Shoppers Drug Mart flyer Inc. (known in Quebec as Pharmaprix) is a Canadian retail pharmacy business with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. It operates over 1,300 locations throughout nine provinces and two territories.
The Super-Pharm pharmacy, which has sites in Israel, Poland, and originally in China, was created by pharmacist Murray Koffler in 1962. The Koffler family currently owns the Super-Pharm store (as Ensure from 2005 to 2011). The logo of Super-Pharm is similar to that of Shoppers Drug Mart, which was designed by Sylvain Liu. Some of the same private-label brands, such as Life Brand and Quo, are also used.
Loblaw Companies Limited, located in Brampton, bought Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and shares in 2014. Shoppers had approximately 1,300 sites in Canada by early 2016.
The firm owns and manages various speciality services in addition to its retail formats. This includes 56 Shoppers Home Health Care stores (renamed “Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart flyers”), which sell and service assisted-living devices, home-care products, mobility and medical equipment; Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network, which provides specialty drug distribution, pharmacy, and comprehensive patient support services; and MediSystem Technologies Inc., which sells and services pharmaceutical products and clinical services to long-term care facilities and retirees.
Wellwise, a new retail concept that provides healthy living items for seniors, debuted in autumn 2017 as a single Toronto location. Wellwise.ca was established in February 2018, making it Shoppers Drug Mart’s second e-commerce site after beautyboutique.ca. Using a fleet of corporate-owned trucks, several sites provide free prescription delivery. Loblaw Companies Limited’s completely owned subsidiary, Shoppers Drug Mart weekly flyer Corporation, is a totally owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited.
It is a signatory to the Retail Council of Canada’s voluntary Scanner Price Accuracy Code.
The PC Optimum program, previously Shoppers Optimum, allows customers to earn points. Members earn points that may be used to make purchases in the shop. Members of Shoppers Optimum get 15 points for every dollar spent in the store, except purchases of lottery tickets, tobacco goods, transit tickets and passes, prescription items, codeine-containing products, Canada Post products, and non-Shoppers Optimum gift cards. Bonus point collecting and redemption events (e.g., 20 the points, bonus redemption) are conducted on a regular basis.
With effect from February 1, 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart’s parent company, Loblaw, combined the program with Loblaw supermarkets’ PC Plus reward program to become PC Optimum. Customers earn 15 points each dollar spent at Shoppers Drug Mart flyer stores, similar to Optimum (adjusted up to account for differences in point scale between Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus).
The value of 10,000 points is $10, and they may only be redeemed in multiples of 10,000.