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Murray Koffler

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

Industry mourns SDM founder Murray Koffler, 93

Industry mourns SDM founder Murray Koffler, 93

TORONTO — Murray Koffler, who over 50 years ago founded what would become Canada’s largest drug chain, Shoppers Drug Mart, has died at age 93. Also a prominent philanthropist and businessman, Koffler passed away on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Koffler was born in Toronto in 1924. At age 17, he went on a