One would normally expect that a drugstore would contain only drugs, vaccines, food supplement, and other health products. But almost all drugstores in the Philippines are also convenience stores. Thus, they sell various products, from snacks and soda to beer and hard liquor.
Mercury drugstore is the biggest drugstore chain in the Philippines. And since all of its branches have a convenience store, it is also among the biggest convenience stores in the country.
Aside from selling drugs and other health and food products, some Mercury drugstores also sell hard liquor. Like this one in its branch in front of Makati Medical Center.
This one is from its other branch in makati.
This is not to attack Mercury drugstore. I buy medicines there for my daughter or for my wife. It has lots of branches nationwide, in convenient areas. Of course I also buy medicines and other consumer items from its rival drugstores-convenience stores like Watsons.
I just think that being a big drugstore, Mercury should have avoided selling alcoholic products in its branches. Or do their regular customers demand it from them?