TORONTO — Canada is aging, with nearly 1,000 citizens a day turning 65, says Scott Wilks, vice president of Shoppers Home Health Care and Wellwise at Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM). And for the first time more Canadians are over 65 than under 15. To serve these older Canadians better, SDM has opened its second Wellwise,
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
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
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart is recasting the shopping experience for seniors with a new store format dubbed Wellwise. The Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart outlet caters to the needs of aging Canadians who don’t want an “old person’s store,” said Theresa Firestone, senior vice president of health care businesses at SDM. Shopping for the
TORONTO — Shoppers Home Health Care, the home health care retail arm of Shoppers Drug Mart, is selling some assets of its lifts and elevating business to Prism Medical Ltd., a provider of mobility equipment and services. Prism said Monday thatit’s acquiring inventory and equipment from Shoppers Home Health Care in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.