Founded in 1958 by pharmacist Jose "Pepe" Cruz of Dagupan City and his wife Leila Lagman of Pampanga, this modest and pious couple built a company that very few at that time would have thought, much less expect, to grow to what it is today. But with an enduring faith in God and an unbounded entrepreneurial spirit, St. Joseph Drugstore has grown from a small, regional-based drugstore operation to a promising national chain store. Starting with three employees in a 3.5 meters store frontage, St. Joseph Drugstore has seen its reach spread all across Luzon, from the far confines of the Ilocos Region and La Union, to the upper reaches of Baguio City and the Cordilleras and today to the vast plains of Central Luzon.
United by this common vision and motivated by the same mission, St. Joseph Drugstore has laid out this blueprint for success as it meets the uncertainties and challenges that the drugstore industry today is faced with. Recognizing the enormity of competition offered by both local and national drugstore players as well as the disruptions brought about by socio-economic realities and the increasing cost of health needs of its customers, St. Joseph Drugstore has put to the fore excellent and quality customer service as the way forward. By focusing on its customers' needs and reminding employees of the consequential role they play in the process, the company expects that this singleness of purpose will harness and focus all company energy towards becoming Number One in every area it operates.