Shopper's Drug Mart

More Canadian Employers Need To Cover Medical Marijuana

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jenna Valleriani

Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws recently made headlines by announcing they will cover medical cannabis for their employees. But the devil is always in the details. While these two chains should be praised for their progressive steps forward, we also need to ask who this coverage is provided for, how much is being covered, as well as how this fits with the overall long-term strategy to position pharmacies as the front-line dispensers of medical cannabis.

Shoppers Drug Mart Applies To Distribute Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

The pharmacy chain says it has requested a licence from the federal government.

Ottawa Run For Women Brings Smiles For High School Girls

Heather Wall | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

Physical activity makes us feel happy and more productive. We're more open to learning and more apt to share topics on a run than over a lunch. Perhaps the girls would learn a little more about themselves, be part of something bigger and take away tools to help them in their future.

I'm Paying It Forward By Running For Women's Mental Health

Heather Wall | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

Mental illness can interfere with everyday living such as parenting, work, eating, personal hygiene, decision making and school. Here's where I come in. I'm a runner and I've participated in this event with my girlfriends. I've also suffered postpartum depression and anxiety.

These Are Canada's Most Trusted Retailers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Business

Canadians tend to trust lower-priced retailers more.

Loblaws To Hire 20,000 As It Builds Dozens Of New Stores

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business

Plans to put up 50 new stores, renovate 150 others.

Tokers Drug Mart? Chain Eyes Selling Medical Marijuana

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Business

"Life" brand marijuana at a discount price? It could soon be reality.

‘Black People Are Thieves' Stereotype Costs Shoppers Drug Mart

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered Shoppers Drug Mart to pay $8,000 to a customer over racial discrimination. The tribunal ruled that...

I Never Thought I'd Lose My Husband to Cancer This Soon

Carrie Campbell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Carrie Campbell

Six weeks ago, when I thought about the Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, it had not even occurred to me that my husband wouldn't be waiting for us at the finish line. He was fighting so hard to conquer his very aggressive lymphoma and by all accounts it seemed he was at least in partial remission.

Finally! Shoppers Launches An Online Beauty Store

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Style

Canadians have a new beauty site at their fingertips.

I Was Naive About Cancer, Until This Happened

Carrie Campbell | Posted 07.31.2016 | Canada Impact
Carrie Campbell

We found out my husband, Mark, has two, six-centimetre tumours in his lower spine. This was a shock! My husband had an MRI in December 2014 that showed nothing in his lower spine. I am participating in the inaugural Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on Team Cancer Crusaders.

Rexall Nabs Former Shoppers Drug Mart CEO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Business

Former Shopper Drug Mart CEO Jurgen Schreiber is returning to Canada to head Rexall Health, the new banner for all of the Katz Group's health-related companies, including retail pharmacies.

Shoppers Drug Mart Sold Expired Birth Control

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Shoppers Drug Mart is urging women in Alberta to check the expiry date on their birth control medication as it may be expired.The retailer s...

I Couldn't Save My Mom From Cancer, So I Do This Instead

Thomas Rigatti | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Thomas Rigatti

Though cancer made me see my mom in her worst physical state, I will always remember her as a strong businesswoman and a dedicated banker. She was a woman who paved the way for many in my family who wanted to pursue traditionally male careers, encouraging them to chase their dreams and show the world that women are powerful, too.

Kick the Flu's Butt, Before It Kicks Yours

Victor Wong | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Victor Wong

Welcome to 2015 -- it's a new year! We all want the year ahead to be the best yet, but that's hard to do if you're feeling under the weather. One of the biggest health culprits during the new year is the flu. With all of the talk about flu shots in the fall, most people don't realize that there is a spike in flu activity in January and flu season goes all the way to April.

What I Learned This Week: Why Normal is a Necessity

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend in New York. Saw two plays (The River, with Hugh Jackman, and the spectacular A Curious Inciden...

B.C. Government And Pharma, Too Cozy For Comfort

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Make no mistake: drugs are big business, even the behind-the-counter kind.

Walmart, Shoppers Target Of B.C. Human Rights Complaint

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia group has filed human rights complaints against two major retailers for refusing to provide prescription-bottle labels ...

And Canada's Biggest Retail Brand Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Shoppers Drug Mart narrowly edged out Lululemon as Canada’s largest retail brand in the latest survey from research firm Interbrand. In all, thre...

CP's 2013 Business Newsmaker Is..

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - He's been a familiar face to Canadians for years — approachable, friendly, and asking them to come shop at his family's grocery stores.Beh...

Shoppers' Drug Switch Outrages Parents

CBC | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

B.C. parents are accusing Shoppers Drug Mart of putting their son’s life at risk by switching his brand-name prescription medication to a generic v...

Supreme Court Slaps Down Pharmacies

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario declared victory Friday in a key battle to clamp down on ever-increasing health-care costs, as Canada's top court upheld a ban on bi...

Loblaw Escalates Canada's Grocery Wars

CBC | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Business

Loblaw's decision to buy Shoppers Drug Mart is an attempt by the country's largest supermarket chain to stay atop the heap in Canada's intensifying gr...

What Happens To No Name Brand, Optimum Points Now?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Business

With the announcement Monday morning that grocery giant Loblaws has bid to buy pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4-billion deal, many consume...

Best Customer Service Response Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Business

Either someone at Shoppers Drug Mart has found a "time gateway," or they gave one of the best customer responses ever. It began when Andrew Gardner...