Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has announced a pilot launch with SmileDirectClub, the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, to offer the brand’s signature SmileShop experience in two Ontario locations. Shoppers Drug Mart is the first pharmacy retailer in Canada to offer SmileShops, including an East Mall location in Etobicoke and
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart Thursday unveiled its first-ever Beauty Ice Palace — a dramatic pop-up ice castle — where shoppers this Valentine’s Day had the opportunity to step out of the cold and into some bold beauty looks outside their store on Yonge and Dundas Square. This store location, which opened in June, offers
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart will open a pilot store, the Beauty Clinic by Shoppers Drug Mart, dedicated to cosmetic dermatology services, the company said on Wednesday. Overseen by skilled and experienced nurse practitioners, the new clinic combines the expertise and high standards customers expect from Shoppers Drug Mart, with comfort and discretion in a
BRAMPTON, Ontario —Loblaw Cos. reported that its overall retail sales for the fourth quarter fell 1.2% to $10.72 billion (all figures Canadian), down from $10.85 billion a year earlier. Excluding the consolidation of franchises, retail sales were down 2% year over year, the company said. Food retail sales came in at $7.55 billion in the quarter ended
TORONTO — Jeff Leger has been named president of Shoppers Drug Mart, succeeding Mike Motz, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of SDM parent Loblaw Cos. Loblaw confirmed Leger’s appointment on Tuesday. He previously served as executive vice president of pharmacy and health care for both Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart stores. Prior
TORONTO — Next year, Loblaw Cos. plans to launch a unified customer loyalty program that joins the Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus plans of its Shoppers Drug Mart and supermarket chains. Called PC Optimum, the combined loyalty program will enable members to earn and redeem loyalty points across Loblaw’s network of nearly 2,500 grocery and
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) has developed a new store format called Wellwise that is designed to appeal to seniors who don’t want to shop at an “old person’s store.” The pilot store on Wicksteed Avenue in Toronto features bright lighting and vivid colors, instead of the beige decor typically associated with more clinical
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart is recasting the shopping experience for seniors with a new store format dubbed Wellwise. The Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart outlet caters to the needs of aging Canadians who don’t want an “old person’s store,” said Theresa Firestone, senior vice president of health care businesses at SDM. Shopping for the
SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO — McKesson Corp. has closed its $2.1 billion (U.S.) acquisition of Canadian drug chain Rexall Health and hired Domenic Pilla as chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. Earlier this month, McKesson gained clearance from the Competition Bureau of Canada to finalize the Rexall Health acquisition, which was announced in early March.
TORONTO — Loblaw Cos., which as Canada’s largest food and drug retailer operates the Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw chains, is rejoining the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the nation’s retail pharmacy trade group. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said Friday that Loblaw/Shoppers Drug Mart is returning to the association’s membership in time for one of the group’s
TORONTO — David Bloom, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Shoppers Drug Mart, died on Sept. 25 at age 76. Funeral services for Bloom, who served as Shoppers Drug Mart’s CEO for 18 years, are being held today at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel in Toronto. Bloom started at Shoppers Drug Mart in 1967