SAINT CHARLES

From a private label pharmacy to a premium pharmacy brand

Timeline

Our pharmacy in Vienna was founded in 1886 by pharmacist Alfred Blumenthal at the current location in Gumpendorfer Straße.

In 2006, the pharmacy was taken over by Mag. pharm. Alexander Ehrmann. Since then it has been called SAINT CHARLES. On the same day, the Saint Charles Cosmothecary (natural cosmetics premium shop) and Alimentary (small restaurant) also opened.

In 2009, pharmacist Sabine Oeverhaus-Zeeck opened her Saint Charles pharmacy in Berlin. She has been successfully representing our philosophy in Germany ever since.

Saint Charles goes EU! Since the beginning of 2016, the team of the newly founded Saint Charles Organics GmbH has been taking care of the further brand development and international expansion with its own Saint Charles online shop.

Further development of the brand strategy from "own-brand pharmacy" to "premium pharmacy brand" in the field of natural medicine with pharmacies, stores and partner companies. Since 2017, we have been cooperating with a top international hotel supplier in the hotel sector.

At our new logistics and production site in Vienna's 6th district, we rely on manual work and tried-and-tested recipes from the pharmacy. Since 2018, we have been packaging our products exclusively with recycled paper for shipping and have eliminated 100 per cent of plastic for filling materials or inserts. 

Development of the Saint Charles Mono Brand Store concept and opening of the first pilot store in Vienna city centre. Here we focus 100% on our own-brand products, as well as a retail experience for all senses.

Our pop-up store opened in Frankfurt with an adjoining deli. Likewise, our first spa concept by Saint Charles was created with our partner, the LOISIUM Wine & Spa Hotel in Austria.

Saint Charles goes international! With Taiwan and Japan, the first export regions are being opened up. In the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region, further stores and pharmacies are planned with partners.Launch of our new Saint Charles Mono Brand Store franchise system in the DACH region.