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London Drugs

London Drugs opens its first optical center

London Drugs opens its first optical center

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Optical London Drugs made its debut last month inside a remodeled London Drugs store here. The full-service optical clinic has licensed optometrists on the premises. Plans call for other Optical London Drugs sites to be announced in the coming weeks. “At London Drugs we are always looking for new and

Veteran London Drugs exec honored

TORONTO — The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) honored industry veterans John Tse and Jaiveer Singh during its chairman’s dinner event at the Pharmacy, Health and Beauty Expo 2017. Tse, a longtime London Drugs executive who left the company this year, received the Len Marks Pharmacy Advancement Award. Singh, chief executive officer of

London Drugs program supports immigrant families

London Drugs program supports immigrant families

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has launched #Welcoming150, a program and donation drive to support 150 new Canadian families who left their country of origin, including because of unsafe conditions. The western Canada drug chain said customers can visit their local London Drugs to learn about the families adopted by that store and donate

London Drugs’ John Tse honored with pharmacy award

London Drugs’ John Tse honored with pharmacy award

TORONTO — Longtime London Drugs executive John Tse has been named the 2017 recipient of the Len Marks Pharmacy Advancement Award by the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies). A 25-year Canadian retail pharmacy veteran, Tse has spent 10 years at London Drugs, which has 78 stores in western Canada, serving most recently vice president

London Drugs opens its first optical clinic

London Drugs opens its first optical clinic

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — London Drugs has launched its first optical clinic, featuring licensed optometrists, with the grand opening of a new concept store at the Park Royal shopping center in West Vancouver. The western Canada drug chain said Friday that the full-service optical center, called Optical London Drugs, stems from a partnership between

London Drugs gets closer to zero waste

London Drugs gets closer to zero waste

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs had another record year for waste diversion in 2016. The 78-store, western Canada drug chain said its continuous sustainability efforts resulted in 92.8% waste diversion totaling 12.5 million pounds  diverted from city landfills across Canada. Each year, these stores come closer to their goal of reaching zero waste. “We thrive on

London Drugs COO Mahlman gets Retailer of Year honors

London Drugs COO Mahlman gets Retailer of Year honors

TORONTO — Clint Mahlman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of London Drugs, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year as part of the Retail Council of Canada’s Excellence in Retail Awards. The Retail Council of Canada said Thursday that Mahlman and London Drugs are recognized by their Canadian retail

London Drugs to hold Healthy Heart Clinics

London Drugs to hold Healthy Heart Clinics

RICHMOND, British Columbia — Next week, London Drugs plans to launch Healthy Heart Clinics at most of its stores to raise public awareness about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The western Canada drug chain said the Healthy Heart Clinic screenings, done in recognition of Heart Month, will be held Feb. 6 to March 23

London Drugs program donates life-saving vaccines

London Drugs program donates life-saving vaccines

RICHMOND, British Columbia — During its 2016-17 flu season vaccination drive, London Drugs also will be helping to protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases. Through a partnership with I Boost Immunity (IBI), a Canada-based online immunization advocacy network, London Drugs will donate a life-saving vaccine to UNICEF Canada for every flu shot administered

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

Shoppers Drug Mart eyes dispensing of medical marijuana

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has confirmed media reports that it’s proceeding with plans to provide medical marijuana to patients, with guidance from a pharmacist. Canada’s largest drug chain, part of Loblaw Cos., has applied to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana strictly for the purposes of distributing it, according to spokeswoman Tammy Smitham.

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

London Drugs makes itself a flu shot destination

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs is spotlighting its pharmacies as a convenient place for Canadians to get a flu shot. The western Canada drug chain said the 2016-17 seasonal flu vaccine is available at all of its 78 stores. Patients can book appointments online or call a London Drugs pharmacy. All locations also offer

London Drugs introduces loyalty plan

London Drugs introduces loyalty plan

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has launched its first-ever loyalty program, called LDExtras. The Canadian drug chains said LDExtras is the “most tailored program in retail involving experiences and savings.” When customers visit London Drugs, whether in-store or online, they will begin capturing rewards from customized offers on products and services customers routinely purchase

London Drugs launches its first loyalty program

London Drugs launches its first loyalty program

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs has delved into the customer rewards arena with the launch of its first-ever loyalty program. Called LDExtras, the rewards program comes after a successful 15-month pilot on Vancouver Island, the western Canada drug chain said Wednesday. Customers earn rewards, or “Extras,” by shopping and purchasing eligible products, called “Visits,”

London Drugs in tune with vinyl records trend

London Drugs in tune with vinyl records trend

RICHMOND, British Columbia — London Drugs isn’t just one of Canada’s top retail pharmacies; it’s also a leading destination for consumer electronics — including music and, increasingly, vinyl records. London Drugs said it has steadily expanded its vinyl record selection in stores to between 400 and 500 titles, and several hundred additional titles are available

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