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Retail pharmacy loses one of its pioneers

Retail pharmacy loses one of its pioneers

With the death of Murray Koffler at the age of 93 earlier this month, one of the master builders of retail pharmacy passed from the scene. Beginning with two independent drug stores in Toronto that he inherited from his father, Koffler created Shoppers Drug Mart, long the dominant pharmacy chain in Canada — now with

Big V Drug Stores co-founder Tony Crncich dies

Big V Drug Stores co-founder Tony Crncich dies

WINDSOR, Ontario — Tony Crncich, co-founder of Ontario pharmacy chain Big V Drug Stores, passed away last week at age 87. Crncich, who launched Big V in Windsor, Ontario, 55 years ago with partner Mahlon Dyer, died on Oct. 18, the Windsor Star reported. After studying pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Crncich started his