain

1987

Takeover by Woolworth Holdings

1988

Superdrug reached Market Leading Position

1989

Woolworth Holdings changed Corporate identity

1990

Ronald and Peter Goldstein Leave

1991

First Superdrug store opens in Northern Ireland

1992

£59million Sales Annoucement

1993

More Perfumeries opened & Starting In-Store Pharmacy

1994

Largest Superdrug Store

1995

Rebranding Programme

1996

Annual sales of £53.8 million & Increase of Stores

1997

Annual sales of £84.8 million & Increase of Stores

1998

New Flagship Store in Oxford Street

1999

Annual sales of £98.5 million & Increase of
In-Stores Pharmacies to 192

2000

Celebration of its 200th Pharmacy

2001

Sale of Superdrug to Kruidvat Beheer BV

2002

Superdrugs Biggest Ever Promotional Initiative

2003

Gerard Hazelebach new Managing Director
First 3 Store within Superdrug store
New Brand Store opens in Bullring, Birmingham

2004

Euan Sutherland appointed COO

2005

Sets new goal of 1000 stores

2006

35 New Stores
Euan Sutherland appointed CEO

2007

Savers stores converted to Superdrug stores

2008

Jeremy Seigal appointed CEO

2009

Superdrug Launches Campaign

2010

Plans to launch The Perfume Shop

2011

Joey Wat appointed Director

2012

Superdrug Launches Fragrance

2013

Marie Curie appointed Superdrug’s charity partner
for 2013 and 2014