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RRD awarded new marketing services agreement with Sobeys

RRD awarded new marketing services agreement with Sobeys

CHICAGO — R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (RRD)  announced a major new agreement with Sobeys, one of Canada’s largest retailers and a leading grocer.  Sobeys provides food shopping needs for Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods, and Lawtons Drugs,

Rx rewards nixed by Alberta court

EDMONTON, Alberta — An Alberta court has rebuffed Sobeys Inc.’s efforts to quash an Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) ban on loyalty rewards for prescription drug purchases. The Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a decision against the proposed ban last year. In that ruling, the court found no evidence of actual or potential harm to

Sobeys rejected in bid for Rx rewards in Alberta

Sobeys rejected in bid for Rx rewards in Alberta

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — A court in Alberta has closed the book on efforts by Sobeys Inc.’s to remove a ban on loyalty rewards for prescription drug purchases by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP). The Canadian food and drug retailer said the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a decision against the ban last year

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

Sobeys promotes pharmacy chief Vivek Sood to bigger role

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and chief executive

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

Sobeys’ Vivek Sood takes new post at Empire Co.

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Vivek Sood, pharmacy chief at Sobeys Inc., has been appointed executive vice president of related businesses at the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent, Empire Co. Ltd. In his new role, Sood will oversee the company’s pharmacy, wholesale, fuel, convenience and liquor businesses and report to Michael Medline, president and CEO

Michael Medline becomes new CEO for Sobeys

Michael Medline becomes new CEO for Sobeys

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Michael Medline has joined Empire Co. and its food and drug retail subsidiary Sobeys Inc. as president and chief executive officer. Empire said the appointment of Medline, who also joins its board of directors, is effective immediately. He takes the reins from François Vimard, who has served as interim CEO since last summer

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

Loblaw, SDM rejoin Neighbourhood Pharmacies

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos., which as Canada’s largest food and drug retailer operates the Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw chains, is rejoining the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, the nation’s retail pharmacy trade group. Neighbourhood Pharmacies said Friday that Loblaw/Shoppers Drug Mart is returning to the association’s membership in time for one of the group’s

Poulin steps down as CEO at Sobeys

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Marc Poulin has resigned as president and chief executive officer of Sobeys Inc. and the Canadian grocery chain’s parent company, Empire Co. His departure, announced by Empire’s board, came just days after Empire reported a $2.13 billion (Canadian) net loss for its 2016 financial year. The setback was mainly attributed to

Sobeys loses appeal of ban on pharmacy rewards

Sobeys loses appeal of ban on pharmacy rewards

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected an appeal by Sobeys Inc. to permit British Columbia consumers to collect rewards points on pharmacy purchases. The decision reversed a judgment by the Supreme Court of British Columbia two years ago that struck down bylaws of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

Chief executive of Sobeys steps down

Chief executive of Sobeys steps down

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia  — Marc Poulin has left his posts as president and chief executive officer of Sobeys Inc. and the Canadian food and drug retailer’s parent company, Empire Co. His sudden departure, announced by Empire’s board on Friday, comes just over a week after Empire reported a $2.13 billion net loss for its 2016

McKesson Canada contributes to Alberta wildfire relief

McKesson Canada contributes to Alberta wildfire relief

MONTREAL — McKesson Canada is making a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross through the McKesson Foundation to aid victims of the wildfires in northern Alberta. The pharmacy retailer and distributor said this week that the McKesson Foundation also will match employee donations to wildfire relief efforts, up to a maximum of $2,500 per

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

Battle to build scale is now a global contest

  McKesson Corp.’s agreement to acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group is notable in several respects. The transaction alters the balance of power in the Canadian pharmacy market. In addition, it offers confirmation, if any were needed, of the relentless drive among major players in the sector to increase their scale and, in the process,