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Al Nahdi Medical Company was founded with two stores in Jeddah in 1986. Over the next 26 years, Nahdi expanded to more than 800  locations in Saudi Arabia, making it one of the largest pharmacy chains in the Middle East and North Africa. Although Nahdi had become a venerable name with a ubiquitous presence throughout the Kingdom, it was a traditional pharmacy that faced two emerging threats. First, the industry was changing— with lifestyle, health, nutrition, and beauty becoming increasingly important—areas that Nahdi did not address at that time. Second, global pharmacy powerhouse Boots, which had already established a foothold in the region and was strong in health and beauty products, was poised to enter the Kingdom.


Seeing a need to respond to these emerging threats, Al Nahdi brought us in to help them transform their business and brand.


We identified an opportunity to build on Nahdi strengths 
to refocus its business from product and treatment to purpose and wellness through our discovery process. From this insight, we defined the Nahdi essence as wellness from the inside out. We created a vision for the company to be recognized as the pioneers in helping communities live healthier and more beautiful life. Strategically linking health and beauty shifted the entire narrative about what kind of store Nahdi was—while making it much more attractive to women. Through its unique services, expertise, and country-wide presence, the new Nahdi promotes healthy lifestyles and caters to patients' and shoppers' health and beauty needs.


We also developed a new visual identity for Nahdi that reflects the company's commitment to caring for people and the community. Centered on a pure white heart, a multicolored shield represents the many parts of the Nahdi network and how they work together to keep Saudis healthy and happy. We extended the new design into communications and a variety of 2D and 3D applications. We also designed a completely revamped retail space that revolutionized the Nahdi in-store design. The result is a friendly, well-organized, and inspiring space that guides the shopper's journey and experience. 

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