Report: Shoppers Drug Mart to test fresh produce sales

TORONTO, Ontario — Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, which was acquired earlier this year by grocer Loblaw Cos., is looking to test the sale of fresh produce beginning in September, according to a Toronto Star report.

The Canadian pharmacy retailer has been expanding since 2003 the amount and variety of food it sells and, since 2008, has been adding more convenience foods, the article stated. However, the pilot, which officially kicks off Sept. 20 in six Toronto stores, will no doubt help it better compete with such rivals as Walmart and Target.

Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart announced about a year ago the definitive agreement under which Loblaw would acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 billion in cash and stock. The deal closed in March.

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