Shoppers Drug Mart

The Body Shop Launches ‘Shop-in-Shop’ Spaces at Shoppers Drug Mart, Expanding Retail Presence [Interview]

Jordan Searle, President of The Body Shop, discusses why the brand partnered with the major drug store chain to make products more conveniently available to Canadians.

Londonderry Mall’s Ongoing Transformation and Hudson’s Bay Retention [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss the transformation and new additions at Londonderry Mall in Edmonton, including a downsized Hudson's Bay store with an outlet concept.

Push to Self Checkout Creates Negative Customer Experience in Loblaw Stores [Podcast]

Craig and Lee discuss frustrations with self checkouts, focusing on their experiences at Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Shoppers Drug Mart Expanding Managed In-Store Medical Clinics in Canada 

The pharmacy behemoth continues to seek consumer loyalty by offering amenities centred on health and wellness. 

Retail Sector Dominates Top 10 Most Reputable Companies in Canada List: Leger Study

Leger surveyed more than 32,000 Canadians to explore their perspectives on more than 275 companies in 29 different sectors.

Pharmacy Retailers Target Growing Senior Population in Canada

Co-op and Shoppers Drug Mart are among the retailers launching initiatives catering to an aging demographic.

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Walk-In Medical Clinics with 1st Toronto Location

Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer continues to expand its services to drive traffic to its stores in an effort to gain market share from competitors.

Shoppers Drug Mart Pilots In-Store Dental Centres Amid National Wellness Expansion

The Canadian drug store behemoth has opened two in-store spaces for Smile Direct Club’s ‘SmileShop’ concept, which could be rolled-out nationally as part of a push to gain market share amid increased competition. 

Makeup Monopoly: A Look at Ulta Beauty’s Canadian Competitors

As the US beauty superstore prepares to enter the Canadian market, where will Ulta find room in a market that is dominated by a handful of retailers?

Shoppers Drug Mart Announces Launch of Online Nutrition Service for Ontario

The massive Canadian retail chain continues to expand its offerings in unique ways in order to gain consumer loyalty and gain market share.

Shoppers Drug Mart Opens at the Base of Luxury Rosedale Building [Photos]

The drug store features soaring ceilings and an expansive assortment of beauty products, as well as a grocery offering to serve the local community.

Inside the Shoppers Drug Mart Store that Replaced a Hard Rock Café [Photos]

Some were angry when we first announced that the retailer would replace the music-themed restaurant. Now open, the new three-level store includes a display area showcasing the building’s musical past.  

How Loblaw Can Improve Customer Experience of its New PC Optimum Program

Customer experience expert Larry Leung explains how the new merged program has fallen short in some areas, and how it can be improved.

Shoppers Drug Mart Expands ‘Wellwise’ Concept for Healthy Aging

The company is building on the success of its first brick-and-mortar store with an expanded offering that includes a new website, as well as new planned store locations.

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches New Retail Concept [Photos]

The first 'wellness-focused' retail location opened on Saturday, and more could follow if the pilot project is successful.

Yonge Street Hard Rock Cafe to be Replaced with Flagship Shoppers Drug Mart

The iconic restaurant, located in the heart of ‘Canada’s Times Square’, will be replaced with a flagship location for the drug store chain.

Shoppers Drug Mart to Test Fresh Food in its Regina Locations

Saskatchewan's capital city will be the first in Canada to include fresh food in all of its locations.

UPDATE: Shoppers Drug Mart to join beautyBOUTIQUE on Vancouver’s Burrard Street

We previously reported that a beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart will open beside Downtown Vancouver's Victoria's Secret store on Burrard Street, just north of Robson Street. We've got an update: A full-sized Shoppers Drug Mart store will be included...

Can Shoppers Drug Mart’s enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE concept overtake Sephora in the Canadian luxury beauty market?

This article includes an analysis of the similarities and differences between Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart's beautyBOUTIQUE concept, as the two retailers compete for Canada's cosmetics dollar. It expands on our previous article about Shoppers' opening a flagship beautyBOUTIQUE in Downtown Vancouver.  By Steph Chiu When you...

Shoppers Drug Mart to open flagship beautyBOUTIQUE in Downtown Vancouver

Photo: Colin Arber By: Miranda Sam, Founder and Editor of Style by Fire.  Sources tell us that Shoppers Drug Mart will open a 4,100 square foot standalone flagship beautyBOUTIQUE in downtown Vancouver, next to the world's second-largest Victoria’s Secret store. The street-level store will...

WALGREENS COULD HAVE BOUGHT SHOPPERS DRUG MART. COULD WALGREEN’S STILL COME TO CANADA?

American drugstore retailer Walgreens was considering buying Shoppers Drug Mart prior to Loblaw's decision to purchase the Shoppers chain. We mentioned Walgreens' interest in Canadian retail space last month and The National Post confirms that our sources were correct regarding Walgreens' interest in Canada. 

BREAKING: LOBLAWS BUYS SHOPPERS DRUG MART FOR $12.4 BILLION

Loblaw will buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and stock. Loblaw is Canada's largest grocery retailer, while Shoppers is Canada's largest pharmacy chain.Shoppers Drug Mart will keep its brand name and operate as a separate division of Loblaw. Store...

SOME SHOPPERS DRUG MART PROMOTIONS MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

Imagine walking into your local Shoppers Drug Mart, having received an email with an online coupon saying you'd get 20 times the Shoppers Optimum Points if you spend more than $50 in-store. Owning a smart phone and figuring Shoppers Drug Mart would...

Senior’s Discount Boost Shoppers Drug Mart Earnings

Canadian senior citizens are partly to thank for Shoppers Drug Mart's recent successful earnings. Revenues are up 4.4% while fourth-quarter pharmacy sales rose 3.7% and front-of-store sales (cosmetics, food and other stuff) rose 5%. Once per month, seniors are offered a...
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