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Clint Mahlman

London Drugs offering shelf space to local small businesses impacted by COVID-19

London Drugs offering shelf space to local small businesses impacted by COVID-19

RICHMOND, B.C. – London Drugs is offering up shelf space in select stores to local small businesses who have had to close their doors due to COVID-19. Beginning March 28, small businesses in Western Canada are welcome to submit products for consideration. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business reports that only 21% of small businesses in

Retailers respond to COVID-19: London Drugs

Retailers respond to COVID-19: London Drugs

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. London Drugs of Richmond, British Columbia, has been responding significantly to the COVID-19 crisis. In Canada, food and pharmacy retail is deemed an essential service, and the government requires the stores to stay open. That creates

London Drugs expands COVID-19 support programs

London Drugs expands COVID-19 support programs

RICHMOND, B.C.– London Drugs is expanding its community support program launched a few weeks ago, to continue to help more seniors and vulnerable individuals who are self isolating. Starting in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley with potential expansion to more areas, a new collaboration with United Way connects ready and willing volunteers with vulnerable

London Drugs distributing Girl Guide cookies in stores, online amid COVID-19 outbreak

London Drugs distributing Girl Guide cookies in stores, online amid COVID-19 outbreak

RICHMOND, B.C. – Upon learning of the challenges Girl Guides of Canada now face with 800,000 boxes of cookies needing to be sold to support ongoing programs in B.C. amid COVID-19 concerns, London Drugs is extending a helping hand. As of Wednesday afternoon, residents in British Columbia’s lower mainland will begin to see Girl Guide

London Drugs to open location in “Beach District” 

London Drugs to open location in “Beach District” 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – London Drugs will host the grand opening of its new location at Vancouver House at Pacific and Howe on Friday, February 7th, marking the first retail store opening in the ‘Beach District’; the emerging waterfront neighborhood located at the base of the Granville Street Bridge. The 12,108 square foot London Drugs was

London Drugs takes wraps off small-format store

London Drugs takes wraps off small-format store

CALGARY, Alberta — London Drugs has opened its first “grab and go” urban store here under the LDExpress banner. Located in Calgary’s Venator Building with direct access to Scotia Centre, the 4,000-square-foot store is a condensed version of a typical London Drugs outlet. It has a full-service pharmacy, space for two customer service specialists and

London Drugs, Loblaw aid in B.C. wildfire relief effort

London Drugs, Loblaw aid in B.C. wildfire relief effort

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — London Drugs and Loblaw Cos., including its Shoppers Drug Mart chain, are collecting donations and pitching in supplies to help residents affected by wildfires raging around south-central British Columbia. The province announced a state of emergency on Friday because of the wildfires, and as of Wednesday there were more than 180

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

London Drugs launches LDExpress format

CALGARY, Alberta — London Drugs has opened a small-box, convenience-focused format called LDExpress. Located on Stephen Avenue in Calgary’s Venator Building, LDExpress is described by London Drugs as a “grab-and-go,” “hypercondensed” version of the western Canada drug chain’s stores. Besides a pharmacy and traditional front-end sections, many London Drugs stores also house a large consumer

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

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 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 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