May 2, 2014

Canadian grocer Loblaw, which recently acquired pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart, is sharpening its focus on health and wellness, and envisions pharmacists one day serving as nutrition experts, according to a Financial Post article.

April 30, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Jean Coutu Group posted a lift in fourth-quarter revenues and net profits, demonstrating a “solid performance” in a highly competitive retail environment, the company stated on Wednesday.

April 30, 2014

L'Oréal Canada has announced the appointment of Stéphane Bérubé as chief marketing officer.

April 24, 2014

Target is encouraging its patients in Canada to turn to their Target pharmacist for answers and advice on how to manage their allergy symptoms this spring.

April 15, 2014

Prosonix, a speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled respiratory medicines by Design, on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a global licensing agreement with Mylan for its leading inhaled respiratory products, PSX1001 and PSX1050.

March 21, 2014

Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart have announced that the Competition Bureau has approved Loblaw's acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, and the acquisition is expected to close March 28.

March 20, 2014

Johnny Appleseed, a new brand from Anheuser-Busch, announced that its Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider will debut on store shelves beginning April 7.

March 18, 2014

Last year, $29.3 billion was spent on prescription drugs in Canada, but the annual growth rate was the second-lowest in more than 20 years, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released earlier this month.

March 13, 2014

The epilepsy therapeutics market value in the eight major countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan — will increase from $3.4 billion in 2012 to $4.5 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9%, according to a new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research.

March 3, 2014

"The problem [of counterfeit medicines] is so big, disperse and complex that it requires a sweeping coordinated global response," wrote Scott LaGanga, executive director of the Partnership for Safe Medicines and SVP public affairs and advocacy for PhRMA in a blog published by The Hill on Saturday.

February 10, 2014

Loblaw Cos. has reportedly pulled the plug on its Nutshell health and wellness store concept as it shifts its focus to the purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart, according to a local news report.

February 6, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted an increase in fourth-quarter sales driven by gains at the front end and strength in prescription count growth.

February 3, 2014

L’Oréal Canada’s Javier San Juan has been appointed president of Latin America Hispanic Zone and president of L’Oréal Mexico, the beauty company has announced.

January 29, 2014

Target plans to carry on its Canadian expansion this year with nine additional stores, the majority of which will open in Ontario, although the retailer plans to open single stores in Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

January 16, 2014

Easton Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced it is speeding up negotiations with an Ontario-based company toward forming a possible investment/partnership toward their medical marijuana initiatives, which includes participating in their government application for both a growers and distributorship license in Canada and other possible international initiatives.

January 9, 2014

The Jean Coutu Group posted a boost in third-quarter net profits as revenues decreased largely because of the growth in generic drug prescriptions.

December 27, 2013

Despite concerns about the performance of its new Canadian division expressed in the wake of its third-quarter earnings last month, Target said it received quite a lot of shoppers on Boxing Day.

December 27, 2013

Regulators in Canada have given a maker of health kiosks the green light to start marketing its products there.

December 20, 2013

Kao — whose brands include Jergens, Biore and John Frieda — has announced several executive appointments, including the appointment of Paul Nunnari as president of Kao Canada, effective Jan. 1.

December 19, 2013

Endo announced Thursday that regulatory waiting periods in the United States and Canada related to its plans to acquire a Montreal-based drug maker have been terminated.

December 12, 2013

Pharmacists have the ability to significantly increase vaccination rates in Canada and save the healthcare system money by reducing the number of hospitalizations due to complications from the flu, according to a new report developed by Shoppers Drug Mart.

December 10, 2013

David Cheesewright has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

December 6, 2013

Caprina, the newest introduction by Canus, a manufacturer of goat's milk skin care products, became available in Publix stores earlier this year and now the brand is looking to hold in-store demos to educate shoppers on the benefits of goat’s milk.

December 2, 2013

Canada's Jean Coutu Group is helping to bolster holiday sales with the launch of its "e-store window" inside the Longueuil Metro Station. Commuters will be able to shop a wall of deals using their smartphones with delivery before Dec. 24.

It's not really an example of thinking outside the box, as much as it's eliminating the concept of a box altogether. It's an extension of the Jean Coutu brand name into a space typically associated with billboard-style advertising, only stoppers-by can shop the space as easily as they do in the store or online.