Henry Sy is a Chinese Filipino an ambitious man that lead him to richness, at his young age he wanted to be rich and engaged in many businesses but most of them failed.He never stop of dreaming and looking for a good business until he come up with a Shoe Store.
At first getting customer is his very hard struggle, until he noticed the Mercury Drug Store that at the moment has many customers coming in and out, Henry Sy approached the owner and asked if he can rent a small space for his small business but sadly the owner declined his request.
With what had happened Henry promised to himself to never let anyone embarrassed him,including the Mercury Drug Store, not to step into is life once he become rich.
Fortunately Mr. Sy made his dream come true by having his first ever SM Mall in November 1972 at Quiapo Manila.
That's the main reason why we couldn't find Mercury Drug in all SM Store, rather we observed Watson as an alternative.