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Jeff Leger

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

Leger elaborates on wide-ranging initiatives at Shoppers

TORONTO — Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discussed recent developments at the company including the launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats with Chain Drug Review editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Woldt, in a video forum hosted by CDR and sister publication

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Video Forum: Jeff Leger, Shoppers Drug Mart

Jeff Leger, president of Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest drug chain, discusses recent developments at the company in this week’s Video Forum. The launch of Shoppers’ first freestanding health clinic, the retailer’s innovative home health care and beauty clinic formats, and the medical marijuana business are among the subjects covered.

Shoppers Drug Mart launches in-store virtual care service in B.C.

Shoppers Drug Mart launches in-store virtual care service in B.C.

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart and Canada’s leading virtual care provider, Maple, have launched in-store virtual care across British Columbia locations. Online doctor visits at Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies are covered by B.C.’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), just like in-person appointments. The virtual care service is intended to support British Columbians who may not have access to a family

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Shoppers Drug Mart

Retailers respond to COVID-19: Shoppers Drug Mart

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. As COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of Canadians, our stores have been deemed an essential service and have been asked to remain open during these very uncertain times. While there have obviously been a lot

Shoppers Drug Mart launches virtual care service

Shoppers Drug Mart launches virtual care service

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart, in partnership with technology platform Maple, has launched a virtual care service for patients to help relieve the current burden on the acute health care system, specifically emergency rooms and hospitals. Where virtual care is not funded by provincial governments, Shoppers will fund online physician consultations at no cost to

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Leger is Retailer of the Year

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Leger is Retailer of the Year

TORONTO — Jeff Leger began his career as a pharmacist, and what he learned then very much informs what he does now as president of Shoppers Drug Mart (Shoppers). “Pharmacy, other than the technical component, is really about customer service,” he says. “It’s about connecting with people and not just with the prescriptions — it’s

SDM expands medical cannabis online platform

SDM expands medical cannabis online platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its online platform for the sale of medical cannabis to include Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The service breaks down existing barriers for patients by providing convenient access to a broader range of options through a single source,

Shoppers Drug Mart launches ecommerce platform for medical cannabis

Shoppers Drug Mart launches ecommerce platform for medical cannabis

TORONTO —  Shoppers Drug Mart launched its online platform for the sale of medical cannabis, providing patients with a single, trusted source for all their cannabis therapy needs. The launch brings together Canada’s current ecommerce model for medical cannabis, with the expert advice and counsel from trusted healthcare professionals. “As trusted medication experts, pharmacists have an

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Loblaw gives promotions to Motz, Leger

Loblaw gives promotions to Motz, Leger

TORONTO — Jeff Leger has been appointed president of Shoppers Drug Mart, succeeding Mike Motz, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of SDM parent Loblaw Cos. Leger had previously served as executive vice president of pharmacy and health care for both Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart stores. Prior to that, he was senior

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

Ontario asks pharmacists to administer more vaccines

Ontario asks pharmacists to administer more vaccines

TORONTO — Continuing to expand pharmacies’ health care role, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will enable pharmacists to administer vaccines for 13 diseases in addition to seasonal influenza. Starting December 15, Ontario pharmacists can provide vaccinations for shingles (herpes zoster), chicken pox (varicella), hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus (HPV), haemophilus influenzae

Ontario expands pharmacists’ vaccine authority

Ontario expands pharmacists’ vaccine authority

TORONTO — Continuing to expand pharmacies’ health care role, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will enable pharmacists to administer vaccines for 13 diseases in addition to seasonal influenza. The ministry said Thursday that, starting Dec. 15, Ontario pharmacists will be able to give customers vaccinations for shingles (herpes zoster), chicken pox (varicella),