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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

Rexall makes no-Rx naloxone available chainwide

Rexall makes no-Rx naloxone available chainwide

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Rexall has rolled out naloxone kits to all 446 of its drug stores across Canada. The drug chain, part of McKesson Canada, said the opioid overdose antidote is available to patients without a prescription. Rexall pharmacists have received enhanced training to help educate patients, family members and friends about the risks related

Rx Drug Mart lands financing to grow pharmacy network

Rx Drug Mart lands financing to grow pharmacy network

MONTREAL — Startup Canadian drug chain Rx Drug Mart Inc. has obtained financing to fuel its growth strategy. BDC Capital said Monday that it has closed a $10 million minority equity investment in Toronto-based Rx Drug Mart (RxDM), alongside Persistence Capital Partners (PCP) and RxDM’s other existing shareholders. The equity investment finances RxDM’s acquisition of

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 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

Rexall asks patients to share Rx experiences

TORONTO — To mark Pharmacist Awareness Month, Rexall is launching its third annual #MyRexallPharmacist campaign. Beginning March 1 and continuing through the month, Canadians are invited to share a positive experience with their Rexall pharmacist on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MyRexallPharmacist or by visiting myrexallpharmacist.ca. By sharing their story, Canadians will have a chance

Rexall spotlights pharmacists in social media campaign

Rexall spotlights pharmacists in social media campaign

TORONTO — Rexall is taking to social media to mark Pharmacist Awareness Month with its third annual #MyRexallPharmacist campaign. The Canadian drug chain said Wednesday that through March 31, customers can share a positive experience with a Rexall pharmacist on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by using the hashtag #MyRexallPharmacist or by going online to the

Pfizer Canada, Rexall see med sync as adherence aid

Pfizer Canada, Rexall see med sync as adherence aid

KIRKLAND, Quebec — Pfizer Canada has partnered with Canadian drug chain Rexall on its OneStopMeds medication synchronization program. Pfizer said Wednesday that through the med sync program, launched by Rexall in January, it aims to work with the drug chain to help improve medication adherence and health outcomes for patients taking multiple chronic medications. Patients

Rexall debuts medication synchronization program

Rexall debuts medication synchronization program

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Rexall has launched a medication synchronization program for 445 of its pharmacies across Canada. Called OneStopMeds, the med sync program is powered by Ateb’s Time My Meds solution. Rexall said Monday that it’s the first retail pharmacy in Canada to offer this service to patients in multiple provinces. To participate in the

Rexall CFO Driscoll to leave for new job

Rexall CFO Driscoll to leave for new job

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Sharon Driscoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Rexall/Katz Group Canada Ltd., is leaving the company to join Ritchie Bros., an industrial equipment auctioneer. Ritchie Bros. said Friday that Driscoll is set to start at the company on July 6 as chief financial officer. Driscoll served as executive vice

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

Rexall appoints Schreiber as chief executive

EDMONTON, Alberta – Former Shoppers Drug Mart chief executive officer Jürgen Schreiber has been named CEO of Rexall Health, a newly formed banner under the Katz Group. Rexall said Thursday that Schreiber, who joins the company from Edcon Group, South Africa’s largest nonfood retailer, is slated to take the helm as CEO in August. In

Airware’s Air products to hit shelves at Rexall

Airware’s Air products to hit shelves at Rexall

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Airware Labs Corp. has landed retail distribution at Katz Group Pharmacies Inc.’s 460 Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus drug stores in central and western Canada. Airware said Wednesday that the Rexall stores will carry its Air Allergy, Air Sleep Snore, Air Decongest and Air Breathe over-the-counter products, which address such issues as airborne bacteria and viruses,

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

Rexall appoints vice president of pharmacy

TORONTO — Erik Botines has joined Rexall as vice president of pharmacy. The Canadian drug chain said Botines comes to the company from Shoppers Drug Mart, where he held senior management positions and was responsible for pharmacy business development, pricing and patient services. At Rexall, Botines will lead pharmacy programs and initiatives, pharmacy category management, and

Retailers embrace PharmaSmart BP station

PharmaSmart International continues to expand retail deployments of its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform. This week, the company reported that the technology will be rolled out to the pharmacies of regional food and drug chain Brookshire Grocery Co. in Texas. Other retail pharmacy operators using PharmaSmart’s technology include Rexall (see video above),