The company will invest more than EUR 530,000 in three new stores, in expanding its portfolio of products and services, in marketing activities and in developing the skills of its team of consultants Secom® Healthcare, an authority leader in integrative medicine solutions, will invest more than half a million euros in its retail network in […]
The company will invest more than EUR 530,000 in three new stores, in expanding its portfolio of products and services, in marketing activities and in developing the skills of its team of consultants
Secom® Healthcare, an authority leader in integrative medicine solutions, will invest more than half a million euros in its retail network in 2023, in order to be closer to the people in search of a healthy lifestyle and to support them with an integrated portfolio of superior products and services.
The company has recently opened a new location in Promenada Mall in Craiova and will launch two more locations in Bucharest and Constanta in November, thus bringing Secom® Retail to 17 locations by the end of the year. Beyond the expansion of its national store network, Secom® Retail will introduce new products and services to the portfolio, and part of the planned investments for 2023 are also directed towards developing the capabilities of the team of consultants.
Today, Secom® offers two major advantages to the consumers visiting its stores: access to its entire portfolio of over 700 premium products, from advanced dietary supplements, teas, functional foods, to organic personal care products and natural cosmetics, and free access to scientific phytotherapy consulting services from specialists with medical background. The 53 consultants in the Secom® retail network are graduates of pharmacy or biology faculties or have worked as pharmacists or medical nurses. They have expertise in providing documented recommendations so that Secom® consumers can make an informed choice of the products best suited to their needs.
"For us, the stores are more than just a retail space, they are an educational and networking platform for our consumers, helping us to further Secom's mission of improving people's quality of life. This is why it is so important that, beyond our extensive portfolio of hundreds of premium products, we should also offer the people visiting our stores the opportunity to engage with knowledgeable discussion partners who are empathetic and open to supporting them on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Over the past 10 years, we have provided more than 175,000 hours of consultancy in Secom® stores. We will continue this educational approach and gradually transform Secom stores into Wellbeing Stores, where we will offer an integrated portfolio of superior products and services for a balanced lifestyle" says Radu Ciurba, Business Unit Director Secom® Retail.
As of September 2023, Secom® Retail has registered an increase of almost 70% of its online sales on secom.ro e-shop, while sales in physical stores have increased by approximately 25%. The development was driven by sustained investments in optimizing digital marketing campaigns, the new loyalty program Secom Club launched in April and, last but not least, the diversification of the portfolio. Also, the promotion partnerships concluded with Bringo/Carrefour, Glovo, bonapp.eco, Fan Courier, Edenred, Guerrilla radio have significantly contributed to increasing Secom® Retail's awareness and, implicitly, its customer base.
Secom® currently has stores in: Bucharest (3 locations), Bacău, Brașov, Cluj-Napoca, Iași, Ploiești, Pitești, Sibiu, Timișoara, Arad, Oradea, Suceava and Craiova. In addition, Secom® products are marketed on the online platform secom.ro and in more than 8000 pharmacies and health food stores nationwide. Moreover, the Good Routine® products created by Secom® are available in seven international markets (in Iceland and on the following Amazon marketplaces: UK, France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Belgium).
About Secom® Healthcare Group
For nearly 20 years, Secom® Healthcare Group, an entrepreneurial Romanian company, has established itself as an authority leader in integrative medicine solutions within the local market. The organization has developed a solid reputation in importing and selling premium health and beauty products with globally certified and patented ingredients. Secom’s mission is to contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of people by providing high-quality, innovative and reliable products and services in an ethical and responsible business approach.
The group consists of the following four divisions: Secom® - the business-to-business division, responsible for managing the entire product portfolio, its distribution, and promotion on the Romanian market; Secom® Retail - the business-to-consumer division, which oversees a chain of 15 physical Secom® stores and the secom.ro online shop; Good Routine® - the lifestyle supplements brand, created by Secom®, sold both in Romania and internationally, by Secom® International Markets division.
Secom® has seen constant and sustainable progress throughout its almost two decades of existence. During the period of 2004-2022, the company achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45%. Moreover, Secom® enjoys a high degree of trust from its consumers, and for two consecutive years the company has had the highest retention rate in the supplements category in Romania, which stands at 72%, as per the OMNIBUS study conducted by the ISRA Center for Marketing Research in February 2023. More details on secom-healthcare.com.