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McKesson Canada

RxSafe partnering with McKesson Canada

RxSafe partnering with McKesson Canada

SAN DIEGO — RxSafe has announced a partnership with McKesson Canada to bring blister card-filling automation to the U.S. retail pharmacy market. Designed by McKesson Canada, the BlistAssist system is an innovative software-driven solution that improves the manual preparation and verification of single- or multi-med blister cards. Under the agreement with McKesson Canada, RxSafe will

Rexall to shutter 40 stores

Rexall to shutter 40 stores

TORONTO — McKesson Canada’s  Rexall chain is closing 40 outlets in Ontario and Western Canada, nearly one-tenth of its total store base, according to a memo sent to company employees. The closings come about a year and a half after San Francisco-based McKesson Corp.  finalized the purchase of Rexall Health. They take place amid a challenging

McKesson Canada fills Uniprix retail post

SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec — Alain Arel has been named president of Uniprix and Proxim, both of which are owned by McKesson Canada. The acquisition of 330-store Uniprix by McKesson Canada was completed this month. Proxim, with over 2,000 pharmacies, including more than 275 in Quebec, represents the largest network of independent pharmacist-owners in Canada. Arel will

McKesson closes Uniprix acquisition

McKesson closes Uniprix acquisition

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Corp., through its McKesson Canada subsidiary, has finalized its acquisition of Quebec drug chain Uniprix. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Also on Wednesday, McKesson Canada appointed Proxim president Alain Arel as president of Uniprix and Proxim, effective immediately. Philippe Duval, president and CEO of Uniprix, will continue in

Newlands Campbell is new Rexall president

Newlands Campbell is new Rexall president

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — McKesson Canada chief executive officer Domenic Pilla recently announced that Beth Newlands Campbell has been appointed president of the Rexall drug chain. Her vast retail experience includes 27 years with Delhaize America and more recent work with Canadian food retailer Sobeys Inc. “The retail pharmacy industry faces many challenges. Competitive dynamics, regulatory

McKesson Canada names president of Rexall

McKesson Canada names president of Rexall

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Sobeys Inc. executive Beth Newlands Campbell is joining McKesson Canada as president of Rexall Drugstore. McKesson Canada said Friday that Newlands Campbell, most recently president of the Atlantic/Ontario business unit at Sobeys, is slated to start in her new post at Rexall on Aug. 8. As Rexall’s president, Newlands Campbell will lead

McKesson Canada to divest 27 Rexall drug stores

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Corp. is selling 27 Rexall drug stores to Rx Drug Mart under a consent agreement with the Competition Bureau of Canada for its $2.2 billion (Canadian) acquisition of Rexall Health. The Competition Bureau said last month that it has approved Rx Drug Mart, a Toronto-based independent pharmacy network, as the

Uniprix shareholders OK acquisition by McKesson Canada

Uniprix shareholders OK acquisition by McKesson Canada

MONTREAL — Shareholders of Uniprix Group have given the green light for the Quebec drug chain to be acquired by McKesson Canada. Uniprix said late Tuesday that at a meeting in Drummondville, Quebec, 95% of Uniprix shareholders approved McKesson Canada’s bid to acquire all outstanding shares of Uniprix. McKesson Canada unveiled the deal to buy

McKesson Canada to buy Uniprix

McKesson Canada to buy Uniprix

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Canada has agreed to purchase 380-store suburban Montreal-based Uniprix. Terms of the deal, which will lift McKesson Canada’s store count over the 2,500 mark, were not disclosed. The acquisition is a natural step for two companies with deep roots in Quebec that have a long history of working together to

McKesson Canada to acquire Uniprix

McKesson Canada to acquire Uniprix

ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Canada has reached an agreement to buy Quebec drug chain Uniprix. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The companies said Wednesday that, under the agreement, McKesson Canada would acquire all outstanding shares of Uniprix, pending approval by shareholders and the Competition Bureau of Canada, as well as other closing conditions.

Peoples Drug Mart shuts down

Peoples Drug Mart shuts down

BURNABY, British Columbia — Peoples Drug Mart has ceased operations as a pharmacy group. The network’s independently owned 45 drug stores will operate under new banners, said Mark Dickson, who was Peoples’ interim chief executive officer. Dickson blamed the group’s demise after 41 years on the continued squeeze on pharmacy margins across Canada. Coping with

McKesson Canada names Domenic Pilla as CEO

TORONTO — Domenic Pilla has been appointed chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. Pilla now guides Canada’s largest distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and oversees the integration of Rexall Health, which McKesson Canada acquired in late ­December. McKesson Canada picked up about 470 retail pharmacies in the Rexall deal. Pilla reports to Paul Julian,

Domenic Pilla tabbed as McKesson Canada CEO

Domenic Pilla tabbed as McKesson Canada CEO

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO — McKesson Corp. has closed its $2.1 billion (U.S.) acquisition of Canadian drug chain Rexall Health and hired Domenic Pilla as chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. McKesson said late Wednesday that Pilla is slated to take the reins as McKesson Canada CEO on Jan. 3. In the role, he will

McKesson Canada taps Keays as president

MONTREAL — Sixteen-year company veteran Paula Keays has been promoted to president of McKesson Canada. Keays had been senior vice president of pharmaceutical distribution and operations. She fills the vacancy that was created by the late-summer departure of Alain Champagne, who joined sales training and development firm Optimé International as a partner and chief executive