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Shoppers Drug Mart expands beauty offering with clinic launch

Shoppers Drug Mart expands beauty offering with clinic launch

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

Loblaw sales, earnings slip in fourth quarter

Loblaw sales, earnings slip in fourth quarter

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

Jeff Leger named Shoppers Drug Mart president

Jeff Leger named Shoppers Drug Mart president

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

Loblaw Cos. shifts to single loyalty program

Loblaw Cos. shifts to single loyalty program

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

McKesson closes acquisition of Rexall Health

McKesson closes acquisition of Rexall Health

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.

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

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

Retailer of the Year honorees receive awards

Retailer of the Year honorees receive awards

NEW YORK — Racher Press Inc., the publisher of  Mass Market Retailers and Chain Drug Review, presented its 2015 Retailer of the Year awards last evening in New York City. The annual event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channel to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time

Loblaw wins global retail award

Loblaw wins global retail award

BRAMPTON, Ontario — One plus one equaled three when Loblaw Cos. acquired Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM). The 2014 merger made two strong companies stronger, creating a retailer peerlessly oriented around health, wellness and convenience. The pharmacy and beauty expertise of Canada’s No. 1 drug chain, blended with the capabilities of the country’s top grocer, have