Martin & Pleasance

Martin & Pleasance

Martin & Pleasance has a longstanding history, with its origins dating as far back as 1855. Scroll down to see the key events of our history and how our business has continued to evolve with the passing of time.

1855

Where the story of Martin & Pleasance began – founded by Homeopath Mr Kinder in 1855 when he opened his homeopathic pharmacy at 85 Collins Street, Melbourne. Their portfolio consisted Schussler Tissue Salts & Herbal Creams.

1860

M Edward Gould bought the homeopathic pharmacy from Mr Kinder in 1860, renaming the business to ‘Gould & Son’.

1860

M Edward Gould bought the homeopathic pharmacy from Mr Kinder in 1860, renaming the business to ‘Gould & Son’.

1878

Medically training Charles Pleasance joined forces with Mr Martin in 1878, at which time they renamed the pharmacy Martin & Pleasance. Mr Pleasance was of English heritage and would go on to be the first elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Mr Pleasance would go on to be the sole owner of the business in 1886.

2011

Next to join the Martin & Pleasance family was perhaps their most iconic brand Vital, with 2 products under the brand, Vital Greens now Vital All-In-One and Vital Protein.

2016

Martin & Pleasance formed a joint venture with Pauling Labs in Canada to launch Ener-C.

2019

Organic Formulations, a range of natural organic personal care & home care products, joined Martin & Pleasance.