May 24, 2012

Following the Senate’s defeat of a proposal that would have permitted “personal importation” of prescription drug medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores lauded the Senate’s decision to support patient safety.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

May 3, 2012

A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

May 1, 2012

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Kmart, expects to make a profit of between $155 million and $195 million in first quarter 2012, compared with a $165 million loss in first quarter 2011, the company said Tuesday.

May 1, 2012

SpyRu is set to launch this month its new line of high-protein, low-calorie beverages.

April 20, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has sold 56 million of its approximately 234.4 million shares in Rite Aid, the company said Friday.

April 17, 2012

A U.S. drug maker has made a deal with a Swiss company to manufacture and sell a new osteoporosis treatment in North America.

March 30, 2012

The news that Target has revealed the locations of its first 12 stores in Quebec is just one more reminder that the competition in Canada is really going to heat up.

March 29, 2012

Target has revealed the locations of its first 12 stores in Quebec.

March 20, 2012

Beauty brand L'Oréal Paris has signed on as a major sponsor and official beauty partner of the Toronto International Film Festival and will roll out an array of programs designed to provide the ultimate Hollywood Red Carpet beauty experience to festival goers and fashion followers across Canada.

March 5, 2012

Patients in Canada increasingly are tapping into the healthcare knowledge, expertise and services available at their local pharmacy, with many of them talking to their pharmacist about one or more healthcare issues other than filling a prescription, according to the findings of a new Nielsen survey commissioned by the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores.

February 16, 2012

Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

February 8, 2012

Walmart isn’t about to let the grass grow under its feet in Canada.

February 3, 2012

The move by Katz Group to shed its independent and franchise businesses marks a shift in the Canadian market and likely sets the stage for even more changes north of the border. And while it remains unclear just how the pharmacy retail landscape in Canada will look in the years ahead, what is clear is that the winds of change are blowing, and industry eyes will remain fixed on the Canadian market, perhaps now more than ever.

January 31, 2012

In an effort to strengthen its focus on its corporate-owned Rexall and Rexall/Pharma Plus store network, Katz Group Canada has signed a definitive agreement to sell its banner pharmacy business, Drug Trading, and its franchise pharmacy business, Medicine Shoppe Canada, to McKesson for about CAD $920 million in cash.

January 31, 2012

Target on Monday announced it will seek independent pharmacists to own and operate the pharmacies in its stores in Canada.

January 30, 2012

Toronto-based Jamieson Labs will be attempting to parlay its dietary supplement success in the Canadian marketplace into the U.S. market, according to Jamieson executives presenting at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference in Atlanta in January.

January 27, 2012

Just a few weeks after unveiling the locations of its first 24 stores in Canada, Target released an expanded list of stores that will debut in 2013.

January 26, 2012

Integrity Health Products is bringing a line of diet aids from Canada, specifically targeting women between the ages of 30 and 50 years, to the U.S. market.

January 17, 2012

A product exclusively designed for breast-fed babies has made its U.S. debut.

January 17, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart are launching a nationwide program that makes it more convenient for Canadians to bank and earn rewards at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix locations throughout the country.

January 16, 2012

Mintel Group, a supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has named Katie Gross as VP beauty and personal care division for the United States and Canada, based in Chicago.

January 6, 2012

Target revealed Thursday the locations of the first 24 Canadian stores.