May 6, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart helped fuel Loblaw’s first quarter as the company continues to implement best-of-breed practices across its network.

April 27, 2015

Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch and apparel for mom.

April 22, 2015

At more than twice the size of a typical drug store, London Drugs outlets offer shoppers in Canada’s four westernmost provinces one of the trade class’ most extensive selection of products.

April 22, 2015

The Jean Coutu Group provides shoppers in three Canadian provinces with what has become a hallmark of 21st century drug store retailing.

April 22, 2015

It has been a year since Loblaw Co. completed its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4 billion deal that created a retailing powerhouse.

April 21, 2015

A majority of consumers are spending savings from lower fuel prices to buy groceries. According to the new “Why? Behind the Buy” report from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 72% of shoppers ages 18 to 34 years will spend fuel savings on groceries.

 

April 7, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart has identified that a number of patients in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba received expired birth control medication called Alesse 21 between March 16 and April 1, 2015.

March 31, 2015

A new survey conducted by Marketforce International sent mystery shoppers into over 650 stores across 63 retailers.

March 10, 2015

"As my son and I visited colleges over the past year, it occurred to me that the process he was going through was not dissimilar to how consumers may approach the selection of their preferred pharmacy setting," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog entry. 

February 26, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart sees a lift same-store sales and helps fuel Loblaw's fourth quarter results.

February 13, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is planning to expand its fresh foods pilot.

February 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is now testing the sale of fresh foods, according to published reports.

 

January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 5, 2015

A Shoppers Drug Mart in British Columbia’s Port Alberni has decided to stop selling tobacco products, according to a local news report.

 

January 5, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta can now offer flu screenings in store — a first for Canadian pharmacies.

December 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored-value services.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 17, 2014

CVS has developed an omnichannel strategy for this holiday season. The retailer is focused on targeting customers online, on mobile and in stores.

 

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 4, 2014

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has received approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada to purchase two Shoppers Drug Mart stores — one in Sechelt, British Columbia and the other in Devon, Alberta.

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

November 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is looking to help customers save big this Black Friday with great deals and rewards on holiday gifts and essentials and, new this year, is an Online Gift Guide.

November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 12, 2014

Canada’s Loblaw posted double-digit revenue gains during the third quarter fueled by the solid performance of Shoppers Drug Mart, which was acquired in the second quarter.