Shoppers Drug Mart is Canada's leading pharmacy retailer with more than 1,300 pharmacist-owned locations across the country.
Shoppers Drug Mart was founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist, Murray Koffler. He believed that it was possible to build a national organization of pharmacies without sacrificing the personalized service of the local community pharmacist. With that in mind, he created the Associate Concept, which provides individual pharmacists with the opportunity to combine independent business ownership, professional practice and cooperative services under one brand, with the support of a corporate entity.
Shoppers Drug Mart is born when Murray Koffler opens a 4,000 square-foot drug store at the Shoppers World plaza in Toronto. Life Brand® products were created, and the Company’s first private label products are introduced.
Earlier this month, a customer came in to see long-time pharmacist Ghada Gabr, who’s also associate owner of three Shoppers Drug Mart® locations in Halifax. His vision was blurry, he noticed he was thirsty all the time, and he was urinating way more than usual. He knew something was wrong, but he didn’t have a family doctor and wasn’t sure what to do. Luckily, Ghada did.
From empowering women to make their health a priority, to raising much-needed funds for local women’s health organizations across Canada, we are committed to putting women’s health first.