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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 debuts new Vancouver store

London Drugs debuts new Vancouver store

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Earlier this month, London Drugs hosted the grand opening of its new location at Vancouver House, 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 store was designed to support the immediate needs of

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

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also

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

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

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