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Shoppers Drug Mart hones its loyalty program

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) is getting more personal with its loyalty program. The Canadian drug chain, part of Loblaw Cos., has enhanced its Shoppers Optimum loyalty program with a new platform designed to bring a personalized digital experience. The new offering is called “My Optimum. My Rewards.” It includes an enhanced SDM app

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

TORONTO — Erik Botines has joined Rexall as vice president of pharmacy. The Canadian drug chain said Botines comes to the company from Shoppers Drug Mart, where he held senior management positions and was responsible for pharmacy business development, pricing and patient services. At Rexall, Botines will lead pharmacy programs and initiatives, pharmacy category management, and

Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Alberta offer flu screenings

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta have begun providing in-store flu screenings, which the drug chain calls a first for Canadian pharmacies. The Canadian drug chain said Monday that patients can go to any of its 147 stores in Alberta and be screened for influenza A or B using a new flu screening

Jean Coutu breaks ground on new HQ site

LONGUEUIL, Quebec — Jean Coutu Group has begun construction of its new headquarters and distribution center in Varennes, Quebec. The Canadian drug chain broke ground on the 3.4 million-square-foot site Friday in a ceremony attended by chairman Jean Coutu, president and chief executive officer François Coutu, and other company executives, as well as Varennes mayor