The Victoria Pharmacy has been at home in Zurich's best locations since 1880. For this reason, we can look back on an eventful company history as an established family business.
On the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of Zurich, pharmacist Carl F. Haerlin opened the Victoria Pharmacy in 1880. The pharmacy is located at the opposite of the current site at Bahnhofstrasse 78.
In 1907, H. Feinstein acquired the pharmacy and moved it in 1908 to its present location at Bahnhofstrasse 71. This move is immortalized in the antique apothecary furniture, which can still be admired in the Victoria Pharmacy, with the dates 1880 and 1908.
In 1939, Dr. Kurt Egloff bought the Victoria Pharmacy at Bahnhofstrasse 71, which is still run by the third generation of the family.
Dr. Conrad Egloff takes over the company together with his brother Kurt jun. in 1978.
1980 – 1994
Over the years, the pharmacy world develops rapidly. In the 1980s and 1990s, two more public pharmacies are opened in downtown Zurich. The Lintheschergasse pharmacy, originally used as a provisional location during the total renovation of the Bahnhofstrasse property, is opened in 1983. It is followed in 1994 by the Olympia Apotheke on Stauffacher.
As early as 1994, due to increasing requests from patients, doctors, hospitals and healthcare organizations, the possibilities of the Internet are used to offer our customers a better service. In 1996, the online platform Pharmaworld.com™ is founded and the successful wholesale authorization is applied for at Swissmedic.
The Wholesale is developing into a very important part of our business and is growing continuously. In 2011, we moved our wholesale business to new offices in Schwerzenbach, a few minutes outside of Zurich. Our company is able to offer almost all pharmaceutical products from Switzerland, Europe and overseas quickly and at competitive prices.
Over the years, we continuously expand our numerous foreign contacts and, due to the growing tourism, the demand for international pharmaceuticals increases. This gives rise to Victoria Pharmacy's reputation as the "English Pharmacy".
Stephan Egloff, also a federally certified pharmacist, joined the management of Victoria Apotheke in 2017. He is the third generation to run the company together with his father Conrad.
Today, private individuals, hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical wholesalers in Switzerland and abroad rely on the expertise of our experienced, highly trained and multilingual team, consisting of around 45 pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants. The Victoria Pharmacy has established itself as an "International Pharmacy".
Our latest, attractive location in the Circle near Zurich Airport further successfully expands our service offering - a new milestone in the history of Victoria Apotheke.