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Vegan drugstore brand, Cake Beauty, launches in U.S.

Vegan drugstore brand, Cake Beauty, launches in U.S.

TORONTO — Cult beauty favorite, Cake Beauty, an award-winning collection of vegan and cruelty-free hair care, body and bath products, will officially launch in U.S. retail chains in November. Following the Canadian brand’s acquisition by MAV Beauty Brands, Cake Beauty will expand internationally, beginning with offering a selection of hair care and body products in Rite

Pharmacy Quality Solutions expands to Canadian retail pharmacy

Pharmacy Quality Solutions expands to Canadian retail pharmacy

DURHAM, N.C. — Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) announced it will work with Loblaw Companies Limited, one of Canada’s largest retail pharmacy networks with Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPrix, Loblaw Pharmacy and DRUGStore Pharmacy and CENTRESante locations, to integrate the EQuIPP information management platform to facilitate pharmacy quality initiatives. PQS will provide pharmacy quality measurements and performance

An eventful quarter for SDM

An eventful quarter for SDM

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) reported strong financial results for the second quarter despite the impact of incremental health care reform measures and the full effect of changes to Canada’s minimum wage. Canada’s largest drug chain also marked the launch of the country’s largest online beauty destination and some notable store openings since

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart today unveiled a new e-commerce platform uniting a wide selection of the company’s mass market cosmetics with an already broad range of luxury beauty products. The new site — shoppersdrugmart.ca/beauty — is Canada’s largest online beauty shopping destination, providing shoppers with hundreds of mass and luxury private label and international

Shoppers Drug Mart opens new store at historic Yonge and Dundas location

Shoppers Drug Mart opens new store at historic Yonge and Dundas location

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart officially opened its doors today at Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas Square.  The new location is a unique reimagining of the space once occupied by the Hard Rock Cafe and Friar’s Tavern, offering consumers a refreshed design and a convenient and interactive retail experience while paying homage to its predecessor’s iconic

Loblaw reports solid results for first quarter

Loblaw reports solid results for first quarter

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 24, 2018. “In the face of external headwinds, we delivered solid results, increased dividends, continued share buybacks, and invested in our digital future,” said Galen Weston, chairman and chief executive officer, Loblaw Companies Limited. “As the retail landscape changes,

SDM inks medical marijuana supply pact

EDMONTON, Alberta — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) has expanded its access to medical marijuana products by entering into a supply agreement with Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora said that under the pact it will supply SDM with Aurora-branded medical cannabis products. The agreement is pending Health Canada’s approval of the pharmacy retailer’s application to be a

Shopping Drug Mart enlists medical cannabis supplier Aurora

Shopping Drug Mart enlists medical cannabis supplier Aurora

EDMONTON, Alberta — Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its access to medical marijuana products by entering a supply agreement with Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora said Tuesday that under the pact it will supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Aurora-branded medical cannabis products. The agreement is pending Health Canada’s approval of the pharmacy retailer’s application to be a

Wellwise website launched by SDM

TORONTO — Canada today is populated by more citizens over the age of 65 than under the age of 15, according to Statistics Canada. This seismic shift in the country’s demographics corresponds to a cultural shift, as Canadians are no longer content to let age dictate what they can and cannot do. Senior Canadians want

Shoppers Drug Mart has strong fiscal 2017 finish

Shoppers Drug Mart has strong fiscal 2017 finish

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Shoppers Drug Mart outperformed overall retail sales growth for parent Loblaw Cos. in the 2017 fourth quarter and fiscal year. Loblaw said Thursday that for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 30, Shoppers Drug Mart posted revenue of $3.17 billion (Canadian), up 3.8% from $3.06 billion a year earlier. Pharmacy sales totaled $1.42

Canadian drug chains to take hit from generic price cuts

Canadian drug chains to take hit from generic price cuts

TORONTO — Pharmacy operators across Canada will be hit hard by lower generic drug prices set to take effect this spring, said Metro Inc. chief executive officer Eric La Fleche. The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance — which represents the provincial, territorial and federal governments — and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced late last month that

Shoppers Drug Mart goes live with Wellwise.ca

Shoppers Drug Mart goes live with Wellwise.ca

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has followed up the debut of its Wellwise store format catering to seniors with the launch of a dedicated e-commerce site, Wellwise.ca. Canada’s largest drug chain said Wednesday that Wellwise.ca offers a wide selection of health and wellness products plus direct-to-home delivery. Items run the gamut from low-impact fitness gear, compression

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